Dr. Mendoza grew up in El Paso, Texas. She always knew she wanted to work with animals as her father is a veterinary technician of over 30 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University, and taught 1 year of high school biology and environmental science in Grand Prairie, Texas. Dr. Mendoza is passionate about preventive medicine and appreciates the opportunity to keep pets healthy and improve their quality of life. She joined the Banfield family in 2012.