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Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw

Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw

We would like to welcome the newest member of the ASCS family of surgeons!

Meet Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR.

Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw is an accomplished and highly skilled double board-certified veterinary surgeon who has done extensive research in soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation. She has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, received several awards and has spoken at national and international conferences.

Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, before completing a one-year small animal internship in Colorado. She returned to the University of Florida for a four-year small animal surgical residency and to pursue her master’s degree, conducting research on ischemic kidney injury and kidney transplants.

In 2008, Dr. Shaw became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She spent an additional two years at the University of Florida as a faculty member in the Soft Tissue Surgery department while conducting her PhD research on methods of decreasing post-surgical complications of gastrointestinal surgery.

In 2010, Dr. Shaw moved to Seattle and began working in private practice. She became board certified in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.

Her particular areas of surgical expertise include:

  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Congenital defects
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic
  • Urogenital and intestinal
  • Wound healing and reconstruction

When she’s not performing surgery, you can find Kristin running, snowboarding, traveling, relaxing in downward dog, or simply spending time with her husband, Aaron, their Frenchie, Beans and their new Labrador puppy, Arrow.


Posted August 12, 2015 by ASCS in ASCS News with No Comments and tagged as , ,

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