Dr. Kelly Marie Ejnes, aka “Dr. Kelly”, graduated from Eckerd College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in animal behavior. She originally planned to pursue a research career focusing on animal behavior, but during a summer internship at the New Mexico Wildlife Center, she discovered her love for medicine. After a few years of externing at various veterinary clinics, Dr. Kelly enrolled at St. George’s University in 2018. She completed in her clinical veterinary training at University of Florida and graduated in January 2022.
Dr. Kelly recognizes the connection between the health of animals, people, and the environment which is why the One Health Initiative is important to her. She held the Chair position for St. George’s University’s Public Health Committee. This committee put on clinics in conjunction with the School of Medicine for the human and animal population of communities throughout the country of Grenada. Students gae free physical exams and vaccinations as well as educated owners about proper care and husbandry for their pets and zoonotic concerns relevant to the area.
Dr. Kelly loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but she has a soft spot for wildlife and exotic pets. Throughout her years in vet school, Dr. Kelly externed with FloridaWild many times. She took great joy in assisting Dr. B with the wildlife program as well as working with all the doctors in the hospital. Dr. Kelly has also had the opportunity to fulfull externships with the Brevard Zoo, the Sea Turtle Healing Center, Lemur Conservation Foundation and was the Animal Care Coordinator for the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida.
She has also worked under a lot of small animal veterinarians and cannot wait to work with you and your fur children! During her free time, Dr. Kelly enjoys playing her guitar, antiquing, watching horror movies, camping, and hiking. She has two rats name Regan and Blair, a little black cat named Gus and a canine foster failure named Penny. Dr. Kelly is a cat person and plans to one day fill her house with cats.
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