Dr. Olsen grew up in Southern California and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. She had all kinds of pets as a kid, from mice, rates, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, chameleons, iguana, snakes, dogs, and cats. She has been working in the camelid community since 1997.
Dr. Olsen attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she me and became friends with Dr. Downs. They have been friends now for over 20 years. She worked in a mixed practice right out of Vet School, and soon started her own ambulatory unit.
In 2009, she purchased a veterinary practice in Orange County with her husband, Richard. They ran a successful small animal practice for 8 years. Dr. Olsen lives on a small farm in Fallbrook with her husband and three sons. They have alpacas, pigs, chickens, chinchillas, hamsters, geckos, fish, a tortoise, and an awesome furry child named Dumpling.
Dr. Olsen loves surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, and microbiology. In her spare time, she likes to crochet, watch movies, read, go hiking, and go to amusement parks with her family.