Lyvette is a Bay Area native. She grew up in Redwood City and moved to the east bay in 2013 to earn her BA in Marine Science and Spanish Language and Literature from UC Berkeley.

She has always had a fascination with all kinds of animals and knew from 2nd grade that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She has a special interest in zoological and aquatic medicine but loves working in general practice helping furry family members. She routinely volunteers at a local barn and works with horses and varied pet livestock. She has assisted biologists at the Aquarium of the Bay with caring for jellyfish, sharks, various fish species, crabs, and reptiles. Recently she interned with the Oakland Zoo and worked with the fruit bats and otters and will soon be beginning a second internship! Can you tell she loves animals?

On Lyvette’s off time she can be found at Giant’s baseball games, concerts, Disneyland, or listening to true crime podcasts. She has two Shiba Inus, named Indy and Solo, and his auntie to a lovely black English lab named Rain.