Humane Indiana announces Kristy Yu, DVM, has been appointed as Clinic Associate Veterinarian. The nonprofit says Dr. Yu relocated from Henderson, Nevada to work with Humane Indiana. “Dr. Yu’s experience and passion for serving both wildlife and domestic pets is the perfect fit for Humane Indiana, and we are very glad to welcome her to our team,” said Humane Indiana CEO Brian Fitzpatrick.
Dr. Yu earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A & M University. Humane Indiana (HI) says she will provide veterinary care in Munster and provide medical oversight for the treatment of injured, ill, or orphaned wildlife patients at HI’s Wildlife Rehab & Education Center in Valparaiso. She previously served as an Associate Veterinarian in Nevada and Texas and has expertise in domestic pets and wildlife.
Dr. Yu also completed externships and supported research projects focused on Muscovy ducks, white-tailed deer, and loggerhead shrikes. She also provided enrichment and treatment to bears at the Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre in China.
Dr. Yu earned her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Environmental Stewardship and was co-president of Green Vets, an association for veterinarians interested in careers in conservation medicine and to promote education about environmental issues, endangered species, and living green.
With donations from the public, the clinic provides significantly discounted pet preventative care, medications, and spay and neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation to income-eligible individuals participating in public assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, or WIC; to pit bulls and pit mixes; and to all residents of East Chicago, Hammond, Merrillville, and Gary.
Each year HI impacts more than 15,000 animals and 30,000 people throughout northwest Indiana through HI’s shelter/adoption center, clinic, pet food/supply pantry, pet foster care, homelessness prevention initiatives, and wildlife rehabilitation and education center.
To support the Clinic, Shelter, or Wildlife Center, volunteer, foster, or adopt with Humane Indiana, visit www.humaneindiana.org . To schedule Clinic services, contact 219-922-3811 x 212.