At the young age of 14, Dr. Matagrano began showing her own dog in obedience competitions through the American Kennel Club and later went on to raise a puppy for The Seeing Eye, Inc. in Morristown, NJ. She was smitten with obedience training from the start and has since obtained five different titles on four different dogs. Dr. Matagrano would like to compete in both obedience and agility with her next puppy.
After finishing high school and raising her seeing eye puppy, Dr. Matagrano attended Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey for her Bachelor's degree in Biology. While attending college, she volunteered a portion of her free time teaching obedience to pre-teen and teenage 4-H students to help them compete at dog shows as she had done in her teenage years. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Matagrano went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
Upon completion of her veterinary degree, she and her family moved to New York state where they resided for three years before moving to Naples, Florida in 2009 and having twin girls in 2011. Ultimately, the Matagrano family moved to Altamonte Springs for Dr. Matagrano to begin practicing at Westmonte Animal Clinic, where she currently spends her days trying to help you and your pets live longer, healthier, happier lives.