Dr. Kaplan-Zattler is a New England native originally from Maine. Escaping the cold, she earned her DVM from the University of Florida. She then completed a small animal internship in Tampa, FL before moving back to New England to pursue a 3-year Emergency and Critical Care residency program at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. After the completion of her residency she earned her diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She then achieved certification through Colorado State University in western veterinary medical acupuncture, which she uses in conjunction with standard medical practices for pain control and overall patient well-being. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with all who are pursuing careers in veterinary medicine, and she has presented at veterinary conferences to both technicians and veterinarians, and has taught at the local veterinary school. Her specialty interests include anesthesia, pain medicine, wound management, and toxicology. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, as well as dabbling in free-lance art and medical illustrations. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and her three feline fur babies.