Dr. Katherine Crook
An avid lover of animals, sports, and travel, Dr. Crook had broad interests as a child growing up in Texas. During her undergraduate years she was captain of her college tennis team, while also majoring in both biology and German. Following graduation from Sewanee in 2000, she participated in various wildlife research projects in both the United Kingdom and the southeastern United States. But ultimately, she realized that she was more passionate about the individual health and well being of animals than the dynamics of broad populations, leading her to veterinary medicine.
Dr. Crook graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then went on to complete a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT, where her interest in neurology and neurosurgery really took off. She stayed on and completed a one year neurology internship, and followed that with a three year residency in neurology/neurosurgery at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her residency, she received extensive training in spinal and brain surgeries, and she published research focusing on improving therapy for inflammatory brain and spinal cord diseases.
Prior to coming to Eclipse, Dr. Crook worked at specialty hospitals in Northern Virginia, Charleston, SC and Brooklyn, NY, and she is excited to bring her knowledge, expertise, and dedication to the animals of New Jersey.
When she is not working, Dr. Crook still enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with their three-legged cat, Jesper Frederik. An avid runner, she has trained for and completed many half marathons, and she still loves watching and playing sports