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Dr. Sudha Kakarla


Invaluable education and training

“Growing up, life sciences were always my passion, which eventually led me to veterinary school. Veterinary medicine is always fascinating because it brings new challenges and experiences every day. To further my interest, I came to the United States to pursue graduate education in veterinary immunology at North Carolina State University. Though my research work enhanced my understanding of pet health issues, I missed the touch and feel you get being in a clinical practice. Hence, I joined a small animal practice about 7 years ago located in Wisconsin and now here at Sylvan Veterinary Hospital.”

Certification: MS, Sound Technology Certification

DVM: Angrau, Hyderabad India

MS: North Carolina State University, veterinary immunology and molecular biology

Continuing Education: Dr. Kakarla always strives to keep herself up to date and learning new therapies, techniques, and updated preventative care protocols. She exceeds the required yearly amount of continuing education.

Keeping your pets healthy for a lifetime

“My approach to my patients is to look at their overall health and not just the disease. I focus on effective communication and education, so that you, the caregiver can make good, informed decisions about the health of your pet.”

Professional Membership: American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Veterinary Dermatology, American Animal Hospital Association, and Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Association.

Special Interests: Preventive medicine, immunological aspects of diseases, dermatology, vaccinology.

Outside of professional life: Dr. Kakarla enjoys traveling, running, and hiking as well as spending time with her husband, 2 daughters and their adorable little pug, Hugo. Dr. Kakarla and her family absolutely love the year-round sunshine and fun outdoor activities here in the Central Valley!

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