Dr. Varela graduated from veterinary school at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. For the last four years she has provided relief veterinary services for dogs and cats in Chicago, Washington DC and now the San Francisco bay area. You might see her on Saturdays at UNI. In addition to her vet degree, she has a Masters in Public Health and works full-time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Veterinary Medical Officer. In her free time she enjoys going on hiking adventures along the coast with her dog Ellie and her husband Jon.