Kristen Kline, DVM
Dr. Kristen Kline hails originally from sunny California where she completed her degree in Biopsychology at UC Santa Barbara. She then attended Virginia Tech where she earned a Master’s degree in equine nutrition and exercise physiology in 1996 and a DVM in 2000. After vet school Dr. Kline completed a fellowship in equine cardiology and ultrasound at the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to an equine ambulatory residency at Virginia Tech. Another cross-country move landed her family in Pullman, Washington where her husband Dr. Dave Spranklin, also a veterinarian, completed his surgery residency at Washington State University. During this time Dr. Kline practiced both equine and small animal medicine at a very busy practice in Moscow, Idaho. Yearning for some warm weather Dr. Kline and her family – which at that time included 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses, and 1 toddler – picked up and moved back across the country to Florida in 2006. She worked in small animal practice in Coral Springs for several years before coming to Calusa. Dr. Kline has owned several Border Collies and showed extensively in agility and flyball, even competing in the Purina National Dog Challenge with her dog Jalen and earning an Onyx award. She loves to horseback ride in her spare time and she has 2 beautiful boys, Chase and Mitchell, who keep her very happy (and make sure she has very little spare time). Dr. Kline is proud to have been with Calusa for several years and relishes her relationships with all of her patients.