BealsHolly Beals graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in medical imaging, vascular option. Beals spent a year of clinical externship in the Vascular Lab at the UC Davis Medical Center. She became a registered vascular technologist in 1999.

Beals has been employed in the Vascular Lab at the UC Davis Medical Center since 1999. She developed and currently directs the Vascular Lab's quality assurance program.

Holly Beals was the first UC Vascular Laboratory technologist to be awarded for "Best Clinical Paper" by the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, the national organization for vascular laboratory technologists. In addition to her technical and educational roles, she manages the laboratory's quality assurance program.