Dr. Tuttle was born in New York City but spent most of her adult life in the Pittsburgh area. She is the middle of three children and the daughter of a Presbyterian minister.
She returned to college as an adult at West Virginia University and graduated magna cum laude from Tuskeegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
In 2012, Dr. Tuttle earned the additional designation of Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors.
She spends much of her free time involved in agility and confirmation competitions with her German Shepherds. Her special veterinary interests are reproduction and canine and feline rehabilitation.
She is certified in rehabilitation medicine.