Kathryn Short, VMD

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Why Emergency Medicine:
What’s not to love?! It’s a fast-paced and exciting field where no day is quite like another. We get to see a wide variety of cases, continuously develop our knowledge and skills, and we get to work with amazing people and pets.

Get to know me

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:

What are you happiest doing when you’re not working:
Spending time with family and friends – if food is involved even better!

What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?:
The most rewarding part of what I do as an emergency veterinarian is forming connections with owners helping people during some of their most stressful and emotional times. As VEG puts it best, we aim “to help people and their pets when they need it most.”

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given:
Dreams remain dreams until you take action.

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