For Dr. Vanessa Aberman, a love of animals is in the blood. Dr. Aberman's father was a respected veterinarian in the LA area for almost forty years, so it was of little surprise when as a child she proclaimed herself a future veterinarian, just like her dear old dad. After receiving her B.A. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and completing her D.V.M. at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Aberman returned home to her native Los Angeles to practice medicine and make good on her childhood proclamation. She lives with her husband (a TV producer), her two sons, and her beloved cat Motown, and desert tortoises Ponch & John.
In December 2011, Dr. Aberman was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practioners (ABVP) specializing in Canine and Feline Practice. She mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical practice. In addition, two case reports, references, descriptions of practice procedures, and professional education records must be submitted and pass review. The ABVP is accredited by a special committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association to recognize excellence in clinical practice though certification of species-oriented specialists.