Dr. Cecile Mercado

Dr. Cecile Mercado was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

From a young age, she learned to love, admire and protect wildlife and the environment. She received her DVM degree in 2016 from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Prior to veterinary school, she graduated in 2012 from Iowa State University with a BS in Animal Ecology/Pre-Vet & Wildlife Care and a minor in Animal Science.

In addition to her clinical training with dogs and cats, she has also been able to work in multiple aquatic animal facilities with dolphins, sea lions, seals, sea turtles, marine birds and fish. Her veterinary interests include aquatic medicine, shelter medicine, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.

When she is not working, Dr. Mercado enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the beach, trying new foods and meeting people from around the world.