Dr. Nauta was raised in North Carolina, and attended veterinary school at Mississippi State, where she graduated in 2010. She moved to Fairbanks with her family in 2016 when her husband was stationed at Eielson Air Force Base. Dr. Nauta has a special passion for veterinary dentistry and working with exotics. At home she has 3 dogs “Maverick” “Toby the Toot” and “Zipper”, 1 cat “Mr. Mistoffelees”, 1 horse “Hope”, and a chameleon “Duckie”. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, outdoor activities, and raising her 2 beautiful children.