Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Jennifer Lopez made the move to Pittsburgh in 2014. As a child, she always knew she was going to be a veterinarian and learned to love and care for her 7 pet Rottweilers and the various dogs that her family rescued and placed in new homes.
While in college, she began her veterinary career as a technician at the University of Florida in the Dermatology department. It was there that her passion grew for clinical research and skin diseases resulting in her being published in several journals such as Veterinary Dermatology and American Veterinary Journal of Research.
Dr. Lopez attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, the West Indies. She stayed active in community programs to educate the local Grenadians on pet care, parasite control and preventive medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she began general practice in Miami, while continuing her education and receiving her MBA in Multi-Sector Health Management.
Dr. Lopez is enjoying the Pittsburgh city life with her two French Bulldogs, Ralphie and Lulu and her poodle, Amelia Bedelia. She loves interacting with her clients, being involved in the community outreach that VCA is heavily involved in and hopes to use her bilingual skills as much as she did in Miami. Her varied interests include dermatology, surgery and emergency care.
She recently went on an educational safari to Kenya and Tanzania and looks forward to future visits to Rwanda, Botswana and South Africa.