Dr. Sparks completed her undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Biomedical Science and AgriBusiness/Animal Science with a Chemistry minor. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for 5 years during that time. She continued her education at the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.
She has many interests, especially surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and advanced imaging.
Dr. Sparks has also been serving in the U.S. Army National Guard since 2000 in the Military Police. She is currently a Sergeant First Class in a Military Police Company. She has been deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, Qatar, and Guatemala, and mobilized for several tornado reliefs in Missouri and Hurricane Katrina.
When she’s not at the hospital, Dr. Sparks enjoys anything outdoors including hiking/backpacking, kayaking, cycling, and playing/hiking with her dogs.