Meet Our Team

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Our team is highly trained to help with you and your furry friend’s needs. Our veterinarians have been trained at accredited veterinary programs around the country and come with strong experience.


Katie Clawson, DVM, cVMA, Medical Director
Dr. Clawson's Bio

Dr. Clawson grew up in Rockford, IL with a big, diverse family and a wide variety of pets. 

She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois and her certificate of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture from the Curacore Integrative Medicine and Education Center in Fort Collins, CO. 

Her professional interests in addition to acupuncture and pain management include animal behavior, dentistry, internal medicine, oncology, and shelter medicine. She is a Fear Free certified professional.

Dr. Clawson is so excited to return to the state she fell in love with and where she met her husband, John. They have returned to the mountains with their daughter, Riley, and their large brood of dogs and cats. Dr. Clawson’s interests outside of trying always to make everyone laugh are horseback riding, hiking, camping, reading, traveling, and playing ball with her Pitbull, Dora.

Kristen Blum, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Blum's Bio

Dr. Blum (plum with a “b”) was raised on a small horse farm with numerous barn cats and dogs in central Ohio. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2002 and also became certified in canine rehabilitation in 2009. The call of the mountains brought her to Salt Lake City immediately following graduation, where she started and has continued to work until recently with the Central Valley Group of hospitals.

Her professional interests in addition to rehab medicine include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, pain management, and internal medicine.

Dr. Blum is excited to be able to work closer to her home in Silver Creek. Besides keeping up with her two kids and husband, Otto, she enjoys riding her crazy horse named Dexter and running with her exuberant Goldendoodle. Her other interests include gardening, skiing, hiking, reading, and tending to her miniature horse named Sprinkles, two cats, two bulldogs, and her chickens.

Caroline Robson, DVM
Dr. Robson's Bio

Dr. Robson grew up in Galveston, Texas. She left Texas after high school and attended the University of Virginia, where she graduated with a B.A. in history. She then moved out to San Francisco and initially pursued a career in finance. Quickly realizing that she had made a wrong turn professionally, she left the financial services industry to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

In 2009, Dr. Robson graduated Phi Zeta from the University of California, Davis.

Over the years, Dr. Robson has cultivated a special interest in internal medicine, shelter medicine, abdominal ultrasound, and preventive medicine.

When her husband finished his medical training, the Robsons decided to leave California and embark on a new adventure in Utah. Dr. Robson lives in Park City with her husband, Jake; her sons, Graham and Wesley; and two cats. When not at work, she can be found chasing her energetic sons around town and exploring her new home city and state.

Suzanne Zweigart, DVM (aka Dr. Z)
Dr. Zweigart's Bio

Dr. Z was born and raised in the small town of Maysville, Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River. She received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a bachelor’s in education from the University of Kentucky. She then moved to Cincinnati, where she began teaching and received a master’s degree in childhood development from Xavier University. While Dr. Z loved teaching, she couldn’t shake a love of medicine and animals and the dream of becoming a veterinarian, so she packed up and headed to The Ohio State University to receive her degree in veterinary medicine in 2000. She practiced in the Columbus, Ohio area until moving to Utah in 2016.

Dr. Z resides in Park City with her African Grey Parrot and German Shepherd. Her passion is working with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs, a canine search and rescue group with her dog, Ziva. Other interests include skiing and hiking and her two grown daughters. Special veterinary interests include dermatology and general medicine.

Emily Kirkpatrick, DVM
Dr. Kirkpatrick's Bio

Dr. Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado, where she first began to work with animals at the Longmont Humane Society at the age of 12. She attended Colorado State University in nearby Fort Collins and received an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. While attending school, she continued to work for local animal shelters. Pursuing her passion to help animals, she was accepted to veterinary school at Colorado State.

Being a lover of the outdoors, the beautiful mountains of Utah convinced her to move after graduation. She worked for several years in the Salt Lake Valley while also continuing shelter work with Nuzzles and Company Rescue here in Park City. From 2018-2019 she functioned as the organization’s Medical Director. Her professional interests include shelter medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She is Fear Free certified.

Dr. Kirkpatrick currently lives in Park City with her husband Alex, rescue dog Kona, two geriatric cats named Sushi and Firefly, two guinea pigs named Turvey (he has a chronic head tilt), and Tiny Pig. She enjoys hiking, mountain bike riding, downhill and cross-country skiing, crime podcasts and TV shows, and gardening (despite Parks City’s short growing season).

Nina Owens, DVM 
Dr.Owen's Bio
Dr. Nina Owens grew up in a home with a mother who had one rule; “You can have as many animals as you like as long as I can’t smell them.” Dr. Owens took that rule and ran with it, filling her bedroom to the brink with a snake, chinchilla, hamsters, turtles, rabbits, lovebirds, and fire bellied newts. By the age of 5, she knew that there was no other option for her life than to become a veterinarian. After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Biology, she went to the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 1998. She spent 14 years in Cincinnati working in small animal hospitals and raising her family before moving to California and working as a relief vet. She and her husband just recently moved to Park City. She is working towards her certification in small animal acupuncture and has special interests in preventive care, internal medicine, dermatology, and the needs of senior pets. After 20 years of working with people and their pets, she remains in awe of the incredible strength of the human-animal bond. She shares her home with 2 miniature dachshunds and her interests include hiking, trying her hand at wildlife photography, and visiting her 2 grown children.

Kate Bjordahl, DVM (Bee-your-doll)

Dr. Bjordahl's Bio

Dr. Kate lived in southern California until age 12, then moved with her family to Chagrin Falls, Ohio for her teenage years. In 1998, she graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.S. in biology, and in 2002, obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Go Bucks! Following graduation, Dr. Bjordahl decided that Utah would be a great place to call home.

Dr. Kate has worked in the Park City area since 2007 and started Powder Paws out of the back of her jeep in 2013. Her special interests include dentistry and surgery.

Dr. Kate resides in Park City with her cats and dogs, as well as her son and daughter. She enjoys working out, trail running, water skiing, mountain biking, gardening, and shaving her cats into lovely lion haircuts.


Jackie, Hospital Manager
Jackie's Bio

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Jenna, Inventory Manager/Rehab Technician
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Jamie, Lead Veterinary Technician
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Calissa, Lead Veterinary Assistant
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Brandi, Lead CSR
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Caroline, Lead CSR
Caroline's Bio
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Ashley, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Technician
Mike, Senior Surgery Technician
Coyote, CFO (Chief Furball Officer)