Daniela Castillo is a Mexican Vegan Veterinarian born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico who is very passionate about animal rights, wildlife and environmentalism.
Valedictorian of her class, she graduated with a Veterinary Medicine degree from Universidad Veracruzana in 2008. She did her one-year internship in a government funded zoo in Veracruz City. She obtained a full scholarship from the Mexican government to study a Master degree in Wildlife Conservation at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
As soon as Daniela landed back in the United States on December 1st 2010 she pledged to live vegan for the rest of her life. On March 2011 she started volunteering at St. Francis Wildlife Association, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Quincy, Florida. Thanks to her dedication and academic qualifications, she became the Director and licensed Wildlife rehabilitator in charge for nine months.
Daniela realized she could not help wildlife and other animals as much as she wanted without been licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the United States. In April of 2016 Daniela became a Licensed Veterinarian in the State of California.
Dr. Castillo visualizes and works for a future world where all animals are free of pain, slavery and a cruel death. She envisions a world where Veterinarians will be legal guardians for animals to defend these simple rights for them.