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Dr. Elysia Mignelli, DVM, with a canine friendDr. Elysia Mignelli grew up in Montreal, QC, Canada. She now makes Auburn, NY her home. Dr. Mignelli attended McGill University in Montreal, QC where she earned a bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science. She earned another bachelor's degree in Biology Major from Concordia University. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies for three years and completed her clinical year at Cornell University.

Dr. Mignelli volunteered with the Montreal SPCA and worked for them as a veterinary technician. Her love for the shelter is what drove her to attend veterinary school. She adopted her beloved dog, Athena, a Chihuahua/Pinscher mix, and her four cats - Puffs, Tiger, Chopin, and Ramsay - from the Montreal SPCA. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, camping, bird watching, and, as of recently, musical theatre.