Dr. Marta Crespo, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, received her Bachelor degree with honors in Animal Science after culminating her pre-veterinary program at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus. Being a daughter of a parent serving in the United States Armed Forces, made her grow up with discipline and dedication. Since very little, her compassion and love for animals made her take in many injured stray animals and help them out, turning most of them into her pets.
After graduation, Dr. Crespo pursued a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. She then obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in 2011, after having finished her clinical year at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
During Veterinary School, she was admitted into the International Symposium on Wildlife Utilization in Southern Africa, University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort. She was able to participate in informative lectures and had hands-on experience with white rhinos, wild cheetahs and wildebeests at many wildlife hot spots of northern South Africa, including Kruger National Park. As a student, Dr. Crespo also collaborated on the rehabilitation and release of a variety of eagles, hawks, owls and falcons at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.
Before joining us, Dr. Crespo practiced as a Veterinarian in Puerto Rico having the opportunity to work with different species including mostly dogs and cats but also rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, rats and turtles. She also had the opportunity to collaborate with different rescue groups to help save hundreds of animals from being euthanized.
Dr. Crespo’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, preventive health and rehabilitation.
During her free time she enjoys outside activities like hiking, dancing, traveling and kayaking. She currently lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband, son, baby girl and a sweet cat.