Dr. Pugh’s passion for holistic and preventive medicine led her to the realization that a dog with an active healthy lifestyle prevents the vast majority of conditions that need to be treated with veterinary medicine. Her desire to provide a service to treat animals before they become ill was the inspiration for the Martial ARFS.
In 1999, she graduated from Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior, she attended Arizona State University where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Zoology, Summa Cum Laude.
In 2003, she was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State
In 2005, she attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine’s program and received advanced training in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
From 2005-2006 she was North Shore Animal League’s Chief Medical Director and was their Lead Veterinarian during their rescue efforts immediately following Hurricane Katrina.
In 2013, started Progressive Pet Therapy which specializes in alternative therapies for companion animals and canine athletes including Acupuncture, Physical Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Laser Therapy.