Dr. van der Veen joined Banfield in April 2006. She studied at Utrecht University (near Amsterdam) in the Netherlands and worked in research at the University of Florida. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Utrecht University in 2000 and moved to the United States shortly thereafter. She has worked in small animal practices in California and North Carolina. When Dr. van der Veen is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 daughters and a rambunctious chocolate Labrador Retriever named Klara. She also enjoys running, yoga, triathlons, as well as travelling and reading. Dr. van der Veen enjoys small animal medicine and has a special interest in dermatology.