Melissa Ackley, BVM&S, MRCVS
Dr. Ackley grew up in Cardiff-By-the-Sea, and rather than stay in sunny California; she chose to move to Edinburgh, Scotland (where James Herriot earned his degree) to earn her veterinary degree from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. While she loved the Scottish countryside, the delicious haggis, and the search for Nessie, she decided to return to California and completed her internship at California Veterinary Specialists last year. After finding a love of emergency medicine, she stayed on as an emergency staff doctor with the practice.
In her spare time, Dr. Ackley likes to be outdoors and enjoys hiking with her lab mix, Zeke, climbing, kickboxing, traveling, and hanging out at the beach. She is also attempting to learn the guitar and has recently started to build her own rustic coffee table.