Dr. Pixton grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate work. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 1984 and joined Bartels Pet Hospital in 1996. She is devoted to her seven sons and is very active in her church. She has participated twice in the Susan G. Koman Walk for the Cure and is an avid hiker. The Pixton family has three dogs. Dr. Pixton is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.