Kyra Knutson

DVM, Diplomate, ACZM

Avian, Exotics and Zoological Medicine

Education & Postgraduate Training
BS in Animal Science and Microbiology – Oregon State University
DVM – Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts UniversityInternship, Avian Medicine and Surgery - The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
Residency Training, Zoological Companion Animal Medicine – North Carolina State University

Joined OAH in 2022

Professional Interests
Avian orthopedics, advanced imaging for various exotic species, endoscopic procedures and surgeries

Professional Affiliations
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Association of Avian Veterinarians
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
American Veterinary Medical Association


Knutson K, Petritz O, Sadar M, Cohen E, Schachterle K, Chen S. Diagnosis and management of nasopharyngeal stenosis in four guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 2022; 40: 21-28.

Knutson K, Petritz O, Womble M, Lewbart G, Balko J. Evaluation of euthanasia methods using injectable agents in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 2022. 32(1):35-41.

Knutson K, Petritz O, Thomson A, Robertson J, Balko J. Effects of Alfaxalone and Midazolam Compared with Midazolam and Butorphanol in Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 2022. 36(3):287-294.

Knutson K, Petritz O, Thomson A, Balko J. Effects of intramuscular alfaxalone-butorphanol-midazolam compared with ketamine-butorphanol-midazolam in New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 2022. 61(5):475-481.