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Dr. Kate Perkins - DVM class of 1993

Central Veterinary Conference 2017

Dr. Kate Perkins

Dr. Kate Perkins, Howard, Kansas, has been selected by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Association for its 2017 Alumni Recognition Award presented during the annual Central Veterinary Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 26. The award is given to veterinarians whose careers have served as exemplary role models for future alumni in a professional and community setting.

Dr. Perkins graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industries in 1991 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After graduating, she was an associate in a predominantly small animal practice in Midgeville, Georgia. In March 1994, she started as an associate in a four-doctor mixed animal practice in Pella, Iowa.  In June 1997, she went to Wichita, Kansas, to assume ownership of Crestview Animal Clinic. This clinic was merged with Countryside Pet Clinic of Andover, Kansas, in December 2000.  Dr. Perkins left Countryside Pet Clinic in the summer of 2012, and became an associate at Andover Veterinary Clinic. When not working at Andover Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Kate is busy at her cattle ranch near Howard that has been in her family since the 1880s.

“I'm humbled to receive this recognition from the KSU Veterinary Medical Alumni Association,” Dr. Perkins said. “I've never forgotten all that K-State has given me, not just diplomas, but also a career and a passion for helping others.”

“Dr. Perkins has been a wonderful ambassador for our college and for Kansas State University through her service to the K-State Alumni Association’s board of directors,” Dean Tammy Beckham said. “We are proud to recognize Dr. Perkins with this award and hope through her commitment to professional service, she will inspire younger generations of veterinarians.”

Dr. Perkins is a life member of the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Perkins is currently serving on the K-State Alumni Association board of directors.

Dr. Perkins and her husband, Dr. David Whetstone, also a member of the K-State DVM class of 1993, have two children, Tim and Hannah, plus three dogs and two cats. Their family is extensively involved in their community. They participate in 4-H, music, sports and their local church.