Dr. Alvarado is native to California but has moved considerably around the country with her husband who is active military. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at California State University Fullerton and graduated from Ross University. Her clinical rotations were completed at Oregon State University. She started at Banfield in 2018 and enjoys teaching her clients about preventive care. She rescues her pets from everywhere she moves and currently has 6 pets including 3 cats, 2 dogs and a mouse. Dr. Alvarado's hobbies include hiking and traveling.