I was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Venezuela where I graduated from the Central University of Venezuela and then completed an internship in internal medicine. I have been a part of the Primary Care Team since 2015 and I feel blessed to have enjoyed the company of dozens of dogs and cats. Why did I become a veterinarian? Since I was a little kid, we always had dogs at home, my dad took me frequently to dog shows and he had several veterinarian friends. I still remember going to their animal hospitals to visit and when I saw how they help the dogs and cats, I knew right away that I wanted to do that, I was immediately hooked. As I’ve become a veterinarian, I love that because pets don’t tell their owners if something is uncomfortable or wrong, I feel that the more pets I am able to examine the more are going to be more comfortable and happier at home with their families. I truly find great satisfaction in that. My favorite part of my work day are those moments where I just take a few seconds and think, “how cool is this”; I’m living the dream and I love what I do. My favorite particular interests in veterinary medicine are dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and preventive medicine. A code I faithfully live by at work is always trying to offer the best care to my patients and clients according to their own circumstances. Outside of work, I am passionate about sports ranging from the NBA, MLB, playing tennis, basketball, soccer, jogging; participating in the LA marathon is high up on my bucket list! In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.