Prior to joining our team, Dr. Walker spent a year as a clinical instructor at Washington State University in Pullman and three years in a referral surgery practice in Portland OR. She joined our team because of her passion for working as part of a team of complementary specialists and love of emergency and trauma surgery. She enjoys the fact that we have a robust feline surgical caseload and takes satisfaction in working with cats of all temperaments.
Although Dr. Walker enjoys all types of surgery, she is especially passionate about wound healing, trauma and reconstructive surgery, working on complex cases that require multi-specialty support, and oncologic surgery. Dr. Walker has specialized training in external skeletal fixation, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and minimally invasive surgery.
She is currently a board member of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, Veterinary Soft Tissue Society, American Veterinary Medical Association and the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Walker was awarded the 1999 Mark Bloomberg Resident Award for original research by the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.