Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate work while competing as the #1 golfer on the Badger’s women’s golf team. Prior to attending veterinary school, she taught math, science, and agriculture at the middle school and high school levels and was a coach of golf, tennis, soccer, and curling. Dr. Zimmerman earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 2016. While a veterinary student, she held many leadership positions including the UW’s National Delegate for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and the UW’s Team Leader and Team Leader Elect for the American Animal Hospital Association. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, preventative medicine, and enhancing the human-animal bond.
Growing up in a household of Old English Sheepdogs might be overwhelming for some but Dr. Zimmerman flourished being involved in their daily lives as well as their veterinary care. While in high school, her love for veterinary medicine grew as she was able to spend two mornings a week at the veterinary hospital assisting with a variety of procedures.
Dr. Zimmerman enjoys the relationship created as she learns more about the lives of the animals she cares for and their owners. “The partnership created between the pet owner and the veterinarian is an important part of providing comprehensive preventative care as well as healing an ill animal,” says Dr. Zimmerman. “Each animal is unique and the treatment plan must be individualized for each situation.”
Dr. Zimmerman and her husband, Nate, have a young son, Jack. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending Wisconsin Badger athletic events, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and clowning.