Dr. Hannah Mercurio - Veterinarian
Dr. Hannah Mercurio was born in Kilmarnock, Virginia but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate studies.
Between college and vet school, she spent a year in Puerto Rico working with horses, and several years as a research scientist in molecular genetics. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. While in school, she enjoyed exploring all facets of veterinary medicine. During school, she published a research study in a major animal behavior journal, was the recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant for advancing animal welfare for her work with sea turtles, among other projects and volunteer work in addition to her studies.
Dr. Mercurio started her veterinary career by completing a rigorous year-long emergency and general practice internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC. After that, she accepted a position as a clinical instructor at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, teaching veterinary students in their clinical year of general practice and dentistry. After her time in Ohio, she went on to serve as Medical Director of a private practice on Long Island.
Proximity to family and a wish for a slower pace of life brought her and her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their one-year-old son back to Virginia. She also shares her home with two large dogs and one cat. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include behavior and dentistry, but she enjoys all aspects of general practice. She feels lucky to join the team at Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic.