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Advanced Diagnostic Procedures

MVS’ Internal Medicine Department Offers the Following Advanced Diagnostics

 

  • Advanced laboratory testing
  • Diagnostic Imaging – ultrasound, radiography, CT scanning, fluoroscopy
  • Biopsies of masses, internal organs or bone marrow
  • Endoscopy – bronchoscopy (lungs), colonoscopy, cystoscopy (bladder and urethra), gastroduodenoscopy (stomach & upper intestines), rhinoscopy (nasal cavity), laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery for biopsies of internal organs)
  • Feeding tube placement

Kristen McDaniel received her doctorate from Iowa State University in 2016, and continued her training in Iowa with a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Kristen completed her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri in 2020. Her current areas of interest include gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary disease, and respiratory diseases.

During her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her dogs and wife Kaylyn, travel, watch movies, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Kaylyn McDaniel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors in Nursing. A few years later, she made the switch to veterinary medicine and attended the University of Illinois where she obtained her DVM in 2017. After, she completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship and Small Animal Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Missouri from 2017-2019. She then went on to Washington State University where she completed her Masters of Science during her Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency. She joined the MVS team in August of 2022.

When she’s not working on complex medical cases at MVS, you can find Dr. McDaniel biking, kayaking and traveling. She shares her home in Fitchburg with her wife and their four dogs; Ella the Yorkie, Otis the Pomeranian mix, Comet the Goldendoodle and Nova the Husky.

Advanced Training

-Internal Medicine
-RECOVER CPR Certified

Becky attended Moraine Park Technical College’s veterinary technology program before working in general practice for 7 years. She joined the internal medicine team at MVS in June 2016. She enjoys working in internal medicine because she’s able to help our clients and patients get answers for their ailments, as well as help to manager their diseases long term so they can live their best possible lives. She loves a good foreign body endoscopy that saves a pet from requiring surgery.

Becky and her fiancé live in DeForest with their Rat Terrier mix Zoey, Labrador Nova and have an Appaloosa horse named Rio. In her free time, she loves camping, golfing, hunting and horseback riding.

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