Dr. Montanez was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, where she earned her bachelor's degree in biology. She flew out of the beautiful island to earn her DVM degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in school, she developed a special interests in internal medicine and feline behavior. During her free time, Dr. Montanez enjoys hiking, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family. She has two cats, Kitty and Fiona.