Tara Agostini-Zamora DVM
- Clinical Studies, Royal Veterinary College, London
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Masters of Science, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitt’s West Indies
- Bachelors of Science, Biology, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
Best Part of My Job:
I have a strong passion for animal welfare and the provision of exceptional veterinary care. I love the surprises associated with being an ER doctor and the opportunity to solve a variety of cases. I enjoy my interactions with humans as much as those with the pets I treat. Helping clients process complex medical issues to make a good decisions is incredibly rewarding.
I’m a second-generation veterinarian and basically grew up in a veterinary hospital! My diverse background and comprehensive training have equipped me with a multifaceted perspective on veterinary medicine. I also had the opportunity to do some extensive training in dermatology at school, and even considered becoming a dermatologist. You might be surprised to know that we see a lot of severe dermatology cases in the ER! Being able bring that knowledge to the diverse ER environment is really rewarding.
Favorite Emergency Surgeries:
Splenectomy & C-section
One Thing People May Not Know About Me:
While studying in the West Indies, I considered a career in conservation medicine and wrote my master’s thesis on the social dimensions of invasive species management in regard to the invasive mongoose.
My Pet Family:
I recently said goodbye to my 17 ½ year old shepherd mix rescue from Mexico named Taco – but her spirit lives on. I have a boxer named Betty (who I delivered as a puppy!) and 2 French bulldogs, Tony and Millie.