Erika Haschke Pickens, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (SAIM), is a Board-Certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist at MedVet Dallas. Dr. Pickens is an alumna of Texas A&M University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Science in 1995. She remained at Texas A&M University and graduated cum laude in 1999 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following veterinary school, Dr. Pickens completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Metroplex Veterinary Centre before working as a general practitioner in the Houston area for the next two years. Further pursuing her interest in internal medicine, Dr. Pickens went on to complete a two-year residency in small animal internal medicine at Louisiana State University, leading to her board-certification as a veterinary internal medicine specialist.
While Dr. Erika Haschke Pickens maintains an interest in all aspects of veterinary internal medicine, she has a particular passion for hematology, endocrinology, and infectious diseases. Outside of her clinical interests, Dr. Pickens’ favorite part of being a veterinarian is being able to improve an animal’s health by developing a treatment plan to help her patients maintain a good quality of life.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Pickens enjoys traveling, hiking, being outdoors, snow skiing, and reading, as well as improving her photography and cooking skills.