Dr. Santamaria came to Reno in 2016 from the Maryland/Virginia area. She completed her undergrad at George Mason University in Virginia, then continued her education at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She began her career in Maryland and has been in emergency medicine for 15 years.
Outside of work, she enjoys outside activities such as hiking and riding bikes. Dr. Santamaria is an avid sports fan, with her favorite team being Washington Nationals! She also has two British Shorthair rescues of her own named Thelma and Louise.