Dr. Rooker grew up on a rural dairy farm in Manson, North Carolina. She was exposed to typical farm chores such as milking cows and driving tractors, but could usually be found in the pastures making friends with all the farm cats, dogs, ducks, and even green snakes.
Dr. Rooker attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she double majored in Biology and Animal Science, with a minor in Genetics. She graduated in 2002 with Summa Cum Laude and valedictorian honors. She earned her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University Veterinary College in 2007. From 2007 through 2018, she has worked at clinics in Georgia and the Texas Hill Country. Dr. Rooker loves working with cats and dogs and has particular interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and dermatology.
Away from work, Dr. Rooker can be found either at the gym, partaking in an outdoor adventure, or taking it easy baking in the company of her cats Pearl and Olive Oil.