Dr. Kelly Walker
I have always loved caring for people and animals, and developed a love for “unusual pets” early in life. I was born in Maine, and grew up with a variety of small mammals, cats, dogs, birds, and reptiles. I decided to become a veterinarian at the age of 4, and began working in veterinary medicine and wildlife rehabilitation when I was 16. I earned my Associate’s Degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2013, then moved to Colorado to attend CSU. I earned my bachelor’s degree at CSUin Biological Sciences with a focus on Anatomy and Physiology. I began working at West Ridge Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician shortly after graduating. I learned so much from my WRAH family, and began veterinary school at CSU in 2017. I completed the Colorado State University / University of Alaska Fairbanks Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in May 2021 after studying in Fairbanks, AK for two years and Fort Collins, CO for two years. I continued growing my interests in exotic medicine, wildlife medicine, and small animal general practice throughout veterinary school, and found new passions for veterinary communication, Fear Free medicine, and aquatic medicine. I am so excited to return to WRAH and give back tothis wonderful community!
In my spare time, I enjoy running with my dog, hiking, caring for my aquarium and houseplants, and reading everything I can find. After over 20 years in Maine, my parents moved back to Loveland, CO in 2014 with my younger sister and brother. My husband and I have a cattle dog mix named Cassie, an Alaskan dumpster cat named Loki, a kitten named Soup, a myriad of fish, a one-eyed turtle named Tim and a bearded dragon named Zeniba.