Dr. Gia Croce is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing twenty years in private small animal medicine, Dr. Croce shifted her concentration to shelter animal medicine and surgery. Since 2012, Dr. Croce has been one of Providence's main surgeons. In that capacity, Dr. Croce has enjoyed teaching many Penn Vet externs how to perform their first surgeries. Throughout the years, Dr. Croce has served on Penn Vet's Dean's Alumni Council and the Penn Alumni Board. In 2017, Dr. Croce was honored with the Penn Vet Alumni Award of Merit. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Delaware Valley Veterinary Association. Dr. Croce owns two cats and a dog named Nikita, an animal cruelty rescue who she adopted from our Center.