Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
Internship Training: North Carolina State University
Residency Training: University of California, Davis
Certification: Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Winnie Low Ybarra was born in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked as a veterinary technician prior to obtaining her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis in 2008. She went on to complete a prestigious medical and surgical internship at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Dr. Ybarra moved back to the Bay Area and worked as a general practitioner, emergency veterinarian, and shelter veterinarian before completing her three-year internal medicine residency at UC Davis in 2013 and became board certified.
Dr. Ybarra’s professional interests include immune-mediated, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, urinary and respiratory disorders, as well as endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures. She enjoys complex cases and caring for senior pets. Dr. Ybarra believes in a team approach and does her best to help families understand and manage their beloved pets’ conditions. Her research publications focused on canine urinary stones, feline airway disease, and urinary tract infections (for which she received a research award). She has received numerous accolades for her excellent teaching of veterinary students and interns, and for her outstanding patient care.
As an advocate for animal welfare and rescue, Dr. Ybarra has rescued many pets over the years that share her home. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring the Bay Area with her family.