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Kimberly Helmbold, DVM, MPH, DACVECC

Critical Care

Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Kimberly Helmbold comes to BluePearl after having worked in a number of jobs in veterinary medicine ranging from veterinary technician to her recent position as the Director of Critical Care at a large and busy specialty practice in New York City. She is captivated by the problem solving and think-on-your feet approach required in the field of critical care.

A fan of respiratory diseases and mechanical ventilation, Dr. Helmbold has ventilated over 60 patients, both canine and feline. She is passionate about transfusion medicine, both collecting and administering blood products. Other clinical interests include blood clotting and coagulation disorders, placing central and intravenous lines, and anesthesia, both monitoring and creating drug protocols.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Residency, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, University of California, Davis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Bachelor of Science, Binghamton University, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Helmbold enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, learning about and enjoying wine, and traveling, with Belize being her favorite place to visit. She has two cats: Bear is a female mediumhair calico, and Puddles is a domestic grey shorthair.

Select Articles and Publications

Helmbold KA, Mellema MS, Hopper K, Epstein S. The effect of Hetastarch 670/0.75 administered in vivo as a constant rate infusion on platelet closure time in the dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 24: 381-387 (2014).