Dr. Tanya Cruz is originally from New Jersey. She received her DVM degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Ventura, CA. She worked as a general practitioner in Orange County for two years before joining the Veterinary Specialty Hospital as an overnight emergency clinician. Dr. Cruz loves the variety that emergency medicine offers and especially loves being able to comfort and offer help to people during a very distressing time. In her free time Dr. Cruz enjoys surfing and spending time with her husband.