Dr. Huffman was born and raised in Goochland, Virginia. She received her bachelors in animal science from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her doctorate of veterinary medicine was completed in 2017 at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Katie began working for Thomas J. Newton, DVM at Little Hawk Farm, first in an intern role and then an associate. She took the practice over in September, 2019, renaming it Little Hawk Equine, LLC. In addition to her veterinary duties, Katie is a founding board member of the Little Hawk Reentry Foundation, which offers employment to graduates of the horse program at the State Farm Work Center. She cares for the entire herd of the James River Horse Foundation and serves on the Program Committee.