Board certification in small animal internal medicine
Over 33 years of clinical experience
Tens of thousands of ultrasounds performed
Immediate point-of-care reports provided after evaluations
What is a Specialist?
Veterinary specialists have undergone many additional years of training beyond the standard Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Most typically, this includes one or two years of an internship, followed by an intensive and exhausting three-year residency, often combined with a Master’s degree or Ph.D. In addition to the years of extra training, a specialist must complete and pass a very rigorous board examination to become board-certified.
Meet Dr. Kremer
Dr. Keith Kremer was raised on a small family farm in a beautiful corner of Nebraska near the Missouri river, where he cared for pets, beef and dairy cattle, pigs and sheep on a daily basis. He is married to his high school sweetheart Ellen and has four children. Pets include three neurotic Border Collies Winnie, Waylon and Pumpkin, and two spoiled cats Cookie and Sunshine.
Dr. Kremer operated a referral practice in the Hampton Roads area for over 33 years before recently moving to Richmond, and has cared for thousands of patients referred to him for many serious medical problems and procedures. He estimates he has performed over 30,000 ultrasound evaluations and hundreds of endoscopic procedures over his career. He began offering part time mobile ultrasound to area vets in 2012 and closed his clinic in 2016 to pursue full time mobile referral practice. He has found mobile practice to be a perfect fit, using his three decades of specialty experience to work directly with colleagues to care for their patients and your beloved pet!
Education and Awards
|1987||Obtained BS Agriculture, University of Nebraska with high honors|
Agricultural honors program
|1990||Obtained DVM, Iowa State University with honors|
AAHA Award for Clinical Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
|1992||Began residency Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Florida|
Animal Bedside Manner Award
Small Animal Resident of the Year Award
ACVIM National Resident Presentation Award
|1995||Board-certification Small Animal Internal Medicine|
|1990-1992||General small animal practice, Bethlehem, PA|
|1992-1994||Residency Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Florida|
|1995-1997||Joined Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, St. Louis, MO as an associate specialist|
|1997-2000||Started Animal Internal Medicine at Greenbrier Vet Emergency & Referral, Chesapeake|
|2000-2002||Established and operated Veterinary Internal Medicine of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT|
|2002-2016||Established and operated Tidewater Veterinary Internal Medicine in Virginia Beach, changing the practice name to Veterinary Specialist Care in 2010|
|2012–2016||Offered part-time mobile ultrasound to area practices as ancillary service|
|2016–now||Closed clinic and switched to full time mobile practice, offering ultrasound, endoscopy and case consultation to area veterinarians|