Dr. Theresa Merkle graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been a practicing veterinarian in the Lakeland area for 20 years. Dr. Merkle is the Chief of Staff for Banfield of Lakeland. She chose to become a veterinarian so that she could provide quality medicine for our pets as well as increasing owner knowledge. Dr. Merkle has special interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. She is currently working to become board certified in pain management. Dr. Merkle calls Lakeland home where she enjoys life with her husband and two beautiful Greyhounds, Ivan and Quorra.