Dr. Mercado is a native of Puerto Rico. She came to Florida to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor in Biology. She earned her DVM degree from Tuskegee University where she graduated in 2002.
Dr. Monaco is a native of Maryland where he completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Loyola University. He received his DVM degree from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine at Gainesville. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science, performing research work in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Monaco was one of the first researchers to use electron microscopy in the study of canine cataracts.