Graduate University Florida Dr. Lien d’Hespeel has known that being a veterinarian was her calling since as long as she can remember. Her love of animals began as a young child born in Belgium, and continued as she was raised in Sarasota, Florida growing up riding horses and begging her parents for pets. She started to explore the veterinary field by working in a veterinary neurology clinic in Sarasota while completing a Bachelors in Animal Sciences at the University of Florida in 2007 with a Minor in Business. She then continued on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011 at the University of Florida. Dr. Lien’s hobbies and interests include traveling, dancing Argentine Tango, boating, going to the beach, horseback riding, arts/design, culture, cuisine, and music. She enjoys spending time with her husband, James, 3 domestic short hair cats named Stella, Black Betty, and Scout, and a scruffy mutt named Kibbee that competes for cuddles with her and James. Dr. Lien has loved being a part of Animal Oasis Vet Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian since June 6, 2011, and looks forward to spending many more years to come here serving her patients.