Walter Hoge, DVM
Dr. Hoge spent a good portion of his youth exploring riverbanks for wild animals, listening to his mother tell stories about ranch life, reading about the animal kingdom, or raising and collecting animals. He was always interested in biology and wanted to help animals when they were sick or injured—a career as a veterinarian was the perfect way to do that!
Dr. Hoge grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho. During high school, he enrolled in vocational agriculture classes and became a member of the Future Farmers of America organization. It wasn’t long before he began wondering how to work with animals for the rest of his life! He attended the University of Idaho before enrolling in Purdue University’s Animal Science Master’s program.After finishing his Master’s, he continued on to receive his DVM degree.
Jeremy Hoge, DVM
Veterinary medicine runs in Jeremy Hoge’s family—his father owns Camden Pet Hospital, and his uncle and brother’s father-in-law also work in the field—and he always wanted to help animals and their families. Now he gets to do just that, working with his father as a Veterinarian and the Vice President of Camden Pet Hospital!
Jeremy grew up in San Jose, California. He moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in psychology, but quickly realized he found working with animals to be much more fulfilling. He was accepted to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. After graduation, he moved back to San Jose to work at his father’s clinic.
Nora Szeto, DVM
Dr. Nora Szeto’s veterinary journey began with her grandfather—he was a veterinarian in China, and used to tell young Dr. Szeto all kinds of stories about the animals he had cared for over the years. That inspiration, coupled with Dr. Szeto’s personal experiences connecting with her own pets, made one thing very clear: she wanted to become a veterinarian herself!
Dr. Szeto grew up in the East Bay, where she first started volunteering for animal welfare causes. She attended the University of California, Davis, for her undergraduate degree in animal science, then worked as a Laboratory Animal Technician for a year while applying to veterinary schools. Dr. Szeto would continue on to complete her Doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Benita Suen, DVM
Dr. Benita Suen grew up in Toronto, Canada and currently resides in Los Altos, California. She received both her undergraduate degree and DVM degree from the University of Guelph. Prior to joining the Camden Pet Hospital team, Dr. Suen practiced in Toronto and San Jose. Her special interests include surgery and small mammal medicine.