Lilia holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her veterinary career began at the San Francisco SPCA in Pacific Heights where she worked in the hospital’s 24-hour practice. Lilia became a client service supervisor for the SPCA before becoming a hospital manager for VCA Bayshore Animal Hospital in San Mateo. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and trips to Joshua Tree with her terrier mix, Pippin.