First and foremost, Dr. Alice D'Amore cares so very much for her patients. She has been treating sick and injured animals, both domesticated and wild, for as long as she can remember. From the time she was five-years-old, growing up in eastern Pennsylvania, she can recall many rescue attempts made for in-need rabbits, birds, mice, squirrels, cats and dogs, which led her to early volunteer work with various wildlife rehabilitation organizations (she was vaccinated against the rabies virus by twenty-years-old!).
Interestingly, she was also a voracious reader as a child, which led to a lifelong love of literature. She earned her B.S. in Biology and was employed by a human microbiology/toxicology/histology laboratory before returning to earn her M.A. in English in 2003. While working on her doctorate in post-colonial literature and teaching at Purdue University in 2004, she began taking elective courses in veterinary and human neurology, histology, pharmacology and epidemiology in order to prepare herself for a doctorate program in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011, before completing a challenging year-long medical internship at MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2012.
Most of her spare time is devoted to hiking, kayaking and traveling abroad as well as spending time with her husband Phil, their two sons, two adopted dogs and five adopted cats.