Dr. Hoke lives on a ranch in Plant City and enjoys trail riding and training horses. She was a jockey before becoming a Veterinarian and has ridden horses most of her life.

Dr. Hoke attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute for Undergraduate School and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She operated a mixed animal practice in West Virginia until 2009 with special interest in therrogeneology (reproduction) for horses and dairy cattle.

Since moving to Florida she has concentrated on small animal medicine and surgery with a special interest in the elderly patient and the human animal bond.