Dr. Victoria Carmella, DVM, FFCP
Dr. Carmella, known to her clients as Dr. Vickie, grew up in Fairfield County, CT prior to matriculating at Wheaton College (MA), where she majored in Psychobiology with a double focus in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Dr. Vickie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College and was awarded the Julia Lange Fellowship for excellence in science. She then continued to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and completed her clinical studies at Auburn University, a premier referral University.
Dr. Vickie began practicing small animal veterinary medicine in 2007 and has spent a significant amount of her career working in pet nutrition, as well as in small animal clinical practice. In addition, Dr. Vickie is a USDA accredited and Fear Free® certified veterinarian. Being passionate about small animal medicine, Dr. Vickie most enjoys developing relationships with her patients, to whom she provides veterinary care throughout all of their life stages. In her spare time, Dr. Vickie enjoys spending time with her family, which includes 4 four-legged furry children, Osi, Ellie & Tiki (three spirited Labrador Retrievers) as well as Tilly (a sassy Chihuahua mix), her three human children, and her husband.
Several years ago, Dr. Vickie lost her own dog, Olivia, to cancer. That experience, as well as her many experiences supporting patients in clinical practice through their journeys with pet cancer, has fueled her passion for supporting cancer research. Dr. Vickie was welcomed to the board of ACF in 2022.