Kathleen McCadden, DVM, joined Jarrettsville Veterinary Center in December 2013. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University she worked in an environmental science lab at the University of Maryland. During that time she volunteered at the Humane Society, and adopted her first dogs, Lakota and Nika. These new family members ultimately led her to pursue becoming a veterinarian. Dr. McCadden earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
Her special interest in geriatric medicine led her to study acupuncture for small and large animals and in 2009 she earned her Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist License from the Chi Institute. She continues to take classes at the Chi Institute and plans to earn her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. In addition to geriatrics, Dr. McCadden has interests in shelter medicine and complementary medicine. She currently has one kitty, Bubbles, from a shelter in Vermont and a German Sheppard mix, Stryder, who came to her on an emergency shift. Until recently her life was blessed with three husky mutts, Lakota, Nike, and Sharq Dog and a cat named Rudy. These pets were what guided her to become a veterinarian and they will always be with her. In her free time, Dr. McCadden likes to spend time with family, hike, camp, listen to music, swim and explore new places.