Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care would like to welcome 4th-year extern Kara Radzinski. Kara will begin her externship starting October 15th, 2018.

Kara is a fourth-year veterinary medical student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has a particular interest in small and exotic companion animal medicine.

After growing up in a household where rabbits were banned due to her father’s utterly irrational fear of rabbits, she always dreamed of the day she would have one of her own. The week after she moved to Madison she adopted a rabbit and her life has never been the same since. Her love of rabbits inspired her journey in exotic veterinary medicine with a particular interest in small mammal dentistry and internal medicine.

While she originally stems from New Hampshire and considers herself a true New Englander, she has enjoyed her time in the Midwest since 2009. She graduated in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. While there, she was involved with multiple research projects, including work developing a swine flu vaccination and studying the effect of climate change on the transmission of infectious diseases.

She moved to Madison, Wisconsin after graduating college and ended up working as a veterinary assistant in a small and exotic animal hospital in McFarland, WI. It was a pleasure to continue working at this hospital throughout her first three years of veterinary school as well. She thoroughly enjoyed making connections with her animal patients and the owners who love animals as much as she does.

Kara currently still resides in Madison with her husband Nikolai and their three “kids”, a 14-year-old Havana rabbit named Blossom, a 4-year-old chinchilla named Oberyn, and a 4-year-old cat named Fennec who truly thinks he’s a rabbit. In her free time, she loves playing board games, volunteering at the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society, and trying desperately to not kill her plants.