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Associate DVM - Surgery & Emergency

Dr. Lauren Kuzimski

Associate DVM - Surgery & Emergency

Dr. Lauren Kuzimski

Dr. Kuzimski hails from a significantly colder region of the world – the fun mitten shaped state of Michigan. Ever since her first snowfall, she promptly decided, she was destined for warmer climates (driving in the snow per her is far from fun). 

Spending 6 years in Oklahoma, Dr. Kuzimski obtained her master’s in veterinary biomedical science with a focus in nanomedicine, followed by her degree in veterinary medicine in 2018. From there, she spent her focus primarily in small animal; however, in the last two years, she has focused strongly in exotic medicine (the non-dog and cats of the world), emergency medicine, and surgery.

Many times, all the facets came together, and she has had the joy of performing emergency surgery on turtles/tortoises, rabbits, and many other species of exotic animals. The animal that most surprises people that she has worked with is generally fish or a raptor (bird not velociraptor – she would be thrilled to work with one of those as well).

Dr. Kuzimski owns multiple exotic animals – including a snake (much to her grandma’s displeasure – she is not a fan of reptiles), a crested gecko (grandmother still not thrilled), a tortoise (acceptable to her grandmother), a pair of sugar gliders, and more “normal” (though she would argue exotics are quite normal for her) a pair of dogs and cats. She also has two tiny gremlin human children to maker her life just a touch more chaotic.

In her downtime, she is a fan of video games, writing, and spending times outside with her two kids and husband – Joshua. Given that she moved during the summer, she is quite certain that Florida does fall into the category of “warmer climate”.