Starting at a young age, Dr. Kendra Antonides always gravitated towards animals. She enjoyed playing with stuffed animals, looking at encyclopedias of wildlife, and rescuing backyard creatures. Throughout high school, she continued to be fascinated by science classes, but also realized that she enjoyed working with and educating people. It was this realization that led her to know that she should become a veterinarian – a career that mixed her love of animals, human interaction, biology, and education.
Dr. Antonides is originally from Canada, growing up near Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree in Michigan and immediately enrolled in the WIMU (Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah) program through Washington State University. This program provided her the opportunity to study a wide variety of fields in school, like small and large animals, as well as the chance to work with exotics and wildlife. When she isn’t working, Dr. Antonides enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, painting, and swing dancing.