Dr. Jasmine Padilla was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. She attended undergraduate college at The Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences as well as a minor in Animal Science. She then attended veterinary school at Iowa State University and graduated in 2019 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. She simultaneously completed her master's degree in public health (MPH) from The University of Iowa. When not working, Dr. Padilla enjoys spending time with family and her pet miniature pig, Elsa.