Dr. Kimberly Hall deVries is one of our most beloved cat experts here at Newberry Animal Hospital! Her detailed care and warm compassion for her patients have become her signature at our Springhill location. As Dr. Hall celebrates almost 2 years with NAH, she has taken some time to sit down with Marketing Manager Olivia to reflect on her journey so far as a veterinarian:
Olivia: "Dr. Hall - you've had quite an experienced tenure in the veterinary industry so far. What is your earliest memory of a pet in your life?"
Dr. Hall deVries: There's never been a time we didn't have pets. The first ones I remember are a sheltie named Nina and a Siamese named Munin - from her habit of jumping on shoulders.
O: Is there something about you that most people do not know, but would be surprised to hear?
KHD: I've owned a motorcycle and have played bagpipes!
O: If you could go back and have five minutes with your ‘younger self’, how would you use that time, or what would you say? KHD: Don't be afraid to push yourself forward with new things. There will always be people better than you at a given task, but your concern is only to better your own ability.
O: How do you want the world to be different because YOU lived in it?
KHD: I believe I've made my patients' and clients' lives better and I hope I've lived lightly on the Earth.
O: When you find yourself with a sudden amount of free time unexpectedly, how do you spend it?
KHD: Hopefully reading or baking!
O: Thank you for your interview! We always end it with a favorite quote. What is yours?
KHD: "Where ever you go - there you are"
Want to learn more about other DVMs in our doctor group? Check out the rest of our DVM Interview Series: