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Kari received her Associate of Art in Liberal Arts from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri in 2006 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2008. She has spent most of her life living in Colorado and began working in the veterinary field as a part time receptionist at the age of 14 in her mother’s veterinary clinic. Growing up with a veterinarian as a mother, Kari quickly developed a love of animals and a passion for medicine. While completing her degree at CSU, she was working behind the front desk at the university’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and realized that she longed to be a part of the healing process that was going on behind the scenes. Kari attended the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2011. She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in March of 2012. Kari began working as an Overnight Emergency and Critical Care technician at a local hospital and joined the VRCC, Internal Medicine team May of 2013.
Kari enjoys kayaking, traveling, and knitting. She and her husband share their home with the lovable Lola, a former show champion Toy Manchester Terrier, and their 3 feline babies, Sebastian, Smooch, and Indi.