Austin Kerns, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Internship Training: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Neurology Internship Training: Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego
Neurology Residency: The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Certification: Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) (2018)
Austin Kerns, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) started his career as a technician at a Sacramento veterinary referral center. From there, his path has zigzagged across the United States in pursuit of academic and real world experiences in general and specialty practice focused on neurologic disease.
Dr. Kerns earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis, graduating with the highest honors. He stayed at UC Davis for veterinary school and after earning his DVM traveled to Georgia, where he completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He made his way back to the West Coast, where he completed a neurology internship at a specialty hospital in San Diego. In 2015, he moved to the Midwest, where he spent the next three years earning his Master of Science degree in Comparative Veterinary Science at The Ohio State University and completing a neurology residency at the school’s Veterinary Medical Center. He moved back to the Bay Area in 2018.
In addition to his work in clinics and animal hospitals, Dr. Kerns has taught extensively, both at The Ohio State University and in private specialty practice. His special interests include neuropathic pain, inflammatory central nervous system disease, and degenerative myelopathy. In his free time, Dr. Kerns enjoys many pastimes including reading, playing guitar, and getting outdoors to garden, hike, snowboard and race.
Dr. Kerns has three cats, Roxie, Samantha, and Stuart.