Dr. Kathleen Kraska earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Prior to attending veterinary school, she worked in the field of child and family mental health after graduating from Boston College with a degree in psychology. Extensive experience in working with families in crisis give her a unique set of skills to help pet owners navigate the decision-making process when family pets are experiencing illness or injury. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal).
Following vet school, Dr. Kraska completed a small animal rotating internship at Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland, WA and a surgical internship at VSH San Diego. She then went on to complete her surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. She has a passion for surgical oncology and international medicine and has worked around the world developing community veterinary services. She is excited to return to San Diego and become part of the VSH team.