Dr. Kira Ernst was drawn to veterinary medicine through a lifelong interest in science and a love of animals. Born in New York City, she received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in zoology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She then attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012 and joining Parkway Veterinary Hospital in June of that year. Dr. Ernst particularly enjoys internal medicine and dermatology. She has one dog, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Laska. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.