Dr. Laura Mitterman was born and raised in the NYC metropolitan area. They spent the next ten years at the University of Pennsylvania where they received their bachelor's degree in geology and environmental science, performed research in the geologic sciences, and later received their veterinary degree. After graduating they completed a rotating internship at a large veterinary referral hospital in NJ. They spent the next few years working at a family practice in Washington DC. With surgery still calling, they completed their surgical internship and residency at the VCA Animal Specialty Center in New York. Prior to working at DCES, they have been practicing surgery in hospitals in the NYC and DC metropolitan area. They have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology but is trained to perform all surgical procedures.
Dr. Mitterman takes pride in their thoughtful and compassionate approach to caring for animals and their family. They are currently participating in an extensive mindful meditation teacher training program and are committed to treating all beings with respect and kindness. They are a current member of the diversity, equity, and inclusion committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgery. When not at work they cherish spending time with their friends and family including two rescue Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.