Small Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Kevin Kreier earned his bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Sciences from Illinois State University and the University of Illinois. Kevin earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He is a native of Illinois. Dr. Kreier joined Badger Veterinary Hospital as a small animal practitioner in 2002 and became partner in 2008. In addition to primary care, Kevin loves a challenge and is motivated by diagnostics as well as soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
“Diagnostics in veterinary medicine can be challenging because of the limited communication from our patients. However, once a diagnosis is reached and treatment is underway, I find tremendous satisfaction watching these animals regain their strength and continue on to live healthy, full lives.”
Professional development is important for Dr. Kreier as he continues to advance his options in diagnostics and surgery. His focuses in continuing education include orthopedic repair and technique, with a primary interest in stifle repair using Arthrex CCL Tightrope and Corkscrew Repair Systems. Dr. Kreier was the first practitioner in Southern Wisconsin to perform the tightrope technique to repair an ACL tear. In addition, he provides fracture repairs using external fixators, having gone through the Iowa State Complete Course in External Skeletal Fixation. His professional affiliations include the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.
Kevin, his wife Becky, and their daughter Megan live in Janesville with their two yellow labs, Maddie and Molly. They like to donate their time and stay active in their church. During Dr. Kreier’s time off, he enjoys running, hiking, biking, and traveling. Some of his favorite destinations have been Maui, Oahu’s North Shore, Florida’s Gulf Coast, and St. Simon’s Island in Georgia.
Interesting things about Dr. Kreier:
- Kevin has three brothers and one sister. All five siblings live in different states.
- Some day, Kevin would like to travel to Venice, Italy.
- Kevin would like to parachute from an airplane, but Becky won’t let him!
- Kevin’s favorite band is the Eagles.
- While growing up, Kevin swam competitively.
- Kevin’s meticulous practice of medicine follows through in all areas of his life, including building maintenance at both Badger locations.