After a life that began with a cat sleeping in her crib as an infant, and always thereafter a 3 pet household, Dr. MacInnes grew up loving her family pets, and all animals wild and domestic generally. Every pet’s illness and passing strongly impacted and strengthened her desire to care for animals. During her Bachelors degree at Bowdoin College, where she studied premed, she made the decision to pursue animal medicine instead, and set off to pursue Veterinary medicine and surgery.
She graduated from her home town University, the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph with honours at the top of her class in 2003. She went on to complete a 12 month internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2004 Dr. MacInnes relocated to Bellingham. She briefly left to practice in Hawaii, but returned to Bellingham.
MacInnes Mobile Veterinary Services was established in 2010 in order to provide in home care for her patients, reducing patient stress and increasing client flexibility and convenience, and enhancing client veterinary communication. Dr. MacInnes also hoped that her mobile practice would greatly help geriatric and end of life patients to pass comfortably and stress free in their own home, rather than travelling to a clinic.
Dr. MacInnes spends her off duty time with her family, dogs, and draft horse. She enjoys all Bellingham has to offer, spending time hiking, running, walking, and mountain biking.