Kristina Perez, DVM - Loop Abroad

Kristina Perez, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kristina Perez earned her BS in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University and her DVM at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. In college she interned as a zoologist at a local nature center. During veterinary school, Dr. Kristina interned at wildlife rehabilitation center, volunteered and completed externships at two prominent conservation research and breeding centers, and learned everything she could about exotic animal medicine. After veterinary school, Dr. Kristina completed a rotating internship in small animal (dog and cat) emergency and specialty care, and then a specialty internship in exotic animal medicine. Through these experiences, she has been honored to work with a wide variety of animals, including exotic pets (such as parrots and small mammals) and captive wildlife (ranging from tiny but highly-endangered frogs and birds, to large hoofstock such as gerenuk and kudu, and even red pandas, maned wolves, and cheetahs!).

Dr. Kristina currently works primarily with dogs and cats and is pursuing overseas veterinary work with domestic animals and wildlife, most recently in Indonesian Borneo. In her free time she writes stories, plays video games, and loves to hang out with her husband and pets – including an Umbrella Cockatoo! She is also enrolled in the University of Florida Graduate Certificate program in Wildlife Forensic Sciences.