La’Toya Latney is the Service Head of the Exotics Department at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital. She completed a Special Species residency at PennVet and an 18-month exotics internship under Heidi Hoefer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice). La’Toya is a Cornell University undergraduate alum and she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and Louisiana State University. Dr. Latney has conducted research in reptile nutrition and is completing a Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn Medicine. Her current clinical trial was developed to validate a pain assessment tool for use in lizards. Her special interests include reptile nutrition, reptile medicine and surgery, and translational research.
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