About Maria O'Connor Vetscher

maria headshotName: Maria O'Connor Vetscher

How long have you been with VHA? 7 1/2 years

Tell us about yourself: I am a CVT and graduated from NDSU as a Veterinary Technologist and have a B.S. in Ecology Evolution and Behavioral Biology from U of M. Before VHA, I worked at Ivesco for 5 years and at a clinic here in the Cities. I also previously worked as a Zookeeper at the Red River Zoo in Fargo and for years in Human Resources prior to returning to work with animals. I currently have one beautiful polydactyl kitty named Digits that I adopted from one of my clinics 3 years ago.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I once flew a small plane around downtown Minneapolis at night

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why? The ability to read minds - but only when I really want to know.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? The people and my clinics!