Dermatology For Animals Blog
Dr. Katherine Irwin Joins Dermatology for Animals!
Dermatology for Animals is happy to welcome Katherine Irwin, DVM, DACVD to our Nebraska locations in Omaha and at our new location at 3700 South 9th Street in Lincoln. Dr. Katherine Irwin is a Nebraska native, having grown up in Omaha. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her undergraduate degree and then attended Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine receiving her DVM in 2005. Following graduation, Dr. Irwin completed an intense 1 year small animal medicine and surgery internship at 2 VCA practices in the Chicago area (VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora). She then spent the next 2 years working as a general practitioner in private small animal practice both back in Omaha, as well as in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Irwin’s appreciation for dermatology began in veterinary school and grew during her internship and as she worked as a general practitioner. In fact, she enjoyed her dermatology cases so much it was during this time she decided to pursue specialization. In 2008, she began a 1 year dermatology internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. She was then invited to stay on at Gulf Coast for her residency training. Dr. Irwin became a board-certified veterinary dermatologist November 2012 and remained at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists until moving back to Omaha in 2014.
Dr. Irwin is very happy to be back home and is enjoying getting re-acquainted with Omaha and the surrounding communities, and of course being closer to her family. She also currently shares her home with 3 kitties. Sassy, whom she adopted while in vet school, and 2 boys, Ollie and Mortimer, that are littermates she bottle-fed after finding them as abandoned 2 week old kittens. After having a dream in which she named “the boys” (as they were called at the time), she realized they were hers for good. At some point, she would also love to add a canine pal to the mix.
Dr. Irwin’s professional interests include managing allergic dermatitis in companion animals as well as all forms of feline skin disease. She is very excited to be joining Dermatology for Animals and looks forward to establishing close and long-lasting relationships with her clients and referring veterinarians.