Dr. Vanessa Bradley was born and raised by her parents in Adrian, Michigan with two younger sisters. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian by the time she entered middle school, and worked at a small animal clinic in town during high school and on college breaks. Vanessa earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science at Michigan State University, where she fell in love with riding horses and learned to play Polo. In 2014, Vanessa earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU.

Following graduation, Vanessa completed an Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Missouri. After completion of her internship, Vanessa migrated west to practice equine medicine on the Central Coast. Vanessa enjoyed practicing equine medicine, but ultimately chose to enjoy horses as her hobby. She has enthusiastically returned to small animal practice, with a focus on emergency medicine.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Vanessa is an avid rock climber, horse rider, and runner. She also enjoys playing with her playful and mischievous cat, Django.