Dr. Kathy McLaughlin obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts in 1991 and then went on to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated Cum Laude in 1995. Following graduation, she moved to Ocala, and after working for one year in equine practice, she began working in small animal practice. She began working part time for Mulberry Grove Animal Hospital in the spring of 2011.

She is an active member of the AVMA and the Marion County Veterinary Medical Association. Her interest include internal medicine and critical care. Dr. McLaughlin lives in Ocala with her husband, two children, two cats, and one dog. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family at the beach and hiking.