Dr. Elvina Yau, DVM, USDA Accredited

Born and raised in Long Island, Elvina cultivated her animal-loving nature by immersing herself in the diverse world of veterinary medicine at a young age. After volunteering at farms, zoos, and small animal clinics, she transformed her childhood fascination with animals into a mature understanding and academic interest in their health and well-being. Elvina graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience and double minor in Creative Writing & Biology. She continued her studies at Cornell University, where she obtained her DVM degree with Phi Zeta honors in 2020. Elvina is a Category 2 USDA accredited veterinarian and her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, conservation, and science communication.
 
Outside of work, Elvina is a foreign language enthusiast, avid fan of films and television, and enjoys the culinary & performing arts. She has an adventurous spirit and has spent time in 5 continents, conducting research on primates, kangaroos, elephants, and big cats. Elvina has a beloved Shih Tzu and plans to expand her furry family. 

Specialty: General practice, preventative care, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, science communication

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