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 Hospital since 2001. She has two teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, and spending time with her family and animals.