Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (feline specialist)
“Almost 40 years after receiving my V.M.D., I can’t imagine a more rewarding life’s work. I made my decision as a nine-year-old, because the dog I loved was dying. Knowing the loss, I find joy in the ever-increasing ways in which veterinarians can help pets and their people. Each year brings a deeper regard for the human-animal connection, one of life’s true blessings.”
Dr. Hird’s day is all about preventive care, medical needs and behavioral help. Dr. Hird is a specialist in feline practice as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Nonetheless, she takes equal pleasure in caring for BOTH dogs and cats. She is a partner at Northwest with Dr. Kolb and serves as Director of Medicine.
In practice since 1973, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and became a Diplomate of the ABVP in 1996.
Two pets make Dr. Hird’s life quite wonderful and never dull. Batty is her charming orange 9 year-old tabby cat. Excalibur is the 4 year-old German Shepherd who still possesses the energy of a puppy. She loves to see Batty nestled into Excalibur’s flank for a nap — such a sweet moment. Active Ex competes in agility and rally obedience with Dr. Hird.
Grandchildren now outnumber pets. Felix, Madeline and Benjamin live in Boston. A new granddaughter is on the way in Columbus.
Her professional memberships include:
- American Association of Feline Practitioners
- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior