Dr. Hough was born in the Renton Highlands in Washington but happily calls Capitol Hill home. She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate degree in animal science before attending St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands. She spent her last year of veterinary school in Pullman, WA at Washington State University which concluded in October 2018, and began working with the Banfield family in November 2018. Dr. Hough shares a home with a bonded pair of rabbits, Mac and Rory, along with a younger Chihuahua/rat terrier mix named Quill. Her hobbies include learning to play the guitar, playing board games with friends and family, and cooking, and her professional interests in veterinary medicine include cardiology, dermatology and ophthalmology. Dr. Hough hopes to eventually specialize in cardiology in the future.