Dr. Amber Howarth was born and raised in Arizona. Her passion for animals began at a very young age when she “doctored” the family pets and eagerly asked her family veterinarian lots of questions. Her desire to become a veterinarian led her to Arizona State University where she received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business. Dr. Howarth then moved to Pullman, Washington and obtained her doctorate at Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.

While earning her undergraduate degree, Dr. Howarth founded a program called “Wandering PAWS,” which strengthened the idea of the human-animal bond. She partnered with Arizona State University, the Arizona Humane Society, and Central Arizona Shelter Services in Phoenix to help the homeless population obtain healthcare for themselves and their animals. It was during this time that Dr. Howarth was able to see first-hand how she can positively affect the quality of life for animals and their owners. She also, started working for Stith as an intern, while in veterinary school, helping him analyze the financial side of acquiring new practices.

Dr. Howarth’s interests include soft tissue surgery, pain management, preventative medicine, business, and finance. Through an internship, Dr. Howarth grew interested in analyzing the financial side of acquiring new practices. She continues to research personal finance and how to become financially independent and hopes to inspire others to become financially independent as well.

Outside of work, Dr. Howarth enjoys traveling, hiking, riding horses, paddle boarding, and going on new adventures. Her most recent interests are photographing nature and listening to personal finance podcasts.