Dr. Kathy Staveley grew up in southern California. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She attended Western University of Health Sciences Veterinary School in Pomona, California. Afterwards she spent a year at a rotating internship at California Veterinary Specialists where she had the opportunity to work side by side with specialists in a variety of fields including emergency/critical care, surgery and internal medicine. She then moved back to California’s central coast to work at a small animal general practice and emergency hospital before moving here to Salt Lake City. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. In her free time Dr. Staveley enjoys hiking, climbing, mountain biking and photography.