Dr. Salas is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She is originally from Maui, Hawai'i where she was born and raised, but has since lived in Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington, and California. She graduated high school at 16 years old and launched into university immediately after.
Dr. Salas spends her time at Conejo seeing both general practice and urgent care patients as well as performing soft tissue surgeries and dental services. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, cooking, and playing video games. She recently got her motorcycle license and would one day like to do adventure bike rides around the world.
Dr. Salas has wanted to be a veterinarian since kindergarten (she has a poster for proof) and started the first-ever large animal rescue on Maui when she was 8 years old. Her background as a child was mainly in large animal medicine, but she enjoys getting to treat a wide variety of species. During her time in undergrad, she rode horses competitively in western pleasure and reigning categories and went to nationals her first year showing.
While in veterinary school, Dr. Salas did cognitive research with gibbons in Santa Clarita, making non-human primates one of her favorite animals to work with. She has a silly dream of being able to pet EVERY animal (yes, every animal) which she is very aware will not happen. So far she gets to note lions, macaques, gibbons, tegus, and 4 species of bats as some of the coolest animals she has gotten to work with.