VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Karen Kline, DVM, DACVIM/Neurology, Medical Director

DVM, Ohio State University
Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
Departments: Neurology

Biography

vscneurology@vcahospitals.com

Dr. Karen Kline joined the team at VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle in August of 2008. She received her DVM degree from 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, 2 dogs, a cat and a parrot.

Dr. Kline became the Medical Director of VSC in June of 2013. She has an interest in continuing the high level medical care and service that our clients have come to expect.

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 425-697-6106

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what the time of day or night we have a veterinarian and vet techs here to answer your questions and provide you and your pet with care in an emergency situation. 

Our emergency service is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your primary care veterinarian. When your vet is not available, our doctors and nursing staff are here to provide the emergency care your pet needs. In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by primary care veterinarians.

Many patients are treated as outpatients. Should your pet require ongoing care, we may recommend that you return to your primary care veterinarian when the day practice opens. For unstable patients in need of further evaluation, arrangements can be made for continued hospitalization and when needed, evaluation by one of our specialists.
 

Please click here to download a copy of our Pet Emergency Handbook

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