Dr. Erin Hatcher meet the team

Erin Hatcher, DVM

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian, Low Country Region (FL, GA, SC)

Dr. Hatcher grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. As a child, she was surrounded by animals of all types, which sparked her love of nature and all things that live in it. Combining her love of animals and her passion for science naturally led her into becoming a veterinarian.

In 2006, Dr. Hatcher began her career as an Associate Veterinarian, where she examined, diagnosed, and treated small animals, as well as performed and interpreted diagnostic tests and conducted surgeries. She then moved on to emergency care, general medicine, and surgical services to animals in a busy 24/7 referral hospital with more than 20 other veterinarians.

Dr. Hatcher joined Merck Animal Health because she felt the company had the same passion for animals, research, and science that she always had. As a Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian, Dr. Hatcher is passionate about supporting the needs of veterinarians as well as promoting veterinary medicine as a profession. She sees the future of the profession as more exciting than ever, especially the ongoing shift that continues to put the veterinarian and their mental well-being at the forefront.

Merck Animal Health’s commitment to animals and science continues to pave the way for new and innovative products.

Dr. Hatcher enjoys being a mom to her 4-year-old son. In between working and being a mom, she can be found at the gym, as she has a passion and interest in physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.


  • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Nutrition
  • Infectious disease


  • Hatcher, ME. Effects of fluid therapy on total protein and its influence on calculated unmeasured ions in the anesthetized dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2008;18:480–487.