Dr. Hanzlik was born in a suburb of Detroit, MI but left the state to attend undergraduate school at Texas A&M University in Galveston. After obtaining a B.S. degree in Marine Biology, Dr. Hanzlik moved to San Diego, California, where she worked in the Aviculture Department of SeaWorld for 5 years. She then decided to return to school and pursue a career as a veterinarian. Dr. Hanzlik attended the University of California-Davis, where she graduated in 2007.
Since graduation from vet school, Dr. Hanzlik completed a small animal emergency medicine internship, followed by additional training with a surgery internship near Denver, Colorado and a multi-specialty internship in Los Angeles, before deciding to pursue a career in emergency medicine. Dr. Hanzlik worked for 8 years as an emergency clinician in nearby Escondido before joining the staff here at VSH- San Diego.
In her free time, Dr. Hanzlik enjoys reading, watching ice hockey and relaxing with her husband when they are not keeping up with their 2 active children.