Dr. Manning attended the University of Tennessee for her undergraduate work and graduated from the UT College of veterinary Medicine in 1997. After working for one year in a mixed animal practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she married fellow veterinarian Dr. Anthony Manning and moved to the Hampton Roads area. She has been with Friendship Veterinary & Hilltop Veterinary since 2001. She has two teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, and spending time with her family and animals.