Dr. Kathrin Luderer was born in Braunschweig, Germany. At the age of two her family moved to New Jersey where her love for animals developed at an early age. Restricted by her family’s frequent travels to a cat and a pair of gerbils, she became the neighborhood “critter-sitter” and in the fourth grade announced, “I’m going to be a veterinarian.”
After receiving a BA in biology from Tufts University in Medford, MA, she attended Tufts Veterinary School and graduated in 1989. As a senior at Tufts she was mentored by Dr. M.J. Forman who was completing her residency training in Internal Medicine at the time.
Following graduation she became an associate veterinarian in a busy small-animal practice in Worcester, MA. While there she adopted Bruno, a Pitbull-Lab puppy found injured and abandoned on the streets of Worcester. Kathrin chose to rescue and repair him and he has become one of her closest companions and helped ease her transition between her East Coast life and her move west.
In 1998, seeking a major life change and finally pursuing a life-long dream to live in the mountains, she and Bruno headed west and arrived in Jackson, Wyoming. In 2001, she married long time Jackson resident Joe Larrow and in 2002 they started a family and had a beautiful son Driscoll, who is named after an old ski patrol buddy of Joe’s.
Although her special interest is soft tissue surgery, she enjoys the many varied aspects of being a veterinarian and is always amazed at how no two days are ever the same and that there is always something new to learn.
Kathrin considers herself very lucky to be able to live and work in this beautiful valley and in her free time, enjoys many outdoors pursuits including alpine and cross country skiing, hiking and biking.
Dr. Kathrin and her family have 1dog, Ruby, that gets the entire family’s love and affection.
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