Dr. Kernes was born in Iowa and attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL for her undergraduate degree. She then attended University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and completed her veterinary degree in 2013. After graduation, Dr. Kernes and her family moved to Dallas, TX where she has been practicing small animal medicine in East Dallas. Dr. Kernes enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband Ryan, son Kellen, daughter Addison, and golden retriever Gunner. Dr. Kernes is passionate about ultrasound and surgery, with special training and interest in Orthopedic surgery.