Dr. Hansen is a native Texan whose roots go back four generations in El Paso, Texas, where her family still resides today. After leaving El Paso, she attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado and received her undergraduate degree in Equine Science. She went on to attend Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1998. After graduation, she stayed and completed a one year internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine. Upon completion, Dr. Hansen moved to Houston for 5 years. She and her husband later moved to Seattle where they owned a small animal practice together. They returned back to Houston after 6 years to be closer to family and enjoy all the things they love about Texas.
Her activities and interests include vegetable gardening, water gardening, orchids, camping, hiking and travelling with her husband. She also trains pointing dogs, loves shooting sports and motor sports including Formula 1, Moto GP and NHRA drag racing.