Monica Salazar was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She first became aware of her calling to veterinary medicine as a 4-year-old. While in veterinary school and since she has gravitated towards surgical veterinary medicine and appreciates the delicacy of surgery and its curative or palliative potential. Dr. Salazar enjoys working with families towards a common goal of helping pets in need. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, creating mosaics, and hiking.