Dr. Ashley Villatoro grew up in the tristate region. Dr. Villatoro earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship and surgical internship at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She then completed a surgical residency with Veterinary Surgical Centers in Northen Virginia. Dr. Villatoro recently joined Veterinary Surgical Centers as a staff surgeon and is currently awaiting to take final surgical boards.
Dr. Villatoro enjoys all types of surgery of the soft tissue and orthopedic variety. Of particular interest include surgical oncologic surgery, fracture repair, wound management and reconstruction, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Villatoro is passionate about adapting to new techniques, instrumentation, medications, and technologies for best possible patient outcome. Premier patient care, client communication, and procedure transparency are of paramount importance to her. Dr. Villatoro is Fear Free Certified and is an advocate of patient well-being by minimizing fear, anxiety, and stress during visits to the hospital.
In her free time, Dr. Villatoro enjoys relaxing with her three pets of her own including her island dog Ting, Maltese rescue Vino, and Ragdoll kitten Coqui.
Locations: Vienna, Leesburg
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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