Dr. Lorelei Hass grew up in a small town about 40 miles west of Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Veterinary Degree in 1991 at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Hass had fallen in love with Alaska as a teenager, after taking a trip backpacking and kayaking in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. She made it her goal to return to Alaska to live and work. After graduating veterinary school, she headed up the Alcan, worked at a veterinary clinic in Fairbanks for a year, then settled into the more tropical climes of Southcentral Alaska.
Dr. Hass enjoys working as a partner with clients to provide compassionate care for their beloved pets. She has an interest in internal medicine and enjoys working with dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles, and birds.
Out of the clinic, Dr. Hass likes to spend time swimming, biking, running (slowly), nordic skiing (slowly) and kicksledding. In the summer, gardening is one of her passions. Dr. Hass also practices mindfulness meditation.