Katherine Crook, DVM, DACVIM

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr. Katherine Crook is originally from Texas, but migrated to the Southeastern United States when attended Sewanee: The University of the South for her undergraduate degree.  At Sewanee she graduated cum laude with majors in both biology and German.   She was also captain of her undergraduate tennis team and recently inducted into the Sewanee athletics hall of fame.

Katherine earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, magna cum laude.  She completed a one-year rotating internship in medicine and surgery, followed by a one-year neurology internship at a private practice in Connecticut – Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT.  She then went on to pursue a three-year residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and subsequently achieved Diplomate status as a board-certified neurologist.

During her residency, Katherine was involved in and published research aimed at improving the current therapy for inflammatory brain and spinal cord disease. At North Carolina State University, she also developed a keen interest in neurosurgical procedures and received advanced training in spinal decompression surgeries and craniotomies.

Dr. Crook enjoys both medical and surgical neurology.   Her goal in treating neurological diseases is to improve the quality of life of her patients, balancing the diagnostics and therapy she recommends with the comfort of her patients and their human counterparts.  With the assistance of the neurology team, Dr. Crook uses her examination skills as well as advanced imaging such as MRI and CT as well as electrodiagnostic procedures to achieve a diagnosis.  She then uses this information to offer and provide specific treatments and support for her patients. 

Dr. Crook recently moved to Charleston with her three-legged cat, Newman.  In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, running, hiking, and biking.   She also loves to travel and anything associated with the outdoors.

Education / Experience: 

2015-presentNeurology/Neurosurgeon - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2014Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Medicine (Neurology)
2013-2014Staff Neurologist - Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna, VA
2010-2013Residency - North Carolina State University of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
2009-2010Neurology Internship - VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT
2008-2009Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, VCA Darien/Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT
2008Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL
2000Bachelor of Science - Biology and German, University of the South, Sewanee, TN


Crook KI, Early PJ, Messenger KM, Muñana KR, Gallagher R, Papich MG:  The pharmacokinetics of cytarabine in dogs when administered via subcutaneous and continuous intravenous infusion routes.  Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2012.  **Presented abstract at 2012 ACVIM Forum

Crook KI, Perkins SL and Greiner EC: Apparent absence of Parahaemoproteus lophortyx in north Florida populations of Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virgianus). Journal of Parasitiology. 2009.