Kia Benson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology

Dr. 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 veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota. 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 Ciaran and their beloved cats in Wisconsin. In her spare time, Dr. Benson enjoys reading, canoeing, and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in northern Minnesota, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and archery.

Dr. Benson has published articles in veterinary journals and newsletters and is a contributing author for Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Seventh Edition by Wiley Publishing. She is also a contributing author to the Toxicology section of the on-line Merck Veterinary Manual.

 

Publications

Benson K, Essential Oils and Cats, RVT Journal 2018, 41(3):12-13.

Benson, Kia, Essential Oils Toxicosis, Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Seventh Edition, p. 472, Wiley Publishing, 2021.

Benson, Kia, Metaldehyde Toxicosis, Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Seventh Edition, p. 902, Wiley Publishing, 2021.

Benson, Kia, Zinc Toxicosis in Animals, Merck Veterinary Manual On-line, 2021.

Benson, Kia, Essential Oils Toxicosis, Merck Veterinary Manual On-line, publish date TBD.