Dr. Hekman began working at Northland Animal Hospital in 2023. She grew up in West Michigan and attended Michigan State University for her undergrad and veterinary studies, graduating with her DVM in 2012. She completed a rotating internship in Akron, OH from 2012-2013, then worked at an emergency hospital on the east side of the state before moving back to West Michigan. She completed acupuncture training through Chi University in 2019.
Dr. Hekman shares her home with her 10 year old perfect pibble named Edison (Eddie). In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, reading, cooking, and swimming and walking with Eddie.