Dr. Hannah Attarian
Dr. Attarian was originally born in Rochester, New York, but since then has moved all over the northeast. She spent a majority of her time growing up in Connecticut and the capital region of New York. Since she was very young, she always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. With this goal in mind, she completed her undergraduate studies with a double major in pre-veterinary/animal sciences and microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During her time in undergrad, Dr. Attarian was highly involved with the university’s student run livestock farm and was president of their sheep flock program for two years. She then took her studies abroad to Prince Edward Island, Canada to complete veterinary school at Atlantic Veterinary College. During her time in veterinary school, Dr. Attarian studied a variety of topics, from aquatic medicine to advanced anesthesiology. She even pursued additional externships to get more learning experience with avian and exotic species. She was involved in multiple clubs, including the exotics, lab animal, and zoo medicine club, and was an officer of the small ruminants club. After graduation, Dr. Attarian pursued a small animal rotating internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas where she worked along side top specialists in surgery, internal medicine, critical care, radiology, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, neurology, and avian and exotics. She was recruited by the avian and exotics department to stay at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for an additional year to complete their rigorous avian and exotics specialty internship, where she received extensive training in bird, reptile, and small mammal medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Attarian enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and small zoo of pets, including a German shepherd mix, two cats, ferret, and chinchilla.