Dr. Mahnic was born and raised in Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in 2014, and then continued at Oregon State University Carlson
College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2018. She began working with Banfield after graduating. Her interests include preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and the concept of
One Health, which connects animal, human, and environmental health. She lives at home with her dog, Apollo, and two cats, Rainier and Steli. Dr. Mahnic also loves to spend time going on
hikes with her dog, working on cross stitching projects, and archery (even if she's not very good).