Dr. Verdoliva—Dr. V to her clients—was born and raised in Puglia, Italy. She went to University in Bologna, Italy where she earned her degree in veterinary medicine in 2002. After moving to the United States Dr. Verdoliva told her husband that she needed to practice veterinary medicine, her love for veterinary medicine was so great that she returned to school and completed one year of clinical rotation at Oregon State University in 2006, before taking and passing the NVBME jurisprudence exam for Oregon.
Dr. Verdoliva also worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Cardiology department for six months before moving to Portland with her husband and joining our team at Pacific Veterinary Hospital. As a veterinarian, Dr. Verdoliva likes ultrasound because of its non-invasive ability to see inside the body, as well as internal medicine.
At home, Veronica lives with her husband and their two young children. They also have two cats 17-year-old Furio (Dr. Verdoliva’s first Christmas present from her husband) and recently she adopted a two-week-old kitten she was fostering named Lupo (Wolf).