Kathy Kero, DVM, Medical Director
Born and raised in California, Dr. Kathy Kero received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of California at Davis. After graduation she left the land of fruits and nuts in California for the Big Ten Buckeye nut of Ohio State University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1993. As if the transition from Southern California to the Midwest was not crazy enough, she then moved to Starkville, Mississippi for a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Mississippi College Of Veterinary Medicine. Her next journey was to Memphis, Tennessee where she was in private general practice, then 24hr general and emergency medicine, and ultimately started my own Veterinary Relief Business.
In 2002 Dr. Kero left Memphis for Athens Georgia, the SEC, and The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where she spent 9 years teaching freshman and sophomore veterinary students about general practice medicine and small animal dentistry. Dr. Kero also practiced medicine alongside senior veterinary students, training them how to be compassionate, General Practice Veterinarians that focused on communication with the clients and gentle comprehensive examination skills with pets.
Dr. Kero returned to emergency medicine in June of 2011, when she joined VCA Dekalb-Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital as Medical Director.
When she is not working, Dr. Kero loves to be home with her 4 year old daughter and her spouse. Their family also consists of cats, dogs, rabbits, and a guinea pig. To unwind, Dr. Kero enjoys home improvement projects, woodworking, and spending time with their horses.
“I enjoy educating clients and treating their pets, while providing top quality medicine and care.”