Kim Gugler, DVM
On The Job
All it took to convince Dr. Kim Gugler to become a veterinarian was a positive experience during college with an emergency medicine veterinarian when her chinchilla was injured. She loves the variety of cases she sees in emergency medicine, commonly performing ultrasounds, reading radiographs, fixing lacerations and performing major abdominal surgery all in one night. She is especially interested in toxicology cases
Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland OR
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Gugler is an active volunteer and works through a group called Serve KC three to four times a month. She’s helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity; decorated bags for Meals on Wheels; delivered food from Harvesters to low-income residents; prepped disaster relief supplies for Heart to Heart international; and assisted with a memorial ceremony for KC Hospice and events for a local school for autistic children. She also volunteers for a local spay and neuter clinic that caters to low-income families.
When not volunteering, Dr. Gugler is an avid scuba diver, gardener, traveler and bookworm. She makes jewelry and other artwork from fused glass and enjoys finding ways to upcycle items that would otherwise end up in the trash. She loves sharing what she grows in her “veggie” garden and making pickles, salsa and pepper jelly. Her house is full of pets. She has a sweet American bulldog named Linkin; a cat who was a surgical case from her vet school, Grey Goose; and two chinchillas named Phillipe and Isabeau.