Dr. Hemler was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a B.S. in microbiology from Colorado State in 1991 and a D.V.M. from Kansas State in 1995. Dr. Hemler joined the Kirkwood Animal Hospital family in 2002. Her husband Jon graduated from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in 2012 and is now an associate pastor at Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL. Together they have two children, Danielle and Jordan, as well as two dogs, Cece and Ollie. In her spare time, Dr. Hemler is a Sunday school teacher and director at Signal Hill Lutheran Church. She enjoys running and playing the piano.