Dr. Alexander graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She graduated from the veterinary program at K-State in 1994. As soon as she graduated from vet school, she moved from the Kansas City area, where she grew up, to southwest Florida. She has an interest in orthopedic surgeries and is PennHIP certified. Over the years she enjoyed training dogs for various venues, including obedience, agility, dock jumping and her latest passion, retriever training for hunt tests and field trials. She continues to compete in dock jumping, hunt tests and field trials with her husband Dave Crabtree. She also serves as a veterinary consultant for Helping Paws Sanctuary, a local not-for-profit animal shelter.