Dr. Colleen Alvarez grew up in Northern Virginia, received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Princeton University, and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She moved to Ithaca with her husband, who is a graduate student at Cornell, and their grumpy old cat, Irish. She also works as an ER vet at Colonial Veterinary Hospital. She has volunteered for a cat rescue group in her hometown since she was very young, and at various shelters/HQHVSN clinics over the years, so she is excited to continue providing services to animals in need and reducing pet overpopulation with SOS!