Donald Krawiec, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Krawiec has more than 25 years of experience in veterinary medicine. During his career, Dr. Krawiec has lectured extensively on numerous topics in internal medicine and has published more than 75 research articles and book chapters. Before CVS, Dr. Krawiec was Chief of the Small Animal Medicine Section and a professor at the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Krawiec earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University where he also received a Master’s in Pathology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Krawiec was awarded board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1985 and completed both a rotating internship and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota he also earned a Ph.D. in Immunology with his thesis research involving study on the immune system in dogs. Dr. Krawiec was born and raised in Chicago and now has officially lived in California longer than any other location. He hopes never to have to live anywhere else.
Dr. Krawiec has three cats but feeds countless others that wander into his yard. He is lucky to live in a cat-friendly neighborhood that has neither coyotes, rattlesnakes or off leash dogs. He is unlucky because he is allergic to cats but frankly doesn’t care because as he says “that’s my allergist’s problem.” Dr. Krawiec has three koi that are big enough to scare off any birds or cats for that matter and two dogs. Pluto, a six-year-old German Shepherd who is in charge and takes care of and often sleeps with his sister, Dr. Krawiec’s daughter, Hannah. His second dog, Bugs, a six-month-old Golden Retriever that teaches everyone tolerance and tests that tolerance every day.