Veronica was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Dominican College, cum laude, with a dual major in Biology and Psychology. She attended New York School of
Optometry in Manhattan and completed her training at the top of her clinical class. Shortly thereafter, she secured a position as Clinical Director for the largest refractive surgery practice in New York, Vista Eye Care Associates. During her time there, she worked closely with the FDA on new innovative procedures, not yet approved in the United States. She published and presented her findings to ophthalmologists from around the world. After five years at Vista, she relocated to Miami, Florida where her Hispanic background proved to be essential in working with the Latin community there.