Dr. Boucher and her husband have three grown children and two canine kids at home along with two horses in the country. The canines are Golden Retrievers who love to run with her in the woods and keep her company while she gardens. Her animal companions keep her grounded and make her laugh every day. People often ask Dr. Boucher if she does surgery on her own animals and she replies “every week!” That always brings a puzzled look, so she explains that when a patient is in surgery, it is always ‘her pet’. If there is ever a question of how to proceed, she asks herself “is this what I would do for Cisco?” If the answer is yes, she continues with confidence. So the answer is yes, she does surgery on her own pets all the time.