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Benson, Kia, DVM

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Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology

Dr. Kia Benson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a double major in Animal Science and Computer Science, and went on to obtain her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Benson worked at a feline specialty clinic and at a human/animal poison center prior to joining Pet Poison Helpline in 2016. She lives with her husband and 5 cats in a rambling farmhouse that is over 125 years old. In her spare time, Dr. Benson enjoys reading, canoeing and portage camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in northern Minnesota, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and archery (target-shooting).