Kristin MacDonald, DVM. Ph.D., DACVIM
Dr. Kristin MacDonald is the clinical cardiologist at VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma, where she has a thriving cardiology practice including medical and interventional cardiology as well as participation in heart failure clinical trials. She is a national lecturer in cardiology for VCA and launched State of the Heart 2.0 for online cardiology education in VCA. Her veterinary education consists of earning a DVM degree from Auburn University, then completion of an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. She finished a residency in veterinary cardiology at UC Davis and became a board-certified veterinary cardiologist in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She continued her education by earning a Ph.D. at UC Davis Comparative Pathology graduate group on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Maine Coon cats, and the effects of ACE inhibitors.