Courtney grew up in the Pacific Northwest, started in the veterinary field in 2002, and has been working with veterinarians ever since. She knew she wanted to be involved with animals from a young age when she did a report on spaying and neutering in elementary school, much to the teacher's dismay and the stuffed animals' horror. During her spare time, Courtney works with a local foster-home based Pitbull Rescue. She enjoys practicing massage therapy on her rescue dogs. Courtney currently lives in Covington with her husband and her pit bulls.