Dr. Lauren Sears returned home to the Omaha/Papillion area after graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She began pursuing her veterinarian dream in high school at the Henry Doorly Zoo Academy, followed by many summers of job shadowing and working at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic and joined the clinic team in 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree while pole vaulting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Sears is especially interested in surgery and exotic animals. In her spare time, Dr. Sears enjoys (attempting) to take her cat Finnegan for walks and tackling home renovation projects with her husband Nick.