Dr. Hurst was born and raised in Oklahoma, attending Oklahoma State University for undergraduate and professional school. In 2015, she graduated from Oklahoma State and moved to San Diego, California to start her career at Banfield Pet Hospital in Pt. Loma. In the summer of 2017, her husband, a crew chief in the Marine Corps, was stationed in Ft. Worth, Texas and she found a new place to call home at Banfield Pet Hospital, Bryant Irvin. She has two dogs, Archimedes and Scout, two cats, Kepler and Franklin, and two horses, Comanche and Newton. Since moving closer to family, Dr. Hurst's spare time is spent watching her niece at play days, trail riding, and relaxing on her back porch with a good book.