Mrs. Brinkley got her start working at a veterinary hospital while still in High School. She studied Veterinary Technology at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia, graduating in 1989 with an A.A.S. Degree in Applied Science. She has owned and operated 2 successful pet sitting businesses, but sold them so she could focus all her energy on Companion Care Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and horse back riding.