Dr. Kelsey Hanson strives to care for your pets as if they were one of her own. Her career as a veterinarian began when she received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Louisiana State University in 2012. She then received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Hanson spent her first year as a veterinarian in Oxford, Mississippi at a small animal practice. During this year she developed special interests in surgery. Although she enjoyed her time in Mississippi, she is happy to be back home in the New Orleans area. She loves all aspects of being a veterinarian, but she especially enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets. Dr. Hanson is eager to become a part of the community that Hickory Small Animal Hospital serves. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American American Association of Feline Practitioners, Veterinary Medical Association and Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.