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Awilda Rodriguez Melendez, Staff Veterinarian

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Dr. Awilda M. Rodriguez was born and raised on the Island of Puerto Rico. She graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada. During her stay in Grenada, she was a member of the International Veterinary Student Association. In 2007, Awilda was sponsored by St. George’s University to participate in the 56th Annual International Veterinary Student Association Summer Congress in Spain. Later on, she attended the Symposium on Wildlife Utilization and Conservation in South Africa.

Dr. Rodriguez spent her veterinary clinical year at the University of Georgia. After graduation, Dr. Rodriguez completed a fellowship program with the USDA/Agricultural Research Service at Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York.

Dr. Rodriguez currently serves as a Captain for the US Army Reserve in the Veterinary Corps. She has participated in 2 missions, providing free vaccine and spay and neuter services for underserved communities in New York and supporting the veterinary treatment facility at the army base.

Her special interest is in preventive medicine and she is interested in pursuing further studies in alternative medicine. She also has interest in shelter medicine and has worked as relief veterinarian at the Atlanta Humane Society.

Dr. Rodriguez speaks English, Spanish and American sign-language. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her rescued dog named Tango. She enjoys traveling, yoga and being in nature outdoors.
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