During her first two years of veterinary school, she worked in the CSU Oncology Clinical Trials Service and did research with the Radiation Oncology Service. As she entered her clinical years in veterinary school, Dr. Hamil recognized her passion for small animal surgery. After earning her DVM, she moved back to the southeast where she completed a rigorous one-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Dr. Hamil was thrilled to be accepted into the residency program in small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery at her veterinary school alma mater, CSU. During her residency she performed research in wound management as well as canine laryngeal paralysis, and concurrently completed a master’s degree. After her residency, she attained board certification as a small animal surgeon and enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. For Dr. Hamil, the most rewarding aspect of surgery is helping pet owners and primary veterinarians improve the lives of their pets and patients. 

Photo of Dr. Hamil in full surgical scrubs looking down at an operating table.


When she is not at work, Dr. Hamil enjoys wildlife photography, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the pacific northwest with her husband. She loves spending time with their house full of fur-babies, 3 cats and 2 dogs: Munch, Pickett, Biscuit, Peanut Butter, and Poppy Seed.


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
  • Masters of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency Training, Small Animal Surgery, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Internship Training, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida