Education and Special Expertise:
B.S. Agriculture, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (1985)
DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (1987)
Surgery and small animal medicine
Small animal emergency medical care
Professional Honors & Affiliations:
2008 Oklahoma VMA Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year
2007 Working Mother Magazine National Top 25 Small Business Award
Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
National Charity League
American Quarter Horse Association
Christ the King Church
A Message From Dr. Kunzweiler: I was born in Nevada, Missouri. My dad was a corporate executive, which meant that I grew up in multiple cities in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. I am proud to call Tulsa my home.
In 1988, I married Steve, my high school sweetheart, and in the summer of 1989 we moved to Tulsa. We have been blessed with three wonderful daughters. We consider our dogs, cat, parakeet, pony, and horse members of our family as well.
I am so fortunate to be able to do exactly what I have always wanted to do with my life - be a veterinarian. When I graduated from the University of Missouri in 1987, I knew the road ahead would be fun and fulfilling.
Throughout my years as a veterinarian, I found I liked all aspects of practice. My first employment was in Hampton, Virginia, just outside colonial Williamsburg, where I worked in an active small animal hospital for two years. For 4 years, I worked at the Animal Emergency Center in Tulsa where I developed my practice skills in critical situations. I enjoyed handling the many challenging medical and surgical cases I saw there; however, I missed the day-to-day conversations that you take for granted when you know and care for your clients. I returned to "regular" practice where I can have fun catching up with a client during an annual vaccination, or if needed, I can rush into emergency surgery.
While practicing veterinary medicine, I have raised three wonderful daughters with my husband, Steve. As the girls have gotten older, I have returned to showing my Quarter Horse. However, since I am not an equine veterinarian, it has given me a new perspective as the client. It reminds me how it feels to be on the other side of the exam table!
Besides my family, my proudest accomplishment was becoming a partner at Veterinary Associates in August 2001. We consider ourselves a family here, and I thoroughly enjoy being with such a wonderful group of people every day. Getting to know our clients and watch the bond grow between them and their pets has taught me about the best things in life.