Dr. Tanya Bollen was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she enjoyed the company of a series of well-loved cats, dogs, rabbits, and tortoises. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Canada. She graduated from the University of Guelph’s Veterinary School, and joined a busy practice in Toronto where she worked emergency shifts and honed her diagnostic skills. After several years, she moved to Brooklyn, NY to work at an upscale practice on the Upper West Side where her clients included the pets of Conan O’Brian and other television personalities. It was here that Dr. Bollen was interviewed for Good Housekeeping magazine (July 2000 issue). After her marriage in 2001, she moved to the Boston area and has worked at a number of practices since then. Dr. Bollen has a loyal clientele who value her expert diagnostics, successful treatment plans, and sensitive manner. She lives with her family in Natick and enjoys reading, birdwatching, spinning, yoga, hiking, and baking fresh challah bread.