Dr. Maggie Skiles was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised in western Nebraska. She attended Western Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She also swam for the university’s collegiate swimming team all four years.
After earning her degree, Dr. Skiles moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and worked at the University of North Carolina (UNC) as a research coordinator managing two investigational studies designed to enhance point-of-care diagnostics for HIV patients. Following her two-year stint at UNC, Dr. Skiles attended Johns Hopkins University and earned her Master of Science in Public Health, specializing in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control. As part of the program, Dr. Skiles spent seven months in Singapore studying the zoonotic transmission of bat-borne viruses, including novel corona-viruses.
Dr. Skiles then moved back to North Carolina and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. As part of her studies, Dr. Skiles participated in a two-year research project focused on understanding wild and domestic animal reservoirs of parasitic and vector-borne skin infections in Peru. Prior to her move to Nashville in 2020, Dr. Skiles completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas. She has a special interest in hospitalized patient care.
Maggie lives in Nashville with her significant other, Justin, and two adorable dogs, Goose and Sully.