Dr. Santamaria joined our JIVH family in January of 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree at George Mason University and graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After working in emergency medicine and at a feline-only hospital, Dr. Santamaria is excited about spending the next chapter of her career in family practice and urgent care.
When she isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Santamaria can be found at the beach—she loves jogging, riding her beach cruiser, and just enjoying being by the ocean. She’s also an avid sports fan and enjoys attending Washington Nationals and RiverDogs games when she can. Dr. Santamaria shares her home with two spoiled rescue British shorthair cats named Thelma and Louise.