Dr. Pollard was born and raised in Phoenix. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona and completed her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University in 1985. She enjoys working with dogs, cats, and all kinds of pets. When not at work, Dr. Pollard enjoys reading, playing viola in her church orchestra, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one who is a teacher here in Phoenix, and one who loves to travel and is currently living in Australia. Her animal family includes two dogs, one cat, and a parakeet.