Viola graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary medicine in 2001. On graduation, she returned to her native New Jersey to complete an internship in small animal medicine and then continued to practice in New Jersey for several years. In 2007, she joined River Cove Animal Hospital where she continues her interest in complementary as well as conventional medicine. Viola shares her home with her partner Tom, two dogs, and two cats. She loves snow and enjoys snowshoeing and cross country skiing with her dogs. When the snow is gone, she rides her bike on the beautiful roads of Vermont.