Dr. Mendez Long was born in Abilene, Texas. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER!) in 2007 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English literature in cultural studies and completed graduate course work in post-colonial literature. In 2009, she started her science course work and was later accepted into the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2015 and decided to move across the country for her next great adventure. She is currently pursing her CVA (certified veterinary acupuncturist) and hopes to expand her holistic practice. Dr. Mendez Long shares her home with her partner, Joshua, and their 3 dogs and 1 cat. In her free time, she enjoys days at Freeman Park, cooking for a crowd, cool cars, and playing outside.