Dr. Chizmar grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She practiced emergency medicine for nine years and just transitioned to general practice. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and international veterinary medicine. She lives in Philadelphia with her family and her elderly (but feisty!) cat named MJ. Outside interests include travel, physical fitness and skiing.