Dr. Hoss wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. Growing up, her family had several cats and a family dog, Maggie. Maggie had several health problems that required taking her to veterinary specialists. A young Dr. Hoss made sure to tag along on these veterinary trips to learn as much as she could. It was the appreciation for the way her pets were cared for, along with the fascination at the level of treatment they received that confirmed her desire to enter veterinary medicine. She earned her Biology degree at Central Michigan University and her DVM degree at Michigan State University.
Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Hoss completed a year-long specialty internship program at a large practice in New Jersey. This experience exposed her to the many specialties available in veterinary medicine. Although she enjoyed the experience, she was drawn to general practice, because of her love of the human-animal bond and the relationships she is able to develop with clients and their pets.
While in general practice, Dr. Hoss developed a love for the complex, multi-faceted care of our senior pets. She expanded the options available to her patients by learning different modalities such as laser therapy treatment and stem cell treatment to improve their quality of life. Dr. Hoss joined Heaven at Home in 2017.
Dr. Hoss and her family live near Caledonia. Dr. Hoss has two active senior dogs – Riley, a 14-yr old Jack Russel Terrier Mix and Mya, a 10-yr old Terrier mix. They enjoy spending time with their friends and family, working in the yard and garden, and outdoor activities including bicycling, hiking, and sailing their little Sunfish sailboat. She also loves to curl up on the couch with a good book.