Dr. Kim grew up in both Ohio and in Seoul, Korea. As a six-year old girl, she noticed a sharp contrast between Ohio and Seoul in the 80s—while living in Korea, she really missed the nature and animals.
Later in her teen years, she was able to visit her hometown of Ohio again. One experience she recalls involves her parents’ friends as they were nursing a baby deer back to health with the help of a veterinarian. This amazing experience led the future Dr. Kim to pursue her dream of becoming a vet.
Coming back to the U.S. at the age of 17 was no easy task, however Dr. Kim persevered to pursue her dream. She eventually received her B.S. in Bioveterinary Science from Utah State University. Then, she graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
Dr. Kim has worked at various settings of veterinary medicine including a mixed-animal practice, exotic-animal practice, small-animal practice, emergency hospital and non-profit organizations seeking the best ways to provide service for people and their pets.
The thirst to practice veterinary medicine with compassion and integrity in a loving environment led her to open her own practice in Michigan. After working as a practice owner for five years, she had to move to Missouri due to her husband’s job. She is looking forward to her next adventure at Hometown Veterinary Hospital.
In her spare time, Dr. Kim likes to go to fitness classes, travel, read, write, snowboard and spend time with her husband and Simba, a golden retriever.