Dr. Akl grew up in the Toledo area and attended Miami University after graduating from high school. She attended The Ohio Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1984. Following many years of practice in Canton, Ohio, Dr. Akl came to Bartels Pet Hospital in 1997. Married with two graduated daughters now qualifying her as an empty nester, Dr. Akl enjoys running (8 miles a day!). She enjoys the company of her German Shorthaired Pointer. Dr. Akl is also an avid reader and enjoys traveling.