Dr. Halpern grew up in central New Jersey, just outside of New York City. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Italian Studies from Brandeis University. She then completed her DVM and Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include feline medicine and behavior, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. She currently lives in Hanover with her two cats, Mrs. Ethel P. Zabladowski (who is rarely on a first name basis with anyone) and Daisy. When not working, she enjoys travelling, exploring local restaurants, and playing volleyball.