Sound Veterinary Rehabilitation Center
Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw is a Diplomate of the ACVS and American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She practices at the Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle and is the Medical Director of SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center.
Kristin received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, followed by a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, and small animal surgery residency at the University of Florida. Kristin completed both her MS and PhD at the University of Florida.
As a surgical resident, Kristin recognized the need for rehabilitation for her patients and took graduate courses in rehabilitation science, exercise science and therapeutic modalities. Following her residency, she remained at UF as faculty in surgery and founded the University of Florida Small Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness Center (now part of the UF Small Animal Integrative Medicine Service). In 2010 she was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award by the University of Florida.
Kristin founded CARE (www.caninearthritis.org) in 2018 to provide resources for her clients and veterinary colleagues, as well as those caring for dogs with arthritis around the world.
Kristin is past-president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and is currently an instructor for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In 2018 she was the recipient of the John J. Sherman Award for Excellence in Veterinary Rehabilitation. She is a frequent invited speaker at national and international veterinary conferences and has authored numerous journal articles and text book chapters related to veterinary surgery and rehabilitation.
Kristin doesn't leave the world of rehab behind when she goes home. Her husband, Aaron, is an occupational therapist and owner of 2 physical and occupational therapy practices in Seattle. In Kristin’s rare spare time she enjoys running, snowboarding, hiking, yoga, and travel.
Friday, October 18
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM