Dr. Blakey is originally from the middle Tennessee area. She received both her Bachelor of Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also completed a year-long small animal rotating internship in emergency and surgery at Auburn University. Her profession interests are in neurology and furthering the human-animal bond. Dr. Blakey lives in Nashville with her husband, two dogs (Emma and Chloe), and cat (Luna).