Alia is an Assistant. From age five, Alia knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. In order to achieve this goal, she enrolled at Penn State University and explored options in the field. In 2021 Alia graduated with a degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, with honors from Schreyer Honors College.
When asked what prompted her to apply at VREC, Alia recalled an experience where she was a client and her cat a patient at the hospital. Alia was “so impressed at the level of treatment” and compassion both her and her pet received. She joined the VREC team in 2022, and brings work experience, drive to expand her skillset, and desire to continue her education to her position.
Alia is proud pet mom to lots of animals: cats Evie, Ozzy and Tallulah; dogs Kylo, Lily, and Maysie; rabbit Smudge; crested gecko Dorito; and fish Franklin. She enjoys being the great outdoors (hiking, camping, skiing,) reading, and going to the gym.