Emily Kalenius

Emily Kalenius, DVM

Regional Vice President, West

Emily attended Oregon State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating first in her class in 2008. An emergency and critical care internship in Los Angeles rounded out her training. Emily worked for 8 years in private practice as an associate veterinarian, mostly in emergency and critical care. In 2017 she partnered with a former OSU classmate to purchase the 12 doctor, 24/7/365 Willamette Veterinary Hospital (“Wilvet”) that she worked at. A couple years later, she partnered to purchase two other local, primary care practices – Eastgate Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis and Ark Animal Hospital in Philomath, Oregon. During that time Emily developed and implemented a Veterinary Intern Program, which satiated her interests as a lifelong learner and teacher.

Emily and her business associates partnered with MVP in the spring of 2021. Post-sale, she continued as a clinic Medical Director and Associate Veterinarian at Wilvet. Since then, she has partnered to design, recruit, and execute the startup of two other 24/7/365 emergency clinics. While she continues to occasionally work shifts as an emergency veterinarian, Emily is excited for her new role at MVP as Regional Vice President of the West!

As a longtime Pacific Northwest resident, Emily enjoys an active, outdoors lifestyle. After running collegiate cross country in Santa Barbara while completing degrees in Biology and Chemistry, she has since naturally gravitated towards trail ultramarathons and mountaineering. Calling Corvallis, Oregon home, she now enjoys backpacking and hiking with her two daughters and husband, and skiing in the winter.