Dr. Ferrao was born and raised in New York. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo and completed her veterinary degree from St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ferrao moved to St. Mary's County in 2013 to join the VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital family. Dr. Ferrao enjoys practicing small animal medicine and surgery. She enjoys working with exotic animals as well. Outside of the office Dr. Ferrao enjoys outdoor activities including skiing and going to the beach. She loves sports of all kinds and traveling. She enjoys spending quality time with her family. Dr. Ferrao enjoys the company of her husband and their two adorable cats, Roumi and Pinta. Why I joined the Veterinary field: I grew up always wanting to be a veterinarian. From when I was about 3 years old I knew that taking care of animals was my passion. I have always worked towards this goal and have enjoyed quite a few adventures along the way!