Dr. Laurel Kaddatz was raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. Following his graduation, he completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Following his internship he served with Monroe Veterinary Associates (MVA) in Rochester, New York, becoming a senior partner and the Hospital Director for two of MVA’s veterinary hospitals during the 25 years practicing in Rochester. Dr. Kaddatz became the Hospital Director at the Pound Ridge Veterinary Center in 2003.
Dr. Kaddatz’ long service to local, regional and state organized veterinary medicine culminated when he served as President of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society in 2000 and was the recipient of the NYSVMS Veterinarian of the Year award in 2002. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, & Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Association.
Nationally, he was a member of and chaired the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Veterinary Service and was a member and Vice Chair of AVMA’s Governance Performance Review Committee. Dr. Kaddatz is currently a delegate from New York to the AVMA House of Delegates. He is also the AVMA Assembly member to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).
As part of his commitment to continuing education, Dr. Kaddatz has served on the Board of Directors and is a Past President of the North American Veterinary Community. The NAVC Conference, held in Orlando Florida each January, is the largest continuing education meeting for the veterinary health care team in the world, partners with other conferences in South America, Asia, and Europe, and is internationally recognized for its excellent offerings of continuing education for every member of the veterinary healthcare team.