Margaret Valentino, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Master in Public Health, University of Minnesota
Dr. Margaret Valentino- maiden name Margaret Carl- grew up on Long Island, New York. She completed a baccalaureate degree in Animal Science, with a pre- veterinary concentration at the University of Delaware. As a Civil Affairs Specialist in the United States Army Reserve during her undergraduate studies, she was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom after graduation and prior to starting veterinary school. After returning from deployment, Dr. Valentino enrolled in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2007 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She finished her Master in Public Health, also from the University of Minnesota, in 2008 while concurrently completing a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency & Critical Care at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York.
Following her veterinary internship, Dr. Valentino moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to fulfill her military service obligation as a recipient of the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. She became the Captain, Veterinary Officer in Charge, at Fort McPherson Veterinary Facility until the base was scheduled for closure in 2011. After finishing her active duty service obligation, Dr. Valentino joined VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital in 2012.
Dr. Valentino also enjoys spending time with her world-traveling husband, Carl, and their daughter, Amelia. She fills her extra free time learning German, reading, traveling and jogging.
My why...I like taking care of families. Pets are many times like children. They surprise us with this magical capacity to touch our hearts and enrich our lives with furry companionship. I like applying my medical training to craft ways to keep them as healthy and happy for as long as possible.