Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly, D.V.M.
Review Board Member

Rachel Kelly graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Foreign Language, then attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed a preceptorship in avian medicine and surgery with Don Harris, D.V.M. of Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center in Miami, Florida.  Rachel worked as a small animal, avian, and small mammal veterinarian at Indian Trace Animal Hospital, Aventura Animal Hospital, and Silver Lakes Animal Hospital (a group of small animal practices in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area) from 1996 to 2002.

Rachel is currently Medical Director at VCA Oldsmar Animal Hospital near Tampa, Florida.  She continues to practice small animal medicine with interests in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, internal medicine (particularly gastrointestinal disease/endoscopy), pain management, and behavior.  Rachel is especially excited about advances that are allowing less-invasive diagnostics and treatments, and considers herself lucky to be practicing in a time when veterinary medicine is so rapidly progressing. 

Rachel is especially interested in clicker training, the human-animal bond, medical causes of behavioral problems, and the genetic basis of temperament.  She is currently training her Chihuahua Doody and her rat terrier Ferris in agility with the guidance of Angelica Steinker.  They hope to start competing in 2006.  Rachel also owns two brown tabbies (Puddin and Punkin), a greenwing macaw (Elmo), and a yellow-collared macaw (Adrian).  She and her husband Byron, look forward to adding another Chihuahua to their family in the near future.

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