Dr. Pedersen (aka Karzenski, or ‘Dr. K’) completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Cornell University in 1984. She then spent 6 years pursuing her passion for riding dressage, or ‘dancing with horses’. She received her DVM Degree in 1994 from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Following veterinary school Dr. K moved to Blacksburg, VA for a one-year medicine internship and a 3 year residency in large animal medicine at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She attained membership in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science.
Dr. K is married to Jeff Pedersen, a railroad engineer at GE in Schenectady. They enjoy traveling, fishing, and kayaking together.
Dr. K still enjoys riding dressage, gardening, and spending time with her numerous pets (her retired horse Roulette, Australian Shepherd Levi, German Shepherd Ziva and cats Cracker, Niblet, Terra and Pogo.