I am extremely passionate about improving the healthcare of animals both in the US and abroad. I graduated from Duke University with a major in Neuroscience and minors in Economics and Psychology. I went on to veterinary school at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2018. After graduation I completed a 1-year rotating internship in Medicine and Surgery at University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a rotating internship I completed a specialty internship in small animal surgery at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. Our primary focus was complex soft tissue, orthopedic and neurological procedures. Although my main areas of interest lie in small animal medicine (dogs and cats), and particularly surgery, I am very passionate about exotic animal medicine as well.
I am also very active on social media where you can find me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Tiktok under the username @vet_rozay or Dr. Ross Bernstein. I use my platforms to share helpful tips for pet-owners/animal enthusiasts as well as my experience as a young veterinarian. My posts are written in both English and Spanish, as I maintain full professional fluency in Spanish. I also work part time as a consultant and Brand Ambassador for companies including Alpha Paw, FIGS (medical apparel) and Eko Stethoscope.
In my free time, I love doing conservation work or helping in under-served communities around the world. I have accumulated hands-on experience in locations including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Mexico, the Galápagos Islands, the Caribbean, and the Okavango Delta.
I also enjoy playing sports, hiking, hanging out at the beach, at the gym or recharging my batteries with my Golden Retriever, Duma (who can also be found on Instagram @king.duma.golden). Thank you for reading!
**Please note that in the state of CA, veterinarians are not legally able to prescribe medications to pets they have not examined in person. They are allowed to advise on the urgency of a medical situation (triage) and provide general advice about medical conditions and possible over-the-counter solutions that may help your pet.