Dr. Eckler had always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and was able to pursue her interest at Michigan State University (MSU). She graduated from MSU with both a Bachleor of Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After “vet school”, Dr. Eckler practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal practice where she worked on large and small animals for 5 years. Dr. Eckler decided to open her own practice and in 1995 opened the Gull Lake Animal Hospital on her son James’ first birthday.
Dr. Eckler’s family includes her daughter Jessie and son James along with Izzy the bulldog. When she finds spare time, Dr. Eckler enjoys Yoga, biking, jogging, skiing, spending her time with her kids, and attempting to play golf!