Karla is from Henderson, NE where she grew up on a small family farm. She went to the University of Nebraska Lincoln for her undergraduate career. Karla then attended the 2-plus-2 program through the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State University for her Veterinary degree. She is a member of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and Academy of Veterinary Consultants.
Karla and her husband, Barrett have two Australian Shepherds - Loot & Buccaneer, two quarter horses - Tuffy & Biscuit, numerous farm cats, and a guinea pig. She practices both small and large animal medicine.