Dr. Quigley earned an undergraduate BS degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska in 1978, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983 from Washington State University. She spent her childhood years in California, but left when she was 18 years old, and has lived in a variety of places since then including Colorado, Maryland, Alaska, Idaho and Germany.
Dr. Quigley’s veterinary career has been quite varied. She has owned and operated a small animal practice in Moscow, Idaho, worked as a clinician in a small animal AAHA practice in western Maryland, and was the first on site staff veterinarian for Heart of the Valley, a position she left in 2007 to open the Snip Veterinary Clinic.
In addition, Dr. Quigley spent 14 years as the staff veterinarian for a nonprofit organization called the Hornocker Wildlife Institute, where she was their lead field veterinarian. There she monitored the health status and disease threats for wild carnivore populations including Siberian tigers, Amur leopards, Asiatic black bears, and brown bears in the Russian Far East, and cougars, wolverines, and black bears in North America. She also taught American and Russian field biologists, and Russian veterinarians how to safely capture, immobilize, radio collar, collect biologic samples and release wild carnivores.
Dr. Quigley is not practicing on a regular basis in the Hospital any more, rather she is working more internationally. She spends her time as a veterinary surgeon for Spay/Neuter events in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, as well as teaching pre-veterinary students about wildlife, medicine, and surgery in Australia and Thailand. Watch for updates of her experiences on this site as well as at the Hospital. Also, but be on the lookout as she is often at the Clinic covering for one of our full time veterinarians.
Dr. Quigley has one daughter, Allyson, who is presently attending veterinary school at Washington State University. The rest of the family consists of three Border Collies – Piper, Madi, and Tuna, a cat named George, and a horse named Dancer. In her spare time, Dr. Quigley loves hiking in the woods, dancing, listening to music and traveling. She has also written and published a children’s book.