Dr. Kaufman grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She received her bachelor's degree in organismal biology from Portland State University and spent several years working in behavioral neuroscience research at Oregon Health & Science University before deciding what she really loved was medicine. She completed her DVM in 2016 at Oregon State University, and is so excited to finally be doing what she loves! Dr. Kaufman has 3 cats, Norris, Sigil and Oxbow, as well as an 8-year-old male poodrador (poodle-lab mix) named Bertie. She loves exotic pets and has had Guinea pigs, lizards and birds in the past. Dr. Kaufman has many hobbies, but among her current favorites are knitting, crochet, calligraphy, wine, tabletop gaming, hiking, biking and backpacking.