Dr. Rojas-Watkins joined the Northgate Staff in the spring of 2006. She has enjoyed her time at Northgate treating cats and dogs as well as pocket pets. She lives in Decatur with her family, and has an extra soft spot in her heart for black labs, beagles, and white cats with blue eyes because she has one of each! Dr. Rojas recently completed and intensive course of training in animal acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Veterinary Acupuncture and continues to study Chinese herbal medicine. She wishes to use her skills as a supplemental benefit for her patients when conventional Western medicine is not enough. Dr. Rojas also attended the Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound course at the NAVC Institute this spring where more than 100 abnormal cases are reviewed with a board-certified radiologist and multiple lab sessions provided over 35 hours of continued education. In the fall of 2011 she intends to earn certification to perform the TTA procedure for the advanced surgical repair of canine cruciate ligament injuries. She is also chairperson for the Buddy Fund, a fund set up to help established clients pay for care when extensive work is required after a diagnosis.