Dr. Erica O’Donnell graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Political Science. She was the recipient of the UCLA Senior of the Year Award upon graduation. She then attended UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she double-tracked in Small Animal/Equine Medicine, obtaining her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school in 2012, she completed a one year rotating internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, CA and a one year surgical internship at Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group in Annapolis Junction, MD. She then moved to Surrey, England and worked at Fitzpatrick Referrals, first as an intern and then as Clinical Coordinator and research assistant. While in England she became a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After two years at this progressive orthopedic and neurologic specialty center in the UK, Dr. O’Donnell moved back to her native southern California to begin an Emergency and Critical Care residency at Veterinary Specialty Hospital.