Dr. Hannig was born and raised in St. George. He attended Dixie High School and Dixie College. He obtained his bachelor's degree in BioVeterinary Science at Utah State University. He graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from Washington State University in 2000.
Upon graduation from WSU, Dr. Hannig and his wife moved their family to Henderson, NV where he practiced for seven years. He started as an associate but was soon a partner at American Pet Hospital located in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2007 he had the opportunity to sell his hospital in Las Vegas and move back home to St. George where he became a partner in Red Hills Animal Hospital with Dr. Esplin. In 2013, Dr. Hannig and Dr. Esplin reached one of their career goals with the construction of their new, state-of-the-art facility they are currently in. In the Fall of 2019, their ability to serve more people and pets in the area will expand with the opening of their second hospital, Desert Hills Animal Hospital.
Dr. Hannig and his wife have 5 children; four girls and one boy. They also have a dog named Macy and a cat named Stripes. Whether it is riding ATVs or Snowmobiles, hiking, camping, or fishing, he loves being in the outdoors with his family. He also enjoys traveling to new places and seeing new things when time permits.
Dr. Hannig loves being a veterinarian and is passionate about offering the best care possible to each of his patients and their family. His greatest satisfaction comes from helping his patients be as healthy and comfortable as possible. By doing this, he feels he is making the lives of their human family members happier and more complete. He understands the value of the Human-Animal Bond. His special interests include internal medicine, dentistry, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparascopic procedures, preventive medicine, and senior pet care. Dr. Hannig currently serves on the boards of the Utah Veterinary Medical Association and Southwest Animal Emergency Hospital.