A native of southern Ohio, Dr. Ankrom grew up riding horses. Her love of animals led her to seek a career in veterinary medicine, first focusing on horses, but then shifting to smaller, domestic animals. After working for two years in a mixed animal practice, she then joined a small animal emergency center in Champaign, Illinois before joining EVCC in 2017. Dr. Ankrom loves the constant variety of cases in emergency medicine as well as being able to provide compassionate care to her patients and their owners through stressful situations.

Dr. Ankrom and her husband reside in South Bend, Indiana with their three sons, their dog, Baily and a flock of backyard chickens. In her free time, Dr. Ankrom enjoys cooking, camping with her family, and riding horses when she gets a chance.