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Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Rachael Carpenter
Charles McGrath
Nancy Brock
Kris Kruse-Elliott
Emma Love
Lydia Love
Elizabeth Martinez
Robert Stein

Associate Editors:
Sherrie Hartke
Richard Headley
Dave Thompson

Kris Kruse-Elliott

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1989


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), North Carolina State University, 1992
  • Residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia, North Carolina State University, 1988
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Oregon State University, 1984

Current Professional Activities

  • Medical Director AnimalScan SF, Redwood City, CA, 2006 – present
Past Professional Activities
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992–2006
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, North Carolina State University, 1988–1992
  • Husband — Steve
  • Pets — 2 cats (Siamese, Mas and Pixie Bob, Cheyenne) and 2 birds (African Grey, Shadow, and Meyers Parrot, Mater) - the birds are in charge and the cats respect that!
  • Skiing (long time ski instructor and coach — addicted to sliding fast on snow)
  • Triathlon (to stay in shape for ski season and fuel my outdoor adventure addiction — have done 7 ⅔ Ironman distance races — yes, I am crazy)
Favorite Quote
  • Appropriately given to me long ago as I was starting my PhD — "Failure, you'll never get anywhere without it", Unknown author
What I like Most About VIN
  • Inquisitive VINners. Open minded discussions and great questions keep me on my toes and thinking in new directions every day.
Kris Kruse-Elliott

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