Paisley was born and raised in south western Ontario. Her family had a farrow to finish operation in Dunnville, which ignited her passion for pigs and the swine industry. She received her DVM from the University of Guelph in 2014. During school, she worked with OMAFRA, Guelph, and Ontario Pork to gain diverse exposure in swine and dairy. After vet school, Paisley went to Iowa State University for a swine specialty fellowship position at the Swine Medicine Education Center. In 2017 she joined South West Ontario Veterinary Services where she heads up SWARE (South West Applied Research Enterprise) and is a clinical veterinarian. Outside of work, she hikes with her dog and enjoys oil painting, and cross country skiing.