Dr. Pelayo was born and raised in Simi Valley and most of her family still resides there. Her love for animals began as a child while growing up with all sorts of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, fish, birds, and even opossums. Today her family includes a cat named Little Jay, who was hand-raised so many years ago, and Sky and Ozzy, two very feisty Australian Cattle Dogs. Dr. Pelayo is also very happily married and has a sweet little girl. She will become a big sister soon and everyone is so excited!
Dr. Pelayo’s professional interests include surgery and general practice (because you get to help and see a little bit of everything every day). She feels very blessed to have such a rewarding and awesome career and can say she loves to come to work every day. When she is away from the hospital she enjoys spending time with her family and throwing Frisbee for her two dogs.
Dr. Pelayo received her Registered Veterinary Technician License from Peirce College Los Angeles and Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of California Davis.