VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Associate Editor

Kris Kruse-Elliott

Kris Kruse-Elliott

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1989


  • Residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia, North Carolina St, 1988
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1992

Current Professional Activities

  • Anesthesiologist Sage Veterinary Centers, Redwood City, CA, 2018–present

Past Professional Activities

  • Medical Director AnimalScan SF, Redwood City, CA, 2006–2018
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992–2006


  • Husband — Steve
  • Pets — 1 cat and 2 birds — the African Grey is large and in charge of the entire household


  • Skiing (long time ski instructor and coach — addicted to sliding fast on snow)
  • Anything outdoors: Hiking, swimming, and riding bikes on all-terrain possible - road, gravel, mountain.

Favorite Quote

Appropriately given to me long ago as I was starting my PhD — “Failure, you'll never get anywhere without it”, Unknown author

What I Like Most About VIN

Inquisitive VINners. Open minded discussions and great questions keep me on my toes and thinking in new directions every day.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .