Dr. Hanson earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a minor in art history from Arizona State University before attending and graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After surviving the cold Iowa winters in veterinary school, she returned home to her family in Arizona. She has been practicing at Banfield since 2014. She has two cats, Nagini and Musashi, and a dog named Ginger. Dr. Hanson enjoys exploring the outdoors by land and sea, reading, and photography.