Dr. Uplinger was born and raised right here in Blair County where she grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Williamsburg, PA. She attended Messiah College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then ventured to the Midwest where she went on to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. After graduating, she settled in Park County, IN to work in a mixed animal practice – she did both small animal and dairy work and sale barn work. It was there that she met and married her husband. They later moved even farther west to Missouri in hopes of starting their own beef cattle farm. However, they had 2 children within one year, “Irish twins” and so decided to move back to PA to be near family. Dr. Uplinger, her husband and now 4 children have lived here in Blair County for the past 13 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, keeping up with their sporting events and loves helping them with their 4H projects consisting of market hogs and lambs. They also have 1 horse and several barn cats at home.