Dr. Thacker grew up in southeast Michigan just across the border from Toledo, OH. She earned her B.S. in Biology and the Humanities at Valparaiso University. She then attended Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she completed her DVM. Her special interests are in surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and behavior (especially facilitating low-stress vet visits). She currently lives in downtown Baltimore with her guinea pig, Echo, and is loving city life. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, exploring local restaurants, and salsa dancing.