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.