Dr. Garretson is dedicated to providing preventive care for all companion animals, including exotic pets such as ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and exotic animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Garretson is a wildlife rehabilitator, licensed with both the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She is particularly passionate about the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and bats. She is cofounder of GeoHerps, a not-for-profit organization that supports the conservation of reptiles and amphibians.
Dr. Garretson is a full-time wife and Boy Scout mom to her three active boys. If free time allows, she can be found trail riding with any of her 4 mammoth donkeys Gambler, Google, Cowboy or Jodie. Dr. Garretson’s busy household provides a permanent home for 2 dogs, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 snake, 2 frogs, 4 toads, 2 box turtles, 1 tarantula and whatever wildlife happens to be in rehabilitation at the time.