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Veronica Acosta - Veterinary Technology Program

Veronica AcostaI graduated from NOVA’s Veterinary program in 2004. Upon graduating, I began my career in zoological medicine. I have been working as a veterinary technician at Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park for six years. I have had the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world like China and Ecuador to assist in various conservation projects. I have also been a member of the Association of Zoological Veterinary Technicians for six years. Through this organization I have served as president-elect, a member of the LLP Scholarship committee, and co-chair of the grant committee. Along with being a zoo vet tech, I am also interested in giving back to my vet tech community. I am directly involved with the vet tech internship program at my zoo. I have served as the chair for the Veterinary Technology program advisory board for NOVA. I also volunteer for the Humane Society of the United States international outreach program traveling to different parts of Latin America teaching veterinary students the fundamentals of veterinary medicine. My other interests include cuddling with my three cats, three dogs, and running. Every minute I have, I make the most out of being a vet tech. It is great to be working in a field that I truly love.