Dr. Vander Broek is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and now calls Eugene home after relocating from Ames, Iowa where she attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she majored in biology. After working in a family-owned veterinary practice in Ohio and fostering dogs for local shelters, she developed a passion for veterinary medicine and decided to return to school to pursue her degree. Her professional interests include dentistry and internal medicine. In her personal time, Dr. Vander Broek enjoys camping and hiking with her husband, Jeremy, and horseback riding with her niece. She has a Great Dane named Tye, a border collie mix and running partner named Nala, and a cat named Tig.