1997 - Michigan State University of Veterinary Medicine
Master's Degree in Public Health
PhD in Veterinary Physiology
Board Certified in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Years in practice: 26
Dr. Scorpio's career has taken her on many different journeys around the world. She has practiced in the United States, Singapore, and Saint Kitts. She has worked with all types of creatures from small companion animals to pocket pets, reptiles, exotics, and primates.
Dr. Scorpio is originally from the Northeast. After graduating from vet school she practiced in a few small animal practices in Maryland and Virginia. She then set her focus on getting her Master's degree in Public Health, where she worked for John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her adventures and ambitions did not stop there. Dr. Scorpio then decided to explore different career opportunities internationally. She worked on staff at both the National University of Singapore and Ross University of Veterinary Medicine.
Once she decided to return stateside, Dr. Scorpio retained a position with the Vaccine Research Center. Dr. Scorpio feels one of her biggest life accomplishments is being part of the discovery and development of the Moderna Covid vaccine.
There was great experiences and many accomplishments, and Dr. Scorpio felt fulfilled, but she wanted to get back into veterinary medicine. So, what was next? Well, it wasn't puppies and kittens. Dr. Scorpio decided primates would be her next choice of patients. She has spent the last few years in San Antonio, Texas working at a large primate center.
In January of 2023 she and her fiancée, Eddy decided to come to Naples to assist a primate center in Immokalee, FL. Initially, she thought it would be temporary. She and Eddy loved the area and decided to stay. Although it is far away from her family in Rhode Island, it is just a plane ride away and feels closer than Texas.
When not spending time with Eddy, she enjoys talking to her twin sister, Melissa, visiting with her parents, traveling, looking at cars, wine tasting and dining out.
Her non-human family include; a dog name Chianti (Beagle), 2 cats named Reese and Delilah (DSH, a Snake name Diego (Milk Snake), a horse named Jazz (Thoroughbred)