Dr. Krystal Woo is a California native who developed a love of animals as a young child, but didn’t decide to become a veterinarian until halfway through her college degree at UC Berkeley. After her undergraduate studies, she attended the veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she first encountered wildlife medicine.
After completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship, she was hired at the same specialty hospital to see emergency cases and educate veterinary interns and students. After 1.5 years, she realized she missed exotic animal medicine, so she went on to complete two wildlife internships: one at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, Florida, and the second at Hope for Wildlife in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Woo first joined Lindsay Wildlife Experience in July of 2018 as the part-time associate veterinarian focusing on Animal Ambassador wellness. She also became the externship coordinator, encouraging technician and veterinary students to shadow with the medical team, and helped coordinate and teach both intern and assistant classes.
In September 2019, she became lead wildlife veterinarian, and oversees all veterinary care of rehabilitation and Animal Ambassador patients. She also earned her Master’s degree in Conservation Medicine at the University of Edinburgh since she started here at LWE. Dr. Woo hopes to continue to improve animal health at Lindsay Wildlife Experience by collaborating with specialists and participating in research. She also looks forward to continuing to teach volunteers, students, and staff.