Dr. Hassel is originally from Columbus, Ohio and grew up surrounded by animals. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Heidelberg University, majoring in biology and psychology. Her summers were spent at sea studying marine biology and interning at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida. Dr. Hassel then traveled to the Caribbean and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She has worked for Banfield since 2007, and loves the close relationships she has created with her clients and their pets, and she always loves meeting new pets! Dr. Hassel has special interests in dermatology, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Her husband and two children always keep her on her toes. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family and their two cats, Moose Man and Sebastian, and her "coconut" retriever, Sadie!