Dr. Raab is originally from the colorful state of Colorado. In 1986 she went to The College of William and Mary for her undergraduate work, she then went to veterinary school at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Raab started in an exclusively exotic animal practice, then moved on to incorporate dogs and cats to her repertoire. She has her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, has studied Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and food therapy, as well as laser therapy, and essential oil therapy.
She lives in Albemarle County with her husband Ron, daughters Natalie and Leah, two dogs, Amazon parrots, chickens, and Gus the duck. Janice also keeps one horse that she rides whenever possible.