Dr. Tara obtained her Bachelor of Science and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology from Northern State University in 2011. She then went on to attend the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015. She joined the Mission family in 2015 and is passionate about providing high quality health care at an affordable cost while supporting and educating clients on how to best advocate for their animals. Her special interests include emergency/critical care, internal medicine and dentistry. She has multiple furry children at home—a petite black lab named Millie, a highly energetic shepherd/husky mix named Lexi and some rambunctious cats that keep her very busy and constantly vacuuming. In her spare time, she loves to play soccer, read and spend time at her family's lake cabin.