Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Bautista moved to California to pursue her doctoral degree in physiology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. After completing her PhD in 2005 and her DVM in 2010, Dr. Bautista practiced small animal general and emergency medicine in Sacramento and served as the campus veterinarian for a local Veterinary Technology program. She returned to the University of California in 2012 to complete a residency in Veterinary Toxicology focusing on food animal toxicology and neurotoxicology. Becoming board certified in 2015 (American Board of Veterinary Toxicology), Dr. Bautista returned to general practice in 2016 joining Banfield. Dr. Bautista is passionate about the field of veterinary medicine and looks forward to working with you and your fur babies to ensure that they live happy, healthy lives.