Dr. Hicks grew up in Gig Harbor, in a diverse family of medical professionals and commercial fishermen. Her childhood passion for veterinary medicine led to her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University. She joined the Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital team in 2008.
Dr. Hicks aims to help pets and their families lead harmonious, healthy lives. Her special interests include feline internal medicine and behavior. She is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She is passionate about helping cats around the world and volunteers with SOS Dubrovnik Cats and Udruga SOS Cat in Croatia while serving as a medical advisor for House of Cats Ernesto in Syria. Away from the office, she enjoys birdwatching, hosting dinner parties, and geeking out at Comicon and the Renaissance Faire. She and her husband, Eric, are proud pet parents of 6 cats.