When Dr. Lisa Hoffman was born, her mother received a gift that would be a sign of her daughter’s childhood interest in animals and later a career in veterinary medicine, a puppy named Vickie. Dr. Hoffman was born in Baltimore and for the first several years of her life, she and her father visited the zoo every weekend. Later, after moving to a farm, she joined 4-H and participated in various dog-training projects. Dr. Hoffman even wrote the classic elementary school composition, “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up,” about pursuing a career as a veterinarian.
Dr. Hoffman graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in Business before attending the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Since 1989, she has practiced at large and small practices throughout Virginia and Maryland before opening her own in 1992.