Dr. Rosario Delgado-Lecároz grew up in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Tufts University in 1993 and completed a one year large animal production medicine internship at Cornell University where she worked with farm animals mainly cows, horses, sheep, goats and pigs. She did a second internship in CT working with medicine and small animal surgery specialists. The plan was to go back to PR to work on a mix animal practice but she met a really cute American, got married, and the rest is history.
Before working as a shelter veterinarian, she worked at an emergency clinic for 3 years and completed training in veterinary homeopathy and acupuncture. She was a holistic veterinarian for a period of time but community and shelter medicine was more fulfilling than individual medicine. She recently finished a shelter medicine certificate and divides her time working with several local shelters in MA. She also enjoys working at her mix animal practice, Country Veterinary Services, working with sheep, goats, and pigs.
At Second Chance, she provides spay and neuter surgeries for dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs and small ruminants. Rosario is also helping in Puerto Rico since the hurricane in 2017 through “Veterinarians for Puerto Rico” performing spay and neuter for owned and stray ‘satos’ on the Island. She lives in Upton with her two teenagers, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 geckos, a herd of friendly fat sheep and her lucky husband. She LOVES being a vet and working at the shelters, and the local farmers in the area. In her free time she does laundry, cleans the house and enjoys life resting peacefully.