Katy Campbell West, DVM, DACVS-SA, is a Board-certified Veterinary Surgeon. She joined the WestVet Boise team in September 2016.
Dr. Campbell West received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at George Fox University in 2008. She then earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She received the Novartis-Ethicon Surgical Excellence Award for Large Animal Surgery that same year.
Dr. Katy Campbell West was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool for a one-year rotating small animal internship at WestVet. She quickly distinguished herself with her professional demeanor, affinity for surgical services, and warm and communicative interaction with clients and our entire team.
She sat on the committee for the National American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVALE). This is the national examination graduating veterinary students take to become licensed to practice. In her role, Dr. Campbell reviewed questions, compiled statistical information, and assisted in developing testing methods for future exams.
Following her internship, she completed a surgical residency at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. This rigorous, three-year program allowed Dr. Campbell West to gain multiple hours of clinical experience working alongside other board-certified surgeons. Her research paper “Outcome of Tibial Closing Wedge Osteotomy in 55 Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifles of Small Dogs” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Veterinary Surgery. The article will print in a future issue.
Dr. Campbell West was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon, where her very patient parents allowed her to have numerous pets of various species which encouraged her love of animals. During school, she excelled in the classroom and on the basketball court. She competed in high school and during her undergraduate studies where she received numerous athletic accolades including:
- Nominee for Oregon Female Athlete of the Year
- NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball All-American Honorable mention 2012
- NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball North West Conference player of the year 2011 and 2012
Dr. Campbell West, her husband Justin, and their active Labrador Retriever, Bear, are all outdoor enthusiasts. When she’s not working, you may find the three of them enjoying the many recreational activities the Treasure Valley has to offer.