Originally from a small town called St. Cloud, located just south of Orlando, Florida. Hanna grew up with childhood dogs, goldfish and a turtle.
From a young age, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She would always play with stuffed animals and perform fake surgeries on them.
In high school, Hanna had the opportunity to participate in a certified veterinary assistant program. She also dedicated time to the local animal shelter, where she gained real hands on experience in veterinary medicine. There, she administered injections, assisted with surgeries, and aided in the recovery process. This experience allowed her to see a different side of veterinary medicine and positively impact the community.
During her college years, she attended the University of Florida and immersed herself in academics. While there, she worked on canine behavioral research at the Animalia lab and volunteered at several clinics, primarily shadowing professionals. These experiences eventually led to a job opportunity.
Hanna was accepted into Purdue University, Indiana, and is expected to graduate in 2024.
In her spare time, she enjoys collecting different plants, cooking, and practicing yoga.
During this externship, she is excited to explore different aspects of veterinary medicine. She is particularly excited about seeing different cases that she wouldn’t typically see in a school setting. While in Las Vegas, she plans to explore the city’s hiking trails and make the most of what the area has to offer.