Natalia has lived in San Jose, CA her whole life. After discovering her love for animals at a young age she pledged to become a veterinarian when she was only in elementary school. Having gone through the classic retail route, Natalia discovered her greatest joy was when she was helping the elderly whilst she previously worked at a senior living community. There she learned the stories of how people came to be where they were.

Seeing the seniors with their furry companions still both full of light helped remind her of her childhood dream and pushed her to take that first step. She hopes to keep opening doors to help her get there, and found UNI Pet Clinic was the key to getting there.