Dr. Thabes is originally from Leeds, Alabama and attended Auburn University for her undergraduate education after which she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn in 1989. After graduation, she moved to Nashville where she was in small animal practice as well as an emergency clinician at the local emergency hospital. In 1995, she relocated to Tallahassee with her husband, John. In 2008, she opened Bannerman Pet Care with Dr. Jay Summitt (now retired). She has been involved in various veterinary organizations, both local and national and has been an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners since 1989.
Outside of work, Dr. Thabes has been actively involved in several local school and community organizations as well as multiple organizations devoted to the advocacy of individuals with special needs and exceptional student education. She attends Good Shepherd Catholic Church and in her spare time enjoys college football (War Eagle!), needlework, reading, music, cooking, Lake Eufaula and the beach. She is proud mom to 4 awesome children and a multitude of pets.