Dr. Kunkle has known from the age of 5 that she wanted to pursue a career in small animal medicine. She happily joined MBAH staff in July 2008 after graduating from the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Tara earned a B.S. in Biology at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Her special interests include dentistry, pain management and geriatrics. Outside of work, she is an avid DIY-er on her fixer-upper, loves to read and enjoys pursuing geneaology research. She shares her home with a three legged cat named Tater, a one-eared cat named Uno, and usually one or more german shepherds. Her current geriatric shepherd, Hershel, is a sweet old dog who loves to hang out in the office and enjoys getting attention from anyone who stops to visit.