Dr. Marie “Meezie” Hermansen was born in Soldotna and raised in Cohoe. She grew up in her family’s commercial fishing set-net site, where she still spends her days off in the summer as well as her vacation time. Dr. Hermansen graduated from SoHi, earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in Oregon, and graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She returned home to Soldotna after graduation to start the career she loves in the place she loves. She joined the Soldotna Animal Hospital staff in November 1999. Dr. Hermansen enjoys small animal medicine, with special interest in ultrasound.