We are very pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kristina Kalivoda to the veterinary staff of Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center.
Dr. Kristina Kalivoda graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a Zoological Medicine internship at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, where she worked with the collection at the Schubot Aviary in addition to seeing various non-traditional species including wolf hybrids and tigers. She then completed a two year residency in Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine at Cornell University Hospital for Animals and Cornell’s Swanson Wildlife Health Center in 2010. She enjoys working with all exotic species kept as pets including birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Dr. Kalivoda has a special interest in birds, but also enjoys working with dogs and cats. Outside veterinary medicine, she enjoys graphic design, writing, and painting. She is heavily interrogated after work each day by her three cats, and also shares her home with a cockatiel and a leopard gecko.
She is a welcome addition to our veterinary team as with her extensive experience working on exotic pet species she expands the range of animals seen at the hospital. In the past we were limited to birds and certain types of small mammals but now we are able to see all varieties of small mammals as well as reptiles. She will also see dog and cat patients as well.
We are excited as we move forward with this new phase and the ability to provide expert care for all varieties of pets, including exotic pet species.