Ya’at’eeh (Greetings). Dr. Roxanne Benally is Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water Clan) born for Tó’aheedliinii (Water Flows Together Clan). Her maternal grandfathers are Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan) and herpaternal grandfather is Naakaiilizhiní (African American). She is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Navajo Nation and grew up on a small farm in Shiprock, New Mexico with her parents, Donald and JoAnn, older sister, Diandra, two older brothers, Dineh and Marcus. Dr. Benally graduated from Shiprock High School in 2008. During grade school, Dr. Benally participated in 4-H and showed lambs and steers at the local San Juan County and Shiprock Fairs. In 2012, she completed her Animal Science degree at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. In the May of 2017, Dr. Benally recently graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dr. Benally became a veterinarian for the primary reason to help the Navajo Nation, the people of the San Juan County and the State of New Mexico and beyond. Her tradition roots with her Navajo people and community have always bestowed her forever-deepest love and passion for animals. Dr. Benally enjoys the company of her new puppy, watching football/horse racing, exercising, and spending time with her family and three beautiful nieces (Sydney, Kaiyah, and Saige.)