Dr. Elena received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on the campus of Virginia Tech in May 2014. She was originally from Ellicott City, MD and now lives in Greencastle, PA with her husband. She has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech as well as minors in chemistry and music. Her primary interest in veterinary medicine is companion animals, especially cats. Outside of veterinary medicine, she most enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon, and their cats, Rory and Leo. She also enjoys time with her extended family, hiking, camping, and going to the beach.