Maja Bogataj attended primary and secondary school in Koper, Slovenia. In 2003, she started her veterinary medicine studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from which she graduated in September 2012. At the end of the same year, she passed the state exam for professional certification with the Veterinary Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
During her studies, Maja served as a volunteer in various veterinary clinics, where she was able to gather further experience in general veterinary practice. During that period, she also visited three veterinary clinics in England and completed a six-week internship in Manchester. Just before graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician in the Animal Hospital Postojna, where she continued to work as a veterinarian after obtaining her DVM degree. From August 2015 to October 2016, she worked at a veterinary clinic in Izola. She returned to Animal Hospital Postojna in November 2016, where she continues to work.
To continuously enhance her knowledge, Maja has attended several seminars, workshops, and symposia in Slovenia and abroad. She realized quite soon that her primary interest lies is small animal internal medicine. To obtain some special experience in this field she visited the small animal internal medicine department of Texas A&M University, USA, for one month.
In Animal Hospital Postojna, Maja is mostly involved with the diagnostic and treatment of patients received at internal medicine department, or those in need of anaesthesia. Maja is most interested in small animal gastroenterology and endocrinology.