Dr. Elizabeth Wood is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona CA, and has a great passion for animal health and wildlife conservation. She grew up outside of Washington D.C., and then moved to Santa Cruz, CA where she completed degrees in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She also studied abroad in Costa Rica conducting various research projects, including one exploring the behavior patterns of two- toed sloths.
In the years before starting veterinary school, she worked at a large specialty hospital in Washington D.C. as a veterinary assistant, and volunteered at the National Zoo. During her time in veterinary school she completed over 25 externships in small animal, zoo, exotic, and wildlife medicine. Her most memorable vet school experience was the month she spent working at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.
Dr. Wood loves spending time on the beach with her two dogs, Kobe and Kiwi. She enjoys swimming, kayaking, surfing, domestic and international travel, yoga, sunshine, and spending time with friends. Her medical interests include wound healing, rehabilitation, ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery.