Dr. Elsa Kao graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a B.S. in Biology and then received her veterinary degree from Virginia Tech in 2006. She practiced in a northern Virginia clinic for several years before starting her work as a relief veterinarian. She has filled in for various small animal practices as well as shelters and a housecall practice. She enjoys dermatology, dentistry, and client education. Ironically, Dr. Kao is allergic to cats and dogs, but her love of animals makes her job worthwhile! She lives in Manassas with her husband, son, and two dogs. She loves running, backpacking, and cooking.