Dr. Stiff graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After several years in a mixed animal practice (equine and small animals), she opened Kiln Creek Animal Care in Newport News in 1992. She purchased Animal Care of Gloucester in 2007. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. As her daughters have grown into college years, she has found interest in new hobbies, including kayaking, biking and hiking. She enjoys sharing these pastimes with her husband, Dr. Tim, who manages the Animal Emergency Center in Yorktown.