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, CA, 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 here at AUC, followed by additional training with a surgery internship near Denver, Colorado and a multi-specialty internship in Los Angeles, before realizing her calling as an emergency veterinarian and returning here in 2010 to join the staff of AUC.
In her free time, Dr. Hanzlik enjoys reading and relaxing with her husband while trying to keep up with their two active children.