Dr. Debra Garing was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Eberton, Georgia.
She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts Universary then attended University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where she was member of the Phi Zeta honorary society and received her DVM degree in 1984.
She bought the Elkin Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Robert NIcks in December 1986.
Dr. Garing resides in Elkin with her two children and several dogs and cats.
She is very active in the community including serving as President of the Rotary Club and serving on the board of Grace Clinic and the Foothills Art Council.