VMD – USDA Accredited
Dr. Kilkelly entered veterinary medicine after a career in software consulting in New York City. She wanted to combine her passions for client education and science with her joy for animals. While she went back to school in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to get credits for her veterinary school application, she worked as a kennel assistant, receptionist and technician in small animal general and emergency practices.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, Dr. Kilkelly moved to her husband’s childhood home of Astoria, NY. She has worked in private practices in New Jersey and Astoria as they raise her daughter and son. The wide breadth of general practice continues to fulfill Dr. Kilkelly’s love of life long learning. Her interests include internal medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, dermatology, emergency medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Kilkelly believes that each pet and owner are a unique pair. She prides herself on obtaining thorough physical exams and medical histories to develop individualized treatment plans. She also works closely with local specialists to achieve this goal. Dr. Kilkelly is excited to work with the team at Heart of Chelsea as they care for their neighbors.