Kelly Knickelbein, VMD
- Genetic mechanisms of heritable ocular disorders in horses
- Characterization of the equine eye using ultrasound biomicroscopy
Education and Training
- 2017-2021 Comparative Ophthalmology Residency, University of California-Davis
- 2016-2017 Comparative Ophthalmology Internship, University of California-Davis
- 2015-2016 Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship, Rhinebeck Equine
- 2015 VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Magna cum laude
- 2009 BS, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University
Dr. Knickelbein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Rhinebeck Equine and a comparative ophthalmology internship at the University of California-Davis. Following this, she completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at UC Davis. Dr. Knickelbein is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Knickelbein thoroughly enjoys the comparative nature of ophthalmology. Her primary interests include equine ophthalmology, heritable ocular disorders, and ophthalmic imaging.
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Awards and Honors
- 2021 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
- 2020 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Manuscript Award – Clinical Research
- 2020 James M. Wilson Award for Outstanding Equine Research Publication
- 2015 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Clinical Excellence
- 2015 Janet K. Johnston Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care Award
- 2014-2015 Phi Zeta, Beta Chapter
- American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium
- American Association of Equine Practitioners