Dr. Hadley was born and raised in Duluth and studied biology and psychology at UMD. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, then pursued advanced training via general and surgical internships in Colorado. With a passion for surgery, Dr. Hadley went on to complete a surgical residency at Michigan State University. Following a rigorous examination process, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (or a board-certified veterinary surgeon) in 2013. Dr. Hadley returned home to Minnesota and spent 5 years honing her surgical skills in specialty/referral practice. She joined the Mission team in 2018 with hopes of expanding the reach of her skills by making expert surgical care more accessible to pets in need. When away from the hospital, Dr. Hadley cherishes time with her husband and two daughters. They love to travel and any activity involving family, friends, hiking, a lake, or the mountains. Dr. Hadley also enjoys snuggling her furry, four-footed children that have been adopted from her adventures around the country (a kitty from Colorado and a Coonhound from Michigan).