Patricia Zinna, DVM
HSVMA NEW JERSEY STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Nicole Feddersen

Dr. Patricia Zinna received her BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Psychology from Molloy College in New York, where she was co-captain of the college’s Equestrian Team. After graduation, she earned her DVM from Cornell University in 1998.

Upon receiving her veterinary degree, Dr. Zinna moved to Monmouth County, New Jersey, where she began practicing small animal medicine. In 2013 she became interested in veterinary acupuncture, as a way of offering clients more treatment choices for their pets. She enrolled in The Chi Institute, and in 2016 she earned her CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist). Dr. Zinna currently works part-time at a local animal hospital, and spends the rest of her time running her own house-call veterinary euthanasia service, Gentle Journey, through which she helps families say good-bye to their beloved pets in the comfort of their own homes.

Dr. Zinna is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Veterinary Forensics, and expects to complete her MS by the fall of 2019. She feels strongly that it is a veterinarian’s responsibility to advocate for animal welfare and fight against animal cruelty. She has strong interests in veterinary medical ethics, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond.

Dr. Zinna resides in Monmouth County with her 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, jogging, and oil painting. She is excited and honored to be the NJ State Representative to the HSVMA.