While she was finishing up her degree, she worked at Emancipet, a local community spay and neuter clinic, as a veterinary technician. It was there she decided her goal in life was clear – further the no-kill mission by becoming a shelter veterinarian.
She started volunteering in Austin Pets Alive!’s Medical Triage Clinic as a medical technician until 2009 when she relocated to College Station to complete her veterinary doctorate at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.
Upon receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she brought her new skill set and drive to save lives back to the community that inspired her to begin with. Austin Pets Alive! was delighted to add Dr. Kjellberg as a staff vet in 2013.
In less than a year as a staff vet at APA!, Dr. K. has proved that she has what it takes to save them all. From one of the
first known cases of Neosporosis survival, to a Calisi outbreak that was contained and resulted in zero deaths, to a parvovirus ward that celebrates an 88% save rate to a neonatal kitten program that saved 90% of unweaned kitten lives in 2013, Dr. K has been key to saving lives in even the rarest and bleakest of situations.
Dr. Kjellberg is married to an aerospace engineer, and they live with their 2 rescue dogs under the supervision of their 2 cats, one of whom was found under a trailer, and the other in a parking lot. She enjoys fostering medical cases and riding her bike when she isn’t tirelessly saving lives with the Medical Team at APA! She will be speaking next month with Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Jordana Moerbe and Nipuni Ratnayaka about saving animals on a shoestring, saving parvo positive puppies, and treating FeLV+ cats and hospice animals in general.
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