Dr. Cynthia Bocian was raised in Maryland. She graduated in 1980 from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She the graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She practiced one year in Baltimore County, MD and the moved to the Hampton Roads area. She then worked for four years at Churchland Animal Hospital in Portsmouth. Prior to starting veterinary school, Dr. Bocian worked at the Baltimore Zoo for two years as an animal keeper for the big cats. She has a great love for cats and has always owned cats. She founded the Cat Hospital of Tidewater in 1989 and has worked there since. She currently resides in Virginia Beach.