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Kaoru Tsuruta

Kaoru Tsuruta


Kaoru Tsuruta


Dr. Kaoru Tsuruta graduated from the veterinary school at the Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, obtaining her veterinary degree. After working at various veterinary clinics including a zoo and an emergency hospital, she made a momentous decision to move to the United States to advance her career. She received the Master of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Missouri and spent time there as a research specialist in a veterinary nutritional laboratory and as a teaching assistant. She completed an emergency and critical care specialty internship at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialist in Glendale, WI, and a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Avets in Monroeville, PA.

Her professional interest includes, but are not limited to, respiratory emergencies, coagulopathy, and CPR.

When she is not at work, Dr. Tsuruta enjoys playing tennis, gym workouts, biking, and cooking. She is also excited about living in the west coast for the first time and exploring the area.

Published Articles:

  • Effect of intermittent bladder flusing on recurrence rate in feline urethral obstruction:72 cases, The Canadian Veterinary Journal.

  • Effects of parenteral fish oil on plasma nonesterified fatty acids and systemic inflammatory mediators in dogs following ovariohysterectomy, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

  • Jejunostomy tube feeding after abdominal surgery in dogs: 64 cases, Journal of Veterinary Emergecy and Critical Care.


Osaka Prefecture University Bachelor of Veterinary Science

University of Missouri Master of Science

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialist Emergency & Critical Care Specialty Internship

AVETS (Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty) Emergency & Critical Care Residency