Dr. K was born in Tampa, Florida, but didn't get to stay there long, as her father was in the Air Force. She has lived in Florida, Virginia, Kansas, and Spain, and has lived in Orlando since 2002. She has a pitbull mix named Anarquia, a domestic short hair cat named (c)Harley (the cat's name was Harley, but Dr. K adopted her during Hurricane Charley and added the extra, silent, letter), and a domestic medium hair cat named Jezebel.
Dr. K is fluent in English and Spanish.
" I have wanted to be a Veterinarian since I was 6 or so years old, bringing home baby wrens which I thought were abandoned and needed assistance. My quest to help those creatures which we share our lives with has continued. It turns out that I am also fullfilling the 6th grade career profilr that claimed I was to follow a teaching career path, as educating pet owners is an important component of ensuring our companions receive the care they need. Everyday I have the opportunity to teach, and learn from my clients and staff, and have the opportunity to wear a variety of hats: immunologist, pediatrician, surgeon, dermatologist, endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, cardiologist, and even dentist! What other profession allows you to have such diversity? I look forward to coming to work every day and being surrounded by my loving VCA family, spending time with loved clients and pets, and meeting new ones. I love my career! "