Kathryn Standiford, DVM
Dr. Kathryn Standiford is originally from metro-Detroit, but moved to the area in 2015 with her husband, Louis and black lab named Lola. In November, they had their first child, named Hazel.
She comes from a family of engineers with her brother and father in the automotive industry. Her mother was a nurse, but is now an elementary school teacher.
Dr. Standiford majored in Biology at the University of Michigan in 2010, graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State University in 2014, then accepted a one-year position at Purdue University as a Small Animal Rotating Intern where she was exposed to a wide variety of cases.
Her interests include ultrasound, soft tissue surgery and wound management, as well as caring for intensive and critical patients. She loves helping our clients understand the medical needs of their pets, and will be with them through the difficult situations when their animals need medical attention.
In her free time, Dr. Standiford sings in a local band outside of St. Joseph, MI, and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, boating, and kayaking.
Dr. Standiford grew up with plenty of large breed dogs, generally shepherd/lab/hound mixes in addition to budgies, fish, and hermit crabs and once a hedgehog named Remmy.
“Animals bring such joy to our lives, and caring for them has always been a passion of mine. While growing up, I looked up to our veterinarian and loved the way he treated our pets like family. Each animal is so special. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, and I try my best to figure out what ails my patients. I love practicing medicine, and providing the highest quality of care to our furry friends in need.“