Dr. Fretz is one of our DVMs (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) here at H.O.P.E. for Animals. She studied at IPFW (now Purdue Fort Wayne) and received her Bachelor's in Biology. She then went on to Purdue University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Science. Dr. Fretz has been with H.O.P.E. for Animals since the very start, in 2010! We are beyond thankful to have such an amazing Doctor on our team!
Dr. Fretz excels at performing surgeries, as you probably imagined! Did you know, since Dr. Fretz has been here at H.O.P.E., she has performed over 50,000 surgeries?! Crazy, right?! With 3 doctors on board now, she performs on average 25-30 surgeries per day. On Wednesdays she takes a break from surgery and you can find her in our Wellness Clinic. Your pet is in the best of hands here at H.O.P.E. for Animals!
Dr. Fretz loves all animals, but cats are her passion! She says, "Cats are my passion because they are the 'underdogs'. They are one of the most misunderstood species." At home, she is a pet-mom to 2 adorable dogs, 8 indoor cats, and takes care of over 12 outdoor, feral cats! She also takes care of our office cat here at H.O.P.E., Sophia (the one in the photo!) She truly loves animals!
She is very much a family person. When she is not at H.O.P.E. you can find her spending quality time with her family. In the summer one of her favorite hobbies is gardening with her mom, sister and niece. She also loves to crochet and produces some amazing pieces!
We have so much appreciation for Dr. Fretz and we are beyond thankful that she is here with us at H.O.P.E.! She truly has made H.O.P.E. become what we are today! Thank you Dr. Fretz for everything you do!