The ‘Doctor’s Office for Pets’ gains associate |

The ‘Doctor’s Office for Pets’ gains associate

TRUCKEE – Dr. Elyse Math has joined the Animal Outpatient Care Center of Truckee-Tahoe “The Doctor’s Office for Pets” in Truckee as an associate veterinarian working with Dr. Brooks Bloomfield and Dr. Gina Kang.

Dr. Math grew up in New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Her degree in mathematics prepared her for a career as an actuary in the insurance field. After working for seven years as an actuary, Dr. Math decided to change careers and to pursue her life-long passion for veterinary medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a zookeeper at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Ill., and volunteered at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. Dr. Math graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass. She then completed an intensive one-year internship in small animal surgery and medicine at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in Los Angeles.

Dr. Math said she is particularly excited to be working with Dr. Bloomfield, as they both attended Tufts Veterinary School.

“Dr. Bloomfield was a member of the first graduating class in 1983. He has more than 30 years of experience in mixed practice and exotic animals, and there is not much that he has not seen. It is truly a privilege to be working with him,” said Dr. Math.

Dr. Math has relocated from southern California to the Reno, Nev. area to be closer to family, and to enjoy the outdoor activities of Lake Tahoe. “It is extremely gratifying to be a veterinarian in Tahoe because the pets enjoy such an amazing, athletic quality of life, despite the occasional snout full of porcupine quills,” she said.

Dr. Math’s particular areas of professional interest include emergency and critical care medicine, internal medicine, and of course, porcupine quill removals.

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