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Karen Kline

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Karen Kline Staff Photo
Medical Director
Dr. Karen Kline Staff Photo

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Complimentary Medicine

My Pets:

Voodie - Terrier mix

Dr. Karen Kline is joining the team at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists on November 1, 2019. Previously, she was a Neurologist at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle from 2008 to 2019 and Medical Director at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle from 2013 through 2018 respectively. She received her DVM degree from the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1990.

She stayed at AMC and completed her neurology residency in 1993 and stayed on a year as staff neurologist until 1994. In 1994, she became board certified in veterinary neurology through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine that same year. From 1995 through 2008, Dr. Kline was an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine.

While there she obtained her Master of Science degree in veterinary pathology and completed her thesis on Immunohistochemical Differentiation of Canine Inflammatory and Infectious diseases. She has published multiple journal articles, has been an author in several veterinary textbooks and has spoken at local, national and international meetings. She obtained her certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2000. Her special interests are neurosurgery, inflammatory and infectious central nervous system diseases and spinal cord injury and therapeutics.

Dr. Kline has always enjoyed the Pacific Northwest and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, and dog extraordinaire, Voodie.

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Veterinary Neurology is the branch of medicine that treats diseases of the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles in pets.

Our Neurology Team

Veterinary Specialist
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

16756 SE 82nd Drive

Clackamas, OR 97015

Main: 503-656-3999

Fax: 503-557-8672

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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