Dr. Erica Gallagher was born and raised in Ottawa. Despite wanting to be a veterinarian since the age of 3, Dr. Gallagher attended Canterbury High School for the dramatic for 2 years before switching over to the sciences in preparation for attending university. She attended the University of Guelph in the Animal Biology department before being accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998. Erica graduated top 10 in her class in 2003 and moved back to Ottawa to begin her career. Dr. Gallagher spent the first 7 years of her career working in emergency medicine and critical care before transitioning over to general practice in 2010. Her main interests lie in internal medicine, and she has extensive experience with ultrasound, endoscopy, and regenerative medicine. Outside of the clinic, Erica shares her life with her husband Jon, young twins Owen and Quinn, dog Guinness, and old tabby cat Felix. She enjoys travelling, horseback riding, camping, and socializing with friends.