VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Associate Editor

Kris Kruse-Elliott

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1989


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1992

Current Professional Activities

  • Anesthesiologist Sage Veterinary Centers, Redwood City, CA, 2018–present

Past Professional Activities

  • Medical Director AnimalScan SF, Redwood City, CA, 2006–2018
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992–2006


  • Husband — Steve
  • Pets — 2 cats (Siamese, Mas and Pixie Bob, Cheyenne) and 2 birds (African Grey, Shadow, and Meyers Parrot, Mater) — the birds are in charge and the cats respect that!


  • Skiing (long time ski instructor and coach — addicted to sliding fast on snow)
  • Triathlon (to stay in shape for ski season and fuel my outdoor adventure addiction — have done 7 ⅔ Ironman distance races — yes, I am crazy)

Favorite Quote

Appropriately given to me long ago as I was starting my PhD — “Failure, you'll never get anywhere without it”, Unknown author

What I Like Most About VIN

Inquisitive VINners. Open minded discussions and great questions keep me on my toes and thinking in new directions every day.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .