Meet Dr. Kelli Klein

By Kelli Klein, DVM

Hello and welcome to my blog about veterinary medicine, pet care, and anything pet!  This will be a very informal and interactive experience for all of us.  If you have anything you would like to hear about let me know and I will see what I can do.  I am going to start with a basic introduction so you can get to know me a little better.

I was born in California and before I started school my family moved to Vermont.  This is where I grew up and spent my entire childhood.  There has never been a time in my life when I did not have at least one pet.  We had dogs when I was very young and these ranged from dachshunds to terriers to old English sheepdogs.  I had cats, birds, fish tanks (7 at one point), turtles, guinea pigs, and an iguana.  My life seemed to revolve around my pets.  For my science fair projects I built a maze to see how long it took my guinea pigs to get through it and if treats and vegetables would make them go faster.  When I went to the fair while my friends were going on rides I was spending my money trying to win an iguana because I felt bad for them in the little tanks (needless to say my stepdad built mine a huge cage that I could fit in right in my bedroom).  I was constantly trying to bring home lizards, snakes, or anything I could find that looked like it needed my help. 

After I finished high school I moved to South Carolina where I attended College of Charleston.  I spent one year in Athens, GA trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life (deep down I knew I wanted to be a vet since as young as I can remember) as the thought of more school was very scary.  Eventually I decided this is what I wanted to do and I moved to St Kitt’s to attend Ross University.  I spent my last year of vet school at Auburn University in Alabama.  I was lucky enough to move back to Charleston where I got a job at Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic and Veterinary Specialty Care.  Interestingly enough I worked at both of these clinics as a technician prior to going to veterinary school.

When I am not working at one of the two clinics I enjoy helping our local rescue groups.  When I am not doing something with my animals (Sugar the dog and Flip and Spryte the cats) I enjoy reading, bike riding, bird watching, and going out to eat.