Dr. Otiepka completed her bachelor's degree in animal science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2013. She received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017. Her clinical interests include small animal theriogenology and soft tissue surgery. Over the years, she had a Dalmatian and a cat, multiple hamsters, rabbits, birds, and fish. Dr. Otiepka currently has a long-haired, brown cat named Samarah. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, being outdoors, running and yoga.