Dr. Aziza Glass is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from Cornell University. Dr. Glass was born in Houston, Texas, where for years she nurtured her love of animals by watching television documentaries and performing her own animal behavior experiments.
Beyond clinical medicine, Dr. Glass has a variety of molecular biology research experience in the areas of animal science, synthetic biology, animal behavior, and space biomedicine. She has studied extensively at top research institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Glass graduated from Prairie View A&M University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a concentration in animal science. She enjoys leisure reading, playing golf, and spending time with her close friends and family. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Glass is the owner of Personal Touch Veterinary Clinic, where she focuses on integrative medicine with an emphasis on acupuncture and other alternative modalities. She obtained her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) from the world-renown Chi Institute. Previously, Dr. Glass has been seen on NatGeoWild’s “Vet School“ television docuseries. She was also featured as a television news contributor on ABC, NBC, and FOX morning news as well as in numerous publications including Southern Living Magazine, Veterinary Practice News, and The New York Times. Dr. Glass is the expert veterinarian for Freshpet Foods, one of the fastest-growing pet food companies, dedicated to educating and promoting healthy diets and lifestyles for our pets. Make sure to watch Dr. Glass on the new television series “Roman to the Rescue,” which premiered Feb 12th at 8pm EST on Disney XD, DisneyNOW, YouTube TV, and Hulu streaming platforms.
Being able to sit down with women making Herstory in their lane of expertise is always amazing to us. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Aziza Glass and ask a few questions about her journey thus far.
What inspired your start in entrepreneurship?
My ultimate goal is to bring my ideas and visions to life. This is difficult to accomplish as an employee because it requires someone else to allow you to figure out how to make your dreams tangible. As an entrepreneur, you have the flexibility and freedom to explore your ideas, develop them, and control your space. I come from a family of entrepreneurs so I knew what the journey looked like tough, gritty, sacrifice, rewards, and gratification.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
The highlight of my career has been building my personal brand into one that is ready for national platforms. I am excited to use my voice on an iconic platform like Disney with the new show “Roman to the Rescue” and be a part of a fast-growing, high-quality brand Freshpet Foods. Both collaborations not only put a spotlight on science and animals, but it also helps me to get one step closer to manifesting my own dreams and desires.
If you could tribute your success to any in your life who would it be?
With God, anything is possible. I have learned and relearned this statement every step of my journey. From college at Prairie View A&M University to veterinary school at Cornell University, to my first job after graduating, to me opening my businesses, to expanding my businesses, to becoming a mom in the midst of a pandemic, to everything else not mentioned. Without God (and my family) I would not have the success and love I have in my life.
What message do you hope women take away from your platform?
I hope women can receive from my platform that they are more than capable of stepping out on their own and utilizing the gifts and talents God has given them, to make a career or business for themselves…if that is their desire. So often, women second guess themselves and believe that their ideas are not valuable unless they are validated by someone else, especially men. Women have a unique perspective and inherent characteristics that provide an incredible foundation for entrepreneurship. The first step is telling yourself, “Yes” and the second is a leap of faith.
What is your go-to quote for motivation?
Aim for the stars. The worst-case scenario is you’ll land on the moon.
What does being a woman making Herstory mean to you?
Being a woman making Herstory makes me realize there are still spaces that need to be filled and I am a part of a cohort that has stepped outside of the box, been bold, and said I deserve to be here. When you are doing the best you can, in an area or career that has historically been unwelcoming, making Herstory is a double-edged sword. It took hard work to get there but at the same time, by breaking that barrier, hopefully, you can inspire others to follow.
Connect with Dr. Glass online by visiting www.azizaglass.com