Dr. Hicks grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington. Her childhood passion for veterinary medicine led to her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2008. Dr. Hicks aims to help cats and their families better understand each other and lead harmonious, healthy lives. She has years of experience in fostering medically fragile and feral kitties until they find forever homes. She is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Her zeal for cats and their unique needs led her to establish Fidalgo Feline in 2017. Away from the office, she enjoys birdwatching, hosting dinner parties, and geeking out at Comicon and the Renaissance Faire. She and her husband, Eric, live in Anacortes and are proud pet parents of 6 cats (Toby, Owen, Providence, Yumi, Doppler, and Jack Attack) and 1 dog (Jasmine).