Vice President, Co-Founder - DVM, DACVS-SA
Dr. Natalia Soto received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She completed her small animal surgical residency in 2014 at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Soto performs both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries at the VCA in Woodland Hills, CA.
In July 2017, she traveled to China as part of a medical expedition to care for dogs rescued from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. She worked day and night treating dogs with deadly diseases, broken limbs, deep lacerations, suffering from mange, severely malnourished and neglected. She has since made animal welfare a priority.
Natalia helped formed WUFAW so that she could play a larger role in aiding animals internationally, especially in her home country Puerto Rico, where she rescued a badly abused dog who she lovingly named, Moo.