VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Internal Medicine - Feline

Associate Editor

Amy Hinc

Amy Hinc

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Feline Practice, 2013


  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, New Haven Central Hospital, 1998
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Univ. of MA, 1993

Current Professional Activities

  • Full time feline exclusive private practice 2004–present
  • VIN Consultant, Feline Internal Medicine

Marital Status

  • Married to Lee Bassett — the most supportive husband I could ask for.


  • Twins — Thea and Edmund


  • One dog (Engel), a Doberman
  • Eight cats (Laser, Gracie, Sully, Turbo, Tupper, Carbon, Ace, and Peck)
  • Six backyard chickens (The Brain, Yeti, Agatha, Astrid, Lydia, and Celie)
  • Three tarantulas (Rammie, Michonne, and Merle)


  • Reading — mostly urban fantasy/science fiction
  • The study of cryptozoology
  • Collecting haunted objects
  • Rammstein fanatic

Favorite Quote

"Instead of speaking saintly words we must act them." — Saint Jerome

What I Like Most About VIN

The ability to interact with a diverse collection of veterinary professionals, all dedicated to doing better.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .