Dr. Reed attended the University of Southern California where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. She then went on to complete a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. In 2007, she completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at USC. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California, Davis in 2011. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Reed worked for an equine veterinarian and later participated in research with the UC Davis ophthalmology department focusing on infectious diseases in equine eyes. Following veterinary school, she did a small animal internship in Los Angeles. Dr. Reed joined the Eye Care for Animals residency program in June 2012.