Hessy Derman

Pet Gal

team member

I was born and raised in New York where my passion for animals started. At the age of 5 my parents started me horseback riding. That was it! From then on my world evolved around all animals. I competed for years in equestrian show jumping and worked at stables to help pay the horse bills. And then expanded into the small animal world. I became a licensed dog groomer, veterinary technician and ran my own pet sitting service. I’m pleased to say that I have many many furry friends. 😊 I took my passion back to the horses and opened a large horse training facility. I not only rode but taught all levels.

I felt it was time for a change and I heard Austin was a great animal-friendly, outdoorsy place. So here I am! I’ve only been here a year now and I love it. I’ve been so fortunate to join The Pet Gal team along with continuing with my horse training and riding lessons.

I look forward to caring for you extended furry family members!

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