Dr. Hayden grew up in Culver City, CA and has lived in Berkeley, Oakland, Davis, LA, Poway and now downtown San Diego. She went to UC Berkeley for her undergraduate studies and went to UC Davis for veterinary school, where she graduated from in 2000. Dr. Hayden joined Banfield Pet Hospital in 2008 and has worked at a number of hospitals in the San Diego area. Point Loma is where she is now working full-time. Dr. Hayden's interests outside of work include traveling, riding bikes, knitting and spending time with her 2 and 4 legged family members. She currently has two cats, Georgia, who is 9 years old, and Eli, who is 14 years old.