Dr. Gutierrez was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. Her interests before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was marine biology. She graduated from the professional veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University in 2014. She lives in Surprise AZ, with her husband, their two young children, their cat and dog. Her interests outside of caring for animals includes reading and activities with her family such as visiting the zoo, swimming and watching movies at the movie theater.