Dr. Kristen Lahey, DVM


Dr. Kristen Lahey’s substantial love for medicine and animals kept her motivated as she obtained her BS in science from Loyola Marymount University. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2014. In between, she studied abroad in Australia and South Africa and cared for a wallaby – this experience confirmed she was on the right path.

After veterinary school, she completed a surgical and medical internship and moved to Chico, CA, where she worked in a busy emergency animal hospital for three years. She then decided to gather her two adorable pitbulls, Applejack and Bugsy, and returned to her hometown of Los Angeles, CA, to be closer to her friends and family. In 2018, she joined the ACCESS team and became an integral part of our very demanding emergency department.

When Dr. Lahey is not busy stabilizing patients that have been rushed through the hospital’s doors, you can find her exploring new wineries, hiking with her dogs, or doing pilates while listening to country music.


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