Dr. Rebecca Baum was born with a love of animals and feels that being a veterinarian is her calling. She finds it rewarding to be able to help her patients and their families. Dr. Rebecca grew up on a small farm in Alvon, WV, where she helped her family raise sheep, cattle, horses and rescued dogs and cats.
Dr. Rebecca attended Hollins College where she participated on the intercollegiate equestrian team and graduated with honors with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.She was the first West Virginia student to graduate from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine where she excelled and was awarded a small animal excellency award and was at the top of her class. She graduated in 2000 and returned home to practice, hoping to help her local community. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice including medicine, surgery and ultrasound.
When Dr. Rebecca is not at the hospital taking care of her patients you will find her at home with her husband Chad and daughter Emmaline and their extended family and pets including 4 rescued dogs, 9 horses and 3 cats. She is an avid equestrian and loves to train, ride and drive her horses. She recently acquired a Fell Pony and hopes to promote this rare breed in West Virginia.