Devin Ancona, Specialty Veterinarian

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Undergrad school: University California San Diego
Veterinary school: University California Davis Internship: University of Georgia, Small Animal Rotation
Internship: University of Georgia, Small Animal Rotation 
Residency: University California Davis, Neurology Residency

Why did you choose to specialize in Neurology? 
I became interested in neuroscience while in undergraduate school. When I discovered the possibility of pursuing the neurology specialty in veterinary medicine shortly thereafter, I knew that it was the right choice for me. My time in veterinary school and a rotating internship only served to reinforce my interest in neurology.

Years of education and training completed toward become specialized.
8 years in college, 1-year internship and 3 years in a residency. So a total of 12 years dedicated to be able to provide the best possible care for patients.

Why do you choose to practice at VCA West Coast?
The team was extremely inviting and collegial during my initial visit. The location also played a very large role in my choice since we have family in San Diego.

Part of VCA West Coast’s mission is to help advance the profession of veterinarian medicine, how do you contribute?
I would like to contribute by teaching future veterinarians as students rotate through the hospital during their 4th year. I also wish to foster an environment of collegiality between specialty services to provide the best quality of medicine for my patients and clients.

VCA West Coast has 13 core values, which one relates best to you?

What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?
Hiking/camping with my wife and 2 children, cycling, reading and swimming.

Devin Ancona

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