Kia Benson, DVM

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 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 and several 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 several 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 for revisions to the Toxicology section of the on-line Merck Veterinary Manual.


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