Dr. Monica Salazar was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She earned her Bachelor’s of Animal Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and Master’s of Animal Sciences from New Mexico State University. She then moved up north to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Salazar’s main interest is surgical veterinary medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, creating mosaics, and hiking.