Dr. Ivette was born in Colombia, South America. Her love for animals started with work on the family farm. Her experiences have taken her as far as Israel where she worked with the National Veterinary Services. When her parents moved the family to Maryland, she began to work at local veterinary hospitals to gain more experience. She attended the University of Maryland and received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Animal Sciences. She graduated from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and began her medical career as an associate at a small animal practice in suburban Washington.
Dr. Ivette is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), the DC Medical Association (DCMVA) and an associate member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AA HA).
Dr. Ivette speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew. Her clinical interests include Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Internal medicine, and Cardiology.
In her spare time Dr. Ivette enjoys playing volleyball, pilates, reading and traveling. She also loves to spend time with her husband Chris and their pets (Miniature Poodle - Toby, Golden Retriever - Brandon, Burmese Cat - Mushu, Catalina Macaw - Nicki, Sun Conures - Lulu & Cisco, and rescued turtles - Lucy and little Ricki).