Team Countryside since: 2017
Dr. Payne was born and raised in Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Before vet school she worked with both large and small animals as a technician. As a veterinarian, she worked at an emergency clinic before coming to Countryside. Along with her interest in continuing emergency medicine, Dr. Payne offers her expertise in internal medicine and exotic patient care.
Dr. Payne loves living the beach life in New Smyrna with her boyfriend and 2 dogs. Her boyfriend works in human medicine and is a respiratory therapist. They enjoy spending time outdoors and scuba diving. She also likes horseback riding and attending events with her retired racehorse Elsa. Dr. Payne has also recently traveled to Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Budapest, and Prague.