kristin jacob

Kristin Jacob

DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Kristin Jacob leads the team at our Columbia and Rockville locations.

Dr. Jacob joined CVCA in 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She completed both her small animal internship and her cardiology residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York. She then became part of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota as an assistant clinical professor. While at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jacob developed a busy clinical cardiology service and stressed the importance of client education and addressing all of the patient’s needs to her students. Dr. Jacob has lectured on a variety of topics to students, veterinary technicians and colleagues.

She has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 1998. Her involvement in numerous research projects has led to the publication of several articles in scientific journals. Her interests include pacemaker therapy, medical therapy of congestive heart failure and feline cardiomyopathies. Dr. Jacob understands the importance of communication and emphasizes education and deciding with the clients what the best treatment options are for their pet and their family. Dr. Jacob loves spending her spare time at home with her husband and two school age sons.  She also enjoys exercising, mainly triathlons.  Occasionally, they find time to travel as well!

Dr. Jacob sees patients primarily in our offices located inside Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center in Columbia, MD and BluePearl Veterinary Partners pet hospital in Rockville, MD.