Dr. Stephanie E. Kern is very excited to have joined the family at Vista Larga Animal Hospital in the fall of 2014. She is a native New Mexican but new to the east mountain area. She loves being back in New Mexico after having recently graduated from Colorado State University. She shares her home with her wonderful husband, two children, three dogs, and two cats. Her largest and furriest dog, Béla, was an adoption from an Albuquerque shelter 9 years ago and is pictured below. Dr. Kern’s professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. She has spent her spare time in the past doing health certifications and Avian Influenza testing on backyard poultry. She has also enjoyed helping with 4H animals during fair time for the past 4 years in Colorado. She likes gardening, listening to bluegrass music, and running with her dogs.