Maritza graduated in 2009 with an Associates in Applied Science from Rockford Career College and became a CVT the same year. She continued her education, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelors in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Florida. Maritza has always had a passion for teaching and spent time teaching at Rockford Career College which also working at a local emergency clinic. Most recently, she passed the VTS exam in 2021 and became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care and is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency a Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN) .
Maritza joined the MVS team in August 2022. She lives in Loves Park, IL and shares her home with her family and their Collie mix named Nala and two cats named Meeka and Lenny. In her free time, you can find Maritza hiking and hanging outside with her daughters and husband.