Dr. Robin Paterson is a native of Pittsburgh and grew up both there and in rural Vermont. She attended the University of Colorado and Colorado State University for her undergraduate studies in zoology and French, and began work toward a Master’s degree in comparative Anatomy and Physiology at CSU before beginning veterinary school. She graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and immediately moved to Kingman with her husband, Drew and their two pre-school daughters, to join Cerbat Cliffs. Their son was born shortly after their arrival. Dr. Paterson enjoys working with a wide variety of species and their pet parents, and also takes an active role in organized veterinary medicine. She recently completed a six-year tenure with the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors, culminating with a term as President. Recently, Dr. Paterson was elected as a council member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Veterinary Services, which strives to address pertinent issue in veterinary medicine through health and welfare, education, legislation, public information and practice management, at the national level. Dr. Paterson lives happily with her husband and their troupe of busy teenagers. Together, they care for a small “zoo” as well as a sprawling garden, and enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, outdoor activities and traveling all over this amazing world.