Veronika Akanovich, HTL (ASCP)

Research Coordinator

Veronika Akanovich serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as a Research Coordinator in the Histotechnology Laboratory of the department of Disease Investigations. Her main responsibility is biopsy and post mortem tissue processing from necropsy examinations of animals of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and field conservation programs. She also collaborates with research projects.

Veronica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans and became a certified ASCP Histotechnologist in 1999. She has over 25 years of experience in clinical laboratory operation and management in hospital and research settings. 

In her free time, Veronika enjoys taking care of her 12 chickens, gardening, and canning.