Dr. Bigbee came to Colorado after graduating from Michigan State University in 2006 (Go Green!). If you hear an east coast accent, it is because she grew in New Jersey and received an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston. She has always been drawn to animals but she was hooked when she met her first kitten, Stanley. She shares her home with her husband, Brian, and 2 kittens, John Cougar Mellencat and Cat Benatar. In her off-time, Joanne enjoys kick boxing and crochet (but not at the same time).