Dr. Karmi grew up in Israel and got her Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences from Ben Gurion University. She graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in genetics and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has special interest in genetic counseling for animals, as well as animal reproduction. Dr. Karmi has a Labrador Retriever named Oliver, which she raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind before he was career changed. She also has two cats, Gingi and Nounie.