Katy grew up in Clinton, Louisiana and graduated high school from Silliman Institute. She attended
Louisiana State University, graduating with a degree in Business Management in 2008. After graduation
Katy returned to her alma mater, Silliman Institute, as a high school business/computer teacher for a
year and a half before becoming their Business Manager for six years.
In May 2017, alongside her
husband Dr. Chris Hayes, Simply Southern Animal Hospital was opened. Katy is a member of Plains
Presbyterian Church in Zachary, Louisiana, along with her husband Chris. She enjoys spending time with
family and friends, and traveling. Katy and Chris have a son named Mills and three fur babies – Ruger, Copper, and Blue!