Karen Kuhl, DVM, DACVD

///Karen Kuhl, DVM, DACVD

Dermatology

Director:

Dermatology

DVM:

University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL)

Residency:

University  of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Certification:

Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Kuhl enjoys sharing her expertise in veterinary dermatology with her peers. Her 1995 article for the “Journal of Veterinary Pathology” was selected as the Journal’s article of the year. She has continued to publish in journals, books and news magazines. Dr. Kuhl lectures at veterinary meetings, gives presentations for animal care professionals and volunteers for the Medical Advisory Board at Shedd Aquarium.

Combining the joy of caring for animals with strength in the sciences

“I grew up on a farm in Central Illinois, where I developed a joy for working with all kinds of animals. As my interest in biology and chemistry grew, veterinary medicine became an obvious choice for me. After two years in private practice I applied and was accepted into the dermatology residency program at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine.”

Solving troubling skin problem improves quality of life

“Dermatologic problems are among the most common concerns we see as veterinarians. They can be difficult to manage and can even point to other non-skin related illnesses. During my residency, I refined my diagnostic skills and came to thrive on solving these kinds of “puzzles” for my patients. Seeing the patients through from workup to diagnosis and effective treatment is rewarding – it’s always great to see them feeling better. I also enjoy the interaction and partnership this specialty allows me to have with the human caretakers of the patients and referring veterinarians.”

Life outside veterinary medicine

“After my residency, I returned to the Chicago area and have been here since 1992. My husband and I have raised our daughters here and spent time volunteering at their schools and in our church. I also enjoy knitting, jogging, cycling and reading a little bit of everything.”