Dr. Jean Marie Acuna was born and raised in the Philippines, then moved to Alaska as she was finishing high school. She completed her bachelor’s degree at University of Hawai’i and her DVM at University of Alaska Fairbanks/Colorado State University. Dr. Acuna recently moved from Illinois, where she completed her rotating internship. In addition to surgery, she loves working with wildlife/zoo animals. Dr. Acuna enjoys being outdoors, especially being out in the ocean. She has two corgis, named Thorin and Hedwig, and a tarantula named Shrimp.