Dr. Jennifer Klaus, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC is a board-certified critical care veterinary specialist at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson.
Dr. Klaus grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2004. Dr. Klaus then pursued an internship and subsequent Emergency and Critical Care residency at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists (formerly the Animal Emergency Center) in Milwaukee, WI under Dr. Becky Kirby, creator of the rule of 20.
Dr. Klaus underwent advanced ultrasound training at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. In 2008, Dr. Klaus completed her residency, and in 2009, achieved board certification in Emergency and Critical Care.
Ready for the sun, Dr. Klaus moved to Tucson where she currently resides with her husband of 12 years, 3 animal- loving sons, her tabby kitty and a pack of Chihuahuas.
Dr. Klaus was the former Criticalist at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Tucson from 2008-2015. After regional locum work for a few years, she was thrilled to join the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSCOT) in 2019. At VSCOT, Dr. Klaus often manages the most critically ill patients, and performs emergency ultrasounds and certain emergency endoscopic and surgical procedures.
Dr. Klaus has publications in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and has lectured at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society's annual veterinary conference. She has also served as an ACVECC examination reviewer for several years.
Her special interests include emergency surgery, trauma, rattlesnake envenomation, fluid therapy, coagulation and nutrition in the critically ill.