Dr. Hatchett started her career as a small child by “rescuing” wildlife from the yard and “doctoring” the family pets. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981 and from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She opened West Valley Animal Hospital in 1997 after practicing small animal medicine full time in the Lehigh Valley since 1987. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Her pet loves include a dog, six cats and two guinea pigs. Her main interests other than animals are cooking and gardening.