Dr. Vicki was raised in the small town of New Lexington, in southeastern Ohio. Her knowledge and experience with pets and livestock comes from many years in 4-H, volunteering with her home veterinarian, her husband's teachings, and hands-on experiences with her own cattle and swine located on the family farm. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science and DVM from The Ohio State University. Dr. Vicki is a 4-H club advisor, member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and Toledo Veterinary Medical Association.