Gabriella is originally from Puerto Rico, and received her undergraduate degree there. She currently attends North Carolina State School of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina and she will be graduating in May 2023.


Growing up, Gabriella’s family always had dogs, but now they have two cats named Simba and Nala who live at home in Puerto Rico. Gabriella was drawn to veterinary medicine more and more as she continued her studies, “I feel like somehow, along the way, I fell into it. I couldn’t see myself working in any other profession,” she said.


Gabriella was attracted to Lone Mountain Animal Hospital because she wanted an externship experience where she could work with both small animals and exotics. She loves the support and accommodation she has received through the externship program and is excited to get to work.


Outside of her studies and caring for animals, Gabriella enjoys nature walks, spending time with her friends, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines.