Dr. Kegel was born and raised in Leipzig, Germany. She earned her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2012. Post-graduation she relocated to Ft Worth Texas and started working as a general practitioner in small animal and exotic animal practice. She has been a full-time Associate Veterinarian at Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital since 2015. She maintains an interest in all aspects of emergency medicine and feels this field allows her to make the biggest difference as a Veterinarian for animals and their owners. Dr. Kegel enjoys getting to know animals and their families and feels there is nothing more rewarding than a visit by a recovered patient. She shares her home with her two rescue dogs Jack and Daku, and several scaly companions, including two painted turtles and a snake. On her days off, Dr. Kegel can usually be found on an outdoor adventure trail riding her horse Lady, hiking with her dogs, or kayaking. She also likes to travel to visit her family in Germany.