Dr. Gatlin is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and studied at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a double major in biological science and political science. She moved to Massachusetts to study at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2016 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dr. Gatlin also briefly worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia before joining Slade.
At Slade Veterinary Hospital, she is an integral member of the canine reproduction team, where she conducts artificial insemination techniques, semen freezing, and litter visits. Her other professional interests include feline health and feline-friendly approaches, as well as nutrition. Given her academic background, Dr. Gatlin is passionate about veterinary public health; her interest in veterinary medicine stemmed from her research in infectious disease epidemiology, and the ways that human and animal health are often intertwined, or the concept of “one health.”
She lives with her husband, a perpetually famished domestic shorthair cat named Leo, and a mischievous Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Turner. In her spare time, she loves to eat Asian street food, travel internationally, practice yoga, and read science fiction. Her mother tongues are Malayalam and Tamil, but she is passable in Hindi and Spanish. She is, and always will be, a Chicago sports fan.