Dr. O'Donnell grew up in Orange, CT where she lived until starting college. She received her undergraduate degree in pathobiology from University of Connecticut in 2002 and her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has worked at Banfield Pet Hospital since graduation and is now Chief of staff at the Encinitas location. Dr. O'Donnell has a special interest in dermatology and surgery, and she lives in Ocean Beach with her husband and senior cat, Reagan. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, eating vegan food, running, cycling, swimming, playing ping-pong and singing karaoke.