Dr. Debbie Hench has been an emergency veterinarian at Pet Emergency Center since 2004 and where she has spent her entire 12 years of her veterinary career. She graduated in 2000 from the University of California Davis, with highest honors, receiving a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She finished up with her DVM from Davis in 2004 as a member of the Phi Zeta Lambda Honor Society.
She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and toxicology.
Dr. Hench was inspired at an early age to become a veterinarian. When she was 4 years old, her family moved to the country where she started taking care of the farm animal pets. She still remembers when her parents gave her a Fischer Price Doctor’s Kit, in which she played veterinarian making house calls to her stuffed animals and her brothers’ stuffed animals.
When time allows, Dr. Hench loves traveling, especially New York City and the Sierra Nevada mountains, with a special love of Lake Tahoe. She loves hiking, kayaking, four wheeling and stand up paddle boarding with her husband and their very adventurous poodle.