Dr. Kara McArdell



Dr. McArdell is a 2009 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship with a focus in emergency medicine, at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island.

Dr. McArdell initially joined Animal ER Care in 2010 with strong career interests in emergency medicine and critical care, trauma, cardiorespiratory emergencies and toxicology. In 2018 she left Colorado to join the faculty at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Arizona, as Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine. During this position she worked alongside 4th year veterinary students during their clinical rotations.

Dr. McArdell moved back to Colorado and re-joined the team at AERC in 2020. The beauty and wealth of outdoor activities brought her back to Colorado where she loves to lead a healthy lifestyle. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, backpacking, international travel, food exploration, jigsaw puzzles and general exploring of the outdoors and our National Parks. Some of her international travel has been through volunteer work with the non-profit group, World Vets.