Acacia M. Roman, DVM


Locum Veterinarian, Georgia

President, Latinx Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA)

Technical Services Veterinary Team, Vetoquinol USA 

Acacia M. Román, DVM, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She obtained her bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and owned a mixed animal practice in Puerto Rico from 1995–2008.   

In 2008, she relocated to the state of Georgia and worked as a small animal practitioner for Banfield Pet Hospital in Duluth, Georgia until June 2012.   

In July 2012. she joined the Royal Canin USA Scientific Services Veterinarian team where she participated delivering RACE-approved continuing education programs on nutritional management of diseases of the renal, dermatological, gastrointestinal, and urological systems, and obesity.   

In July 2017, Román joined the Technical Services Veterinary team at Vetoquinol USA. She supports the company’s sales force and veterinarians in the field. Her professional interests are internal medicine, dermatology, nutrition, rehabilitation, and behavior. She is an Elite Fear Free certified professional and belongs to the Fear Free Speakers Bureau.   

Román is undergoing the certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), now CCAT, and plans to take the certification exam in 2023 or early 2024.  

She is a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD), AVMA, GVMA (Georgia VMA), and PRVMA (Puerto Rico VMA).  

She is the current president of the Latinx Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), an organization she supports as a volunteer to help remove barriers that may prevent potential future veterinary professionals to becoming one.  

Román continues to practice as a locum veterinarian in the state of Georgia and is married to Edgardo Rivera, DVM. Together they live in Duluth, Georgia, and have two wonderful sons, Guillermo, 24, and Juan Pablo, 22, and a 30-month-old, rescued Puerto Rican terrier named Kasumi. They enjoy traveling nationally and internationally, hiking, the ocean, and spending quality time together. 

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