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Crystal Drakes, Staff Veterinarian

DVM

Dr. Crystal Drakes is the newest addition to the VCA Lafayette family of healthcare providers. She was born and raised in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago, surrounded by numerous dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. This early exposure to tropical fauna greatly influenced her decision to study veterinary medicine, so she left to study in the USA. Dr. Drakes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences at Tuskegee University in Alabama in 2009, and then received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. She worked originally in Plainfield, IN for two years before moving to Lafayette.

Dr. Drakes has a special interest in Public Health and Zoonotic Disease, particularly the unique relationship of disease spread between humans and animals, and ways of preventing the spread. She also enjoy reading, watching movies and traveling in her spare time. She also enjoys helping local pet rescues when she can. She has two cats who were both “foster fails”; Santana, who is three years old and loves salmon treats; and 17 year old Oreo who loves having her tummy rubbed.
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