- DVM - Tufts University
- Internship - Angell Animal Medical Center (Boston, MA)
- General Practice - Greater Puget Sound area
- Emergency Practice - Greater Puget Sound area
Dr. Kate Wirth graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from the College of Wooster. Afterwards, while enrolled in a toxicology graduate degree at Northeastern University, she studied the effects of organophosphate pesticides on colonial waterbird populations on Cape Cod and the kills of New York City. A side tract adventure brought her to Unalaska Alaska for research with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network and AK Department of Fish and Game’s Eagle Recovery Program. While living in Unalaska, she also was trained as a paramedic, participating in wilderness search and rescue operations and medevacing critical patients to Anchorage. Dr. Wirth enrolled at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, to translate her extensive wildlife experiences into wildlife medicine, and graduated in 2000. Upon graduation, she went on to complete a year-long rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center and there fell in love with small animal medicine. Dr. Wirth has been practicing compassionate and collaborative-centered veterinary care in the Seattle area since 2001. She lives with her husband, 2 children and multiple animals in Seattle.