Blaine, MN (763) 754-5000

11850 Aberdeen Street NE

Blaine, MN 55449

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Kathryn Kaufman, DVM, DACVS-SA


Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On The Job

The daughter of a paramedic, Dr. Kathryn Kaufman grew up listening to her father’s stories. She fell in love with medicine, and she loved animals, so becoming a veterinarian was a natural career choice. A self-described active hands-on person, Dr. Kaufman feels that surgery is the perfect specialty for her. She is constantly amazed by a body’s healing process and how well it adapts. Because it allows for a significant improvement in visualization and comfort for the animals, one of her favorite procedures is arthroscopy, specifically stifle arthroscopy with TPLO or extracapsular repair for cruciate disease, and elbow and shoulder arthroscopy. She also enjoys treating luxating patellas and fractures, and thoracic and cardiac surgeries such as PDAs and lunglobectomies.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
Internship, Surgical Research & Teaching, University of Missouri, Columbia
Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings

Off Duty

Dr. Kaufman volunteers at animal shelters performing spay and neuters and other needed surgeries. She loves antiques, and Starbucks is a soft spot for her, but her favorite things in life include family, friends, music and walking her dogs. She and her husband have two dogs: Isabella is her pit bull-boxer mix who loves to sleep under the covers and have her bottom scratched; Keela is a German shorthaired pointer who loves to hunt.

Select Articles and Publications

Kaufman K, Mann FA. “Comparison of Weight-bearing versus Non-weight-bearing Digit Amputation in 33 Dogs (1999-2011).” JAVMA 2013 May 1, 242(9):1249-54.

Kaufman KL, Mann FA, Kim DY, Lee S, Yoon HY. “Evaluation of the effects of topical zinc gluconate in wound healing.” Vet Surg. 2014 Nov; 43(8):972-82.