Co-Head of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Austin Kerns, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) is a board-certified veterinary neurologist. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis, graduating with highest honors. He stayed at the University of California, Davis for veterinary school and after earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, traveled to Georgia, where he completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He made his way back to the West Coast, where he completed a neurology internship at a specialty hospital in San Diego. He then moved to the Midwest, where he completed a neurology residency at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and also earned his Master of Science degree. Dr. Kerns achieved board-certification in veterinary neurology in 2018. After his residency, Dr. Kerns spent 4 years working on the west coast, where he co-founded a busy neurology practice in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Kerns has taught extensively throughout his academic and private practice career. His special interests include neuropathic pain and neurosurgery.
In his free time, Dr. Kerns enjoys running and hiking, and hanging out in the kitchen with his partner, Beryl, and 3 cats.