Dr. Heather Oltjen grew up in Poolesville, Maryland, a small town without a single stoplight. She moved to California to complete her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Stanford University in 2008, then attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine on the Virginia Tech campus. After graduating, she moved west to Salt Lake City and joined the Banfield family in the summer of 2012. Her professional interests include endocrine disease, cardiology and urology. When she's not here in the clinic, Dr. Oltjen loves to be outside hiking and skiing. She lives in Salt Lake with her husband, Ryan, and their 2 crazy cats, Mo and Pearl.