Dr Alex Santamaria

BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (SAS), Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Services   Meet the team   Dr Alex Santamaria

Alex is excited to bring her unique experiences and training to the MARS team where she can help many loved pets in need while sharing her skills and knowledge with those around her.

Alex completed her veterinary degree from The University of Melbourne in 2010.

Following graduation, Alex spent 12 months in general practice before moving into referral practice where she completed an internship followed by surgical residency. Alex has remained in specialist practice for 9 years now.

While training to be a specialist Alex achieved membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist in Small Animal Surgery by examination.

She then went on to pass her American board examinations to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Registered Small Animal Surgical Specialist.

Alex has a strong interest in soft tissue and reconstructive surgery with advanced training in interventional radiology and minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.

In addition, Alex also has extensive training and experience in orthopaedic and neurosurgery both of which she thoroughly enjoys.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking, running and horse riding. When relaxing she can be found cuddling up to her two whippets (Odin and Loki) and cat (Emo).

Alex's pets

Odin and Loki