Natalie Isaza, DVM

Dr. Natalie IsazaMerial Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Isaza’s interests include high volume, high quality spay/neuter, pediatric spay and neuter, prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and community-based programs to curtail animal relinquishment to shelters and strengthen the human-animal bond. She is currently involved in instructing junior and senior veterinary students in their shelter medicine clinical elective rotation, in which her students have spayed and neutered more than 16,000 animals since 2004.


  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1995
  • DVM, with High Honors, University of Florida, 1994
  • BS, Zoology/Entomology, Auburn University,1983


  • Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012
  • Superior Accomplishment Award for work with establishing a pet clinic for the homeless and other underserved people in Alachua County, Florida, 2008
  • Recognition of Outstanding Service to Homeless Animals in Alachua County, presented by Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue, 2006


  • Shih AC, Robertson S, Isaza N, Pablo L, Davies W. Comparison between analgesic effects of buprenorphine, carprofen, and buprenorphine with carprofen for canine ovariohysterectomy. Vet Anaesth Analg 2008;35:69-79.