Dr. Romano was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BS in Pre-Medical studies in 2008 and worked as a veterinary technician during and after undergraduate school. She then studied veterinary medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following veterinary school, Dr. Romano moved to Los Angeles and completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, the largest multi-specialty hospital on the west coast. In 2018, she moved back to Knoxville to practice emergency medicine before returning to the Philadelphia area in the summer of 2020 and starting at Veterinary Referral Center.
Dr. Romano’s interests include trauma, toxicology, reptile and aquatic medicine, and the importance and protection of the human-animal bond. She lives at home with her husband Eric, a veterinary technician. Their pets include a Great Pyrenees named Rufus, 4 cats (Ragdoll “Petrie”, Ragdoll “Fish Sticks”, Siamese “Pipette”, Domestic Long hair “Colin”), 2 snakes (Piebald Ball Python “Beaker”, California Mountain King snake “Bunsen”), and a Leopard Tortoise. In her spare time, Dr. Romano enjoys spending time with her family, music, travel, and history.