Kate Kuzminski, DVM

Dr. Kate Kuzminski
Director, Shelter Medicine, Mission Campus

After completing a Bachelor of Science and Master of Agribusiness Management degree from the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Dr. Kuzminski worked as a policy advisor on animal welfare issues to the Minister of Agriculture. Realizing she could play a much more active role in this area, Dr. Kuzminski entered veterinary school and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. After 7 years of companion animal practice, she traded practice ownership for the opportunity to realize more adventurous dreams.

Since 2006, she has been a Field Veterinarian with the Rural Area Veterinary Services, leading student teaching field clinics to remote native nation communities.  She has also organized canine population management programs in Guatemala for Veterinarians Without Borders-Vétérinaires sans Frontières, Canada.

As Director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Kuzminski is committed to ensuring a safe, short passage for animals that pass through our doors, improving the welfare of any shelter animal that crosses her path, and increasing accessibility to affordable veterinary care.  When not saving lives at work, she can be found hiking along the San Francisco shoreline with her rescued dogs Maui and Coyote Jack.