Originally from eastern Washington, Dr. O'Donnell graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science with highest honors in 2006. She went on to receive her DVM degree from Washington State University in 2010. After graduation, Dr. O'Donnell moved to Denver Colorado where she completed a year-long rotating internship in medicine, surgery, and emergency at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. Following that rotating internship, she moved to Dallas Texas and completed a year-long surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. During her surgical internship, she also worked at a fast-paced 24-hour emergency hospital where she was able to gain additional experience in emergency medicine. With her advanced training in hand, Dr. O'Donnell was very excited to return to Colorado and pursue her interest in emergency medicine. She joined the VCA family at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in the Emergency Department in 2013 and then transferred to the Emergency Department at VCA Alameda East in 2015. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys exploring the outdoors, going to concerts, skiing and spending time with her Maine Coon, Remy and his feline friend, Loki.