Dr. Julissa Aparicio Massanett grew up in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico where she obtained her B.S. in Industrial Microbiology. While completing her undergraduate studies she worked as a chemistry research assistant and as a veterinary assistant in a small animal hospital where she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Aparicio Massanett then decided to pursue her veterinary degree at Midwestern University where she concentrated in small animal veterinary medicine. She obtained her veterinary degree in June of 2022 and is a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society.
While in veterinary school, Dr. Aparicio Massanett worked as an assistant in the Microbiology department, conducted research as part of Johns Hopkins University’s Boehringer Ingelheim NIH Veterinary Scholars Program, and volunteered in multiple low-cost spay/neuter events.
Dr. Aparicio Massanett’s main interests are preventative care, dentistry, and internal medicine. She recently moved to Maryland with her fiancé and her two dogs Nina and Nala. During her free time, she loves listening to true crime podcasts, trying new foods, and watching movies with her family.