Gina is originally from the Los Angeles area and grew up competing in hunter/jumpers with her horse, Spanky. After high school she moved to Davis to attend the University of California, Davis for her B.S. in Animal Science, and stayed to complete her D.V.M. in 2010. While at UC Davis, she spent most of her free time working at the goat dairy, even living there for a year during veterinary school. After graduation, Dr. Pedersen moved to Red Bluff, California, working two years as a veterinarian in a rural mixed practice, before relocating to Exeter.
Dr. Pedersen is very passionate about pet overpopulation prevention and enjoys volunteering for low-cost spay and neuter clinics, as well as fostering kittens and educating the public about the many benefits of spaying a neutering. In her free time, she also enjoys camping, taking Spanky on trail rides, traveling and hanging out with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Idgie, as well as her many kitties. Dr. Pedersen and her husband are the proud parents of Julianne and Derek.