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JIM BELL
SCVMA PROFILE
New Rep at UC Davis Relaxes
with Her Pet Python, Mango
A
nna de Villa, SCVMA's in-coming student
representative at UC Davis, is pleased
about her new role. " It's different from
things I've normally done so I'm really excited
about this experience and being involved with
this organization, " she said.
She is starting her second year at the Davis School of
Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to be able to help educate
her fellow students and to be more involved with
them and the UC Davis community, she said. It's " a way
to get to know them [students] better and to build the
community in Davis and back home, " she said.
Anna was born in the Philippines and came to the
United States in 2010. Her family home is in Norwalk.
She started her American education in the seventh grade,
attended Gahr High School and earned her bachelor's
degree in animal science at UC Davis.
She has always been an animal lover. Her family had
six cats in the Philippines and brought two of them with
them when they came to this country. " In the Philippines
we had cats, dogs, tortoises. I had a rabbit at one
point. We had hamsters and tortoises, snakes. We used to
have fish as well. "
Two of the family cats - the animals who came to
America - are now bilingual, Anna said with a laugh.
Her older brother, Miguel, has a mechanical engineering
degree and works in San Leandro.
Anna has a Ball Python as a companion at Davis. " I
wanted to have an animal with me when I went to veterinary
school, " she said. " I never had a pet in undergrad.
I wanted a snake. It's fun. I grew up with them. It's also
low maintenance. If I have to be away and cannot give
him attention, he's fine with it. "
Her python is named Mango. " He is very relaxed. I
think he likes people. He lets me hold him and touch
his head. I check him now and then to see if he has any
illnesses. He tries to climb up on my face and take my
glasses. He'll go straight underneath them and try to pull
them off. "
She feeds Mango frozen rats that she purchases. " I have
to thaw them out to the correct temperature before I
give them to him, " she said.
She has always been an animal lover. Her family had six cats
in the Philippines and brought two of them with them when
they came to this country.
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Her dad has three ball pythons, among a small menagerie
at the family home. He also owns Downey Veterinary
Hospital. Anna worked there this summer - " I
really liked it " - and expects to join the practice after she
earns her DVM degree.
" I think it's pretty set that I'll follow my dad so when
I graduate I'll probably come back here and work in the
same clinic. I've always been interested in private practice,
small animal. "
Her dad is Dr. Raymond de Villa, SCVMA's current
president. Her mother, Pinky, is now helping manage
what is truly becoming a family clinic. P

Pulse - September 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - September 2021

Pulse - September 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
Pulsepoints
SCVMA Profile
How Veterinary Managers’ Jobs Differ
Practical Pathology
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - September 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - September 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - September 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - September 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - September 2021 - How Veterinary Managers’ Jobs Differ
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Pulse - September 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - September 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - September 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - September 2021 - Tools for Success
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Pulse - September 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - September 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - September 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - September 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - September 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - September 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - September 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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