Dr. Thames was born in Hattiesburg, MS and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. She returned home to attend middle and high school in Petal, MS. She is a proud Golden Eagle having received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Public Health from The University of Southern Mississippi. She obtained her DMV from Mississippi State University and completed a Small Animal Internship in Virginia and a Small Animal Emergency & Critical Residency at Texas A&M. Following her residency, she was the Service Chief of Emergency and Critical Care at MSY for 4 years before returning home to join the Animal Medical Center and Petal Animal Clinic team in 2020. Dr. Thames is a fur-mom to 4 rescue pups and 3 rescue cats. She is thankful and blessed to be doing what she loves at home in the Pine Belt.