Wava Cox was born and raised in Carroll County, Virginia. Growing up in a rural farming community, she always had a deep love and appreciation for animals and those who care for them. With a desire to pursue veterinary work, Wava briefly shadowed the doctors and staff at Carroll Vet before being hired on as a clinical and surgical assistant. After a decade working behind the scenes, Wava moved to the front as a receptionist before taking time away to raise her children and returning to her current role as receptionist 16 years later. Wava is a lifelong nature-lover who enjoys reading, hiking, birdwatching, and spending time with her cats, Barnabus and Christine, alongside her dog and precious shooting star, Ruby.