Dr. Hannah Attarian, DVM
Dr. Attarian was born in Rochester, New York, but lived all over the northeast. She spent a majority of her time growing up in Connecticut and the capital region of New York. From a young age, she had been determined to become 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. 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 completed 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. After completing her internships, Dr. Attarian worked in a busy private practice in the Bay Area as an emergency and exotics doctor and as a volunteer wildlife veterinarian at Lindsay Wildlife Experience before coming to AZEAH for ABVP (Avian) residency to pursue her dream of becoming an avian specialist.
In her free time, Dr. Attarian enjoys baking, hiking, growing her planted aquarium, and spending time with her husband and small zoo of pets, including a ferret, chinchilla, German shepherd mix, and two cats.