Heather N. Carter DVM, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate work in Biology at UC San Diego, went to veterinary school at St George’s University on the island of Grenada, and completed her education at Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate degrees she used music and dance to help manage stress. After returning to San Diego 8 years ago, Dr. Carter became involved with transcenDANCE, remembering what a vital role dance played in her physical and mental health, and what a catalyst for transformation it can be in one’s life. In 2014 she decided to stabilize her association with the group by joining the board of directors.