Dr. Elizabeth Alexander was born and raised in Rhode Island, where she decided at the age of three that
she wanted to become a veterinarian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pathobiology and Veterinary
Sciences at the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) in 2014. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
After graduation, she worked for two years at a busy mixed-animal general practice in rural upstate New York, where she saw everything from cats and dogs to pot-bellied pigs and pygmy goats. She has spent the last year providing relief services for clinics all over the Bay Area, before joining the VetnCare Alameda team full-time.
Dr. Alexander is excited to be working full-time at a single clinic again, which allows her to really get to know her clients and patients. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is being able to not only help her patients feel better when they come to her for illnesses or injuries but also helping their humans to feel better in the process. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery, endocrinology, and engaging in client education on preventive medicine.
As a New England transplant to the Bay Area, Dr. Alexander is not quite used to “fire season” yet but she definitely does not miss the East Coast humidity or blizzards! She currently resides with her veterinarian fiancé, Nicholas (also a Cornell class of 2018 grad), and their yellow lab, Griffin. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Alexander enjoys running, hiking, biking, cooking (she is always looking to try new recipes), reading (mainly mysteries, thrillers, or historical fiction), and playing Scrabble.