Dr. Chawla hails from Ocean Township, NJ. In 2009, he received his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from the University of Maryland and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in 2014. Dr. Chawla completed clinical training at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital. After moving to Columbus, OH, Dr. Chawla worked in emergency and critical care medicine, shelter medicine, as a general practitioner and dedicated much of 2017 and 2018 volunteering for a non-profit organization that provides veterinary care to pet owners in need. Dr. Chawla and his future wife moved to Denver in August of 2018 and in his free time, he enjoys exercise, playing music, cooking, reading, and traveling. He and his fiancé share their home with a Caribbean farm dog named Mr. Flea and a Caribbean wildcat named Louie.