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What I do

I take care of all kinds of companion animals, mainly dogs and cats, as an associate veterinarian with Banfield Pet Hospital.

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Why I do it

I love animals, and I’ve wanted to care of them for as long as I can remember. I enjoy working as a veterinarian, figuring out what’s going on with pets. Solving those puzzles is so rewarding.

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My Big Career Moment

That moment when I realized: I can do this. There are always moments early in our careers when we might feel overwhelmed or doubt ourselves. Veterinary medicine is truly my calling and I’m so grateful I get to care for so many pets.

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Veterinary Medicine Was Meant to Be

03/11/2021 06:00am | 151 views

As long as she can remember, Bianca Acosta wanted to take care of animals – starting before Kindergarten with her stuffed bear, Yayo, and extending to all her family’s pets growing up. And there were a lot of pets: turtles, parakeets, a cockatiel, rabbits, dogs and a cat.  

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About the mentor

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Bianca Acosta

Associate Veterinarian
Banfield Pet Hospital

Bianca Acosta, DVM, is an associate veterinarian with Banfield Pet Hospital, the leading provider of preventive veterinary care in the United States with more than 1,000 hospitals in neighborhoods across the country and Puerto Rico. Her home hospital is in Corona, in Southern California, and she also helps as needed at hospitals in Upland, Fontana, San Bernardino and Eastvale.

She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed her fourth year clinicals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.

Dr. Acosta has quite a span of experience volunteering with animals, starting at age 16 at a local equestrian therapy center and later including volunteering at an animal hospital, then a zoo. While in school she completed externships at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga and at Loma Linda Animal Hospital in San Bernardino, Calif. She is a youth leader at her church, and in the past has been director of the hand bell choir and a teacher of both piano and flute.