Dr. Nelson was raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her bachelors in Zoology and Psychology. She then went on to receive her Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a one-year specialty internship in Emergency and Critical Care at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC). In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga and reading. Dr. Nelson lives in Center City with her husband and their Maltese, Sheldon.