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COMMUNITY LEADER PROFILE: Meet our own Dr. Heather Balmer!

Dr. Heather Balmer & Dill
For those of you who are not aware of the amazing things that Heather does in our community as well as our hospital, just read the interview below! – How long have you been working at AHDC? For 13 years as kennel, technician assistant and then veterinarian. I’ve been a vet with AHDC for almost 3 years now. -Where are you originally from? Penbrook (Harrisburg) -How long have you been in the area? My whole life – Where did you go to school? University of Pennsylvania for vet school, Juniata College for undergrad -Describe your role in the area pet community? I occasionally help with spay/neuter clinics and Castaway Critters events -What would you say is the most important impact that AHDC has? We try to make our client feel like family. For example we have pictures with Santa every year and love having other events for our clients. -Was would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you personally have had? Working with Castaway Critters and their spay/neuter program in 2011 -At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets? Growing up we always had pets so I always felt a connection -List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones): Too many to mention, but through the years I’ve had hamsters, mice, gerbils, and many cats and dogs. Currently I have Dill who is my little prince cat, he’s 14 and Rusty who is my pleasantly plump 5 year old cat who is currently on a strict diet. -What kind of food do you feed your pets? Both of my boys are on prescription Hill’s diets. Dill is on J/D for his old man joints and Rusty is on M/D to control his ever growing belly. PERSONAL QUESTIONS -What is your favorite movie? I prefer TV over movies but I love anything Disney -What kind of music do you like? Country, hip-hop, pop (Top 40) -What was the last book that you read? Harry Potter (it’s been awhile since I’ve had time to read for enjoyment) -Where was your last vacation? Disney Cruise to the Bahamas -Other personal information? I have 3 younger brothers, a niece, and 2 nephews.