Dr. Roxane (Roxy) Aflalo is originally from Paris France but moved to Los Angeles as a child and grew between Paris and Los Angeles. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 with a degree in Art History and Biology. She then spent 2 years working at various wildlife rehabilitation centers across the country, before completing a Masters in Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her master’s thesis was on One Health Solutions to Narwhal Conservation. Afterwards, she spent a year as a radiation technician at the Veterinary Cancer Group in Culver City, prior to attending veterinary school in Alaska and Colorado through Colorado State University’s 2+2 veterinary program.
After graduating from CSU in 2022, Dr. Aflalo completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Hospital in New Jersey. She returned home to LA in July 2023 to become EAVC’s first ever exotic specialty intern. She loves all exotic companion animals but has a special spot in her heart for guinea pigs and other rodents. As part of the internship, she also teaches at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in the mornings. Dr. Aflalo is currently applying to wildlife medicine internships starting summer 2024. She hopes to build a career in wildlife conservation with a special interest in marine mammals.
During her free time, Dr. Aflalo likes to spend time hiking and swimming with her beloved rescued husky mix (Puka), baking, reading, creating art, traveling, and visiting museums.