Katie was born in Covington and attended high school at St. Scholastica Academy. She received a Genetics degree from The University of Georgia. Following in her father's footsteps, she graduated in 2010 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine . She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Katie and her husband Rudy have three dogs, Gertrude, Mona (pictured), and Lil Bit, and a cat named Mr. Prince.