Dr. Hoisington grew up in Norwich, Vermont (in the Upper Valley, on the border with New Hampshire). Growing up with dogs, cats, horses and sheep, she knew from childhood that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She graduated magna cum laude from UNH and received her DVM degree from Cornell University in 1999, with honors. Dr. Hoisington has been practicing at the Animal Health Center since 2001, and in 2005 she purchased the practice. She lives in Barrington with her husband, 2 sons, cat Polly D and dog papillon, Fiona.