Dr. Goedken grew up in the Chicago area and decided to follow in her father's footsteps into the field of veterinary medicine. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology she remained at the University of Illinois and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She has a special interest in shelter and preventative medicine. She lives with her husband, twin boys and her rescue pug Rufus. Outside of work, she can be found cheering on her beloved Chicago Bears and exploring the (snow free!) Bay Area with her family.