Ana  Costa, Veterinarian Specialist - Internal Medicine

DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM

Dr. Ana Costa was born and raised in Portugal. She received her diploma in Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and came to the United States to pursue advanced specialty training. Following a one-year small animal internship in 2010, she stayed at Washington State University to complete a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency and board-certification (DACVIM) in 2014. Following this training, Dr. Costa accepted a position as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she trained veterinary interns, residents and students for about 2 years. More recently, she returned to Washington State to join the Program of Individualized Medicine (PRIMe) and complete an accelerated PhD in veterinary pharmacogenomics. Dr. Costa is excited to join the VREC Westbury team and contribute to improving the lives of dogs and cats in Long Island.

Dr. Costa has always enjoyed science and understanding how things worked. She also loved animals and wanted to find a career that would allow her to help them and people in need. Veterinary medicine checked all the boxes. She took on internal medicine to understand why a patient is sick, reach a diagnosis and work with each client towards the best treatment plan for their pet. The ability to help both animals and their owners is one of the reasons she loves what she does.

Dr. Costa's areas of special interest include chronic conditions that involve hormonal imbalances (endocrinology), multiple drug-therapies (pharmacology) and gastrointestinal disease (vomiting/diarrhea). However, she appreciates the variety and depth of internal medicine cases that keep her day-to-day interesting. Aside from work, Dr. Costa enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her husband and daughter. They have one german shepherd named "Hans" that loves playing fetch and laying on his back.
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