Kimberly Piner



  • BS Animal Science, The Ohio State University 1999
  • DVM- The Ohio State University 2003

Postgraduate Training:

  • Internship- Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital (Portland, OR) 2003-2004


  • Member of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  • Member or American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member of the NCVMA

Dr. Kim Piner is one of the Emergency doctors who takes in patients and provides care for hospitalized patients at VSH. Dr Piner’s areas of special interests include toxicities and their specific therapies as well as ways of limiting feline stress during hospitalization.  She serves as one of three locations chiefs for the Emergency Service representing the Cary location.

Dr. Piner has Midwestern roots spending the early part of her life in Nebraska and Ohio.  While attending Ohio State undergraduate her dorm was in the famous horseshoe stadium.  When not at work she enjoys running obstacle races with her co-workers and spending time with her husband and two children.  She spends a lot of her free time working with their schools or shuttling them to gymnastics and soccer.  Her home also belongs to their three cats all rescued during her time at VSH and all with some anatomical abnormality (one three legged calico, one bobtail and one polydactyl).