Dr. Tal graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, with degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. Although her family had encouragued her to enter the human medicine field, her heart was always with the animals. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary medicine in 2001 and came to work in Vermont. She joined VCA Brown Animal Hospital in June 2001, and became the medical director in 2004.
When not working at VCA Brown, Dr. Tal enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her husband, Geoff, and sons, Liam and Eli. Her dog, Tilly, whom she adopted while in veterinary school, completes the family. Dr. Tal enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, and eating (cooking and baking, less so). She hopes to someday find some free time to get back to playing the piano.