Dr. Hauptman was born and raised in eastern Iowa. In the early 1990's she and her family moved to Goddard, Kansas. Her lifelong passion for companion animals lead her to Manhattan, Kansas (KSU), where she attended college with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian. There she obtained her Bachelor of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2007. Her interests are in companion animal medicine with an emphasis on preventative care. She currently resides in Goddard, Kansas with her husband and their three children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, flying with her husband, traveling to tropical destinations when there is snow on the ground at home!