Dr. Cruz is a native of Puerto Rico and has lived in the United States since she was seven. she speaks fluently English and Spanish. She grew up in Edison, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University for one year before moving to Tampa, Florida where she completed her bachelor's deree in microbilolgy at the University of South Florida in 2004. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in February 2013 From St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine located in the beautiful Cayman Islands and completed her clinical training at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cruz has traveled to Thailand where she worked with elephants and hopes to go back again to visit. Even though she is a long way from home, she fell in love with the state of Arizona and enjoys the beautiful mountain views and hiking. Her favorite pass times include spending time with her family, ballroom dancing, watching movies and landscape photography. Dr. Cruz has two dogs, a toy Pomeranian named Max and a long-haired Dachshund named Sophy.