Dr. Salpi Shahbenderian was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her love of animals and science inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian from a very young age. Dr. Salpi obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from UC Davis. During this time, she was involved with the UCD Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Labs and helped publish research on stem cell therapies. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences.
As part of the McGrath Vet Center team, she is excited to form lifelong relationships with pet patients and their people. Her professional interests primarily include preventative medicine, dermatology and alternative therapies.
Dr. Salpi’s 4-legged family includes two silly husky brothers as well as two energetic kittens. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, going to the beach and searching for new coffee shops.