D. Raenell Killian, DVM
Dr. D. Raenell Killian grew up in Chino Valley surrounded by animals. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Animal Science and earned her D.V.M. from Oregon State University in 2006. She enjoys mixed animal practice with a special interest in Camelids, surgical procedures and the human-animal bond. Dr. Killian has recently won the Morris Animal Foundation’s “Award of Excellence,” recognizing Outstanding Veterinary Service.
In addition to her interest in animals, Dr. Killian volunteers with organizations that help children/youth grow, through education and scholarships. These organizations help build confidence and ethics, and build future leaders.
One such organization is 4-H. “I believe in this organization. I was a 4-Her for 10 years as a youth. I now volunteer my time giving clinics and supporting 4-H leaders in their educational endeavors. I support the 4-H/FFA Expo every year. I perform a vet check on all animals prior to the show and buy animals at the auction.”
Dr. Killian is also a member of the Sun Up Rotary Club. The club has many youth programs. Examples are the Rotary foreign exchange program and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).
She also volunteers with the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo organization. “In the past, I have been the Royalty Chairman. I continue to volunteer my time in that department, primarily in horsemanship clinics.”
Dr. Killian has 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 horses. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and crocheting.
Why did I become a veterinarian?
I became a veterinarian because I wanted to help educate people about their pets. In this way I could improve the human-animal bond and prevent or relieve animal illness.