Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 35 years

Rachael Humke D.V.M.

Neurology Resident

Dr. Humke was born and raised in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and completed her DVM at Ohio State University. Before going to veterinary school she worked as an animal assistant in a general practice clinc and spent a summer as an intern at the Indianapolis Zoo. During this internship she instituted a station training program for the zoo's Crested Coua. Her interest in veterinary neurology began during her second year of veterinary school. "The first time we went through the neurologic examination and applied it to a patient I was hooked. I love the complexities of the nervous system and how each part of your examination works together to guide you to a location and probable diagnosis." After completing her DVM, she completed a rotating internship at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center followed by a specialty internship at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Humke's professional interests include idiopathic epilepsy, inflammatory diseases, and surgical neurology.


2012-2016 Bachelor of Science (Biology - Magna Cum Laude)
Duke University (Durham, NC)
2016-2020 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (Columbus, OH)
2020-2021 Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center (Columbia, MO)
2021-2022 Neurology Specialty Intern
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Center (Woburn, MA)
2022-Present Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency
Veterinary Neurological Center (Phoenix, AZ)