Dr. Winkler grew up in Northern California’s wine country. Her life-long passion of veterinary medicine began at the family farm and continued throughout her formative years in 4-H and UC Davis, and during her master’s program in clinical microbiology. Dr. Winkler graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2012. She decided to move to the beautiful Portland area after completing several externships in and around the Portland area during her last year at school.
Dr. Winkler has a special interest in public health, zoonotic diseases, reptile and small animal exotic medicine, and ophthalmology. She is watched over by her crested gecko Salazar at work. Dr. Winkler shares her home with her three cats (Dacts, Helix, and Yoda), and her black lab mix (a Fences for Fido rescue) Fenrir, named for a dog-like creature in Norse mythology. In her spare time, she loves to bake, kayak, road bike, garden, and antique.