Dr. Takalo was born in Monterey, California and spent her early childhood in Naples, Italy. The daughter of a Naval Aviator, she moved to Pensacola with her family when her father retired. She earned a degree in Pre-Professional Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of West Florida. She then attended Auburn University’s prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2011.
With a passion for emergency medicine, Dr. Takalo returned to the Gulf Coast to practice and has been an emergency doctor at VERC since the fall of 2011. In her spare time, Dr. Takalo enjoys spending time with her family and friends.See All Our Specialists