Originally from Portugal, Dr. Ana Costa received her diploma in Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and moved to the United States in 2010 for advanced specialty training.
After her small animal internship at Washington State University (WSU), Dr. Costa stayed in the Pacific Northwest to complete a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency and board certification (ACVIM-SAIM diplomate) in 2014. Dr. Costa has also worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an accelerated Ph.D. in veterinary pharmacogenomics in 2019 with the WSU Program of Individualized Medicine (PRIMe).
Dr. Costa became an internist to help her clients understand why their pets are sick and work with their primary veterinarians to find the best treatment plan for their situation. She is particularly interested in chronic conditions that involve hormonal imbalances (endocrinology), multiple drug therapies (pharmacology), and gastrointestinal upset (vomiting/diarrhea). But above all, Dr. Costa appreciates the variety and depth of internal medicine cases that keep her day-to-day interesting.
Dr. Costa enjoys spending quality time with her family, outdoor activities, OTF training, and international traveling in her spare time.