Vera received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA. She then earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Southeastern Louisiana University located in Hammond, LA. Vera has over 22 years of experience in the Nursing profession . She also has 12 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Vera is a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.