Dr. Danielle O’Brien grew up in McKinney, Texas. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate degree, but was fortunate enough to be accepted into the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies prior to graduating. She obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) before returning stateside. She spent a year working at a hybrid general practice and emergency clinic in the panhandle of Florida before uprooting her life further north to Philadelphia. She has continued her career as an emergency clinician in the emergency/specialty and referral community in the area before joining MVA in 2023. Her professional interests include urethral obstruction, emergency stabilization and mental health within the veterinary profession.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, hiking, playing volleyball, and home decorating. She and her husband share two cats, Steve Kerr and Binks, and a dog, Potter.