Dr. Ashley Bava was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree Cum Laude in Animal Science from Cornell University. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London with Honours, and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Miami Veterinary Specialists the following year. She has enjoyed practicing small animal emergency medicine for the past few years in New Jersey. Her love of animals and scientific curiosity first drew her to veterinary medicine, and continues to be the driving force that excites her to go to work each day. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys long-distance running, surfing, snowboarding and spending time with family, friends, and her terrier mix Hazelnut. She is excited to join the team at Friendship Hospital for Animals for an Internal Medicine internship in order to further her formal training, with the plan to pursue a residency in the future.