This week we chat with Riverview veterinarian Kim Tyson, who grew up in Brandon and developed a deep interest in both medicine and animals as a child. Tyson graduated from Brandon High in 1985 and from the University of Florida, where she received her microbiology degree in 1989, then her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1993. Tyson is also trained in acupuncture and has a special interest in animal dermatology. She has served the Riverview community through her Four Paws Veterinary Hospital for five years and works closely with local rescue groups to raise money for their cause and find them new homes. Tyson co-hosts a Yappy Hour monthly, which to date, has raised more than $4,000. In 2011, she received Business of the Year from the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.