Dr. Hunkeler graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was accepted to a one-year internship at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana and completed a two-year residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Animal Eye Associates of Chicago. After completing the challenging programs and returning to live in Kansas City, she opened Hunkeler Animal Eye Clinic inside Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital of Lee’s Summit. She is board certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology (Diplomate AVCO), licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois and a member of the AVMA, KVMA and KCVMA. In 2011, Dr. Hunkeler merged her practice with Eye Care for Animals and continues to practice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, as well as Springfield, Missouri and Mission, Kansas.