Dr. Katie Bardales earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal and Avian Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park then went on to receive her  doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona.  She is a Maryland native who loves traveling, horseback riding, hiking and reading in her spare time.  Dr. Bardales lives in Silver Spring with her adorable, but mischievous Chihuahua mix named Lexi.