VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Rehab/Sports Med/Chronic Pain

Associate Editor

Kara Amstutz

Kara Amstutz

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, 2019
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, 2014
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) Physical Rehabilitation, 2013


  • Bachelor of Science, Southwest Missouri State University, 1996
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 2000

Current Professional Activities

  • Practice Owner, Hometown Veterinary Hospital Springfield, MO

Marital Status

  • Married to highschool sweetheart, Dwight


  • Kayleigh (10), Kamryn (8) and Dawson (3)
  • 4 dogs, 5 cats, one guinea pig


  • Running
  • Biking
  • Scrapbooking
  • Spending time with the family!

Favorite Quote

  • "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
    -- Betty Reese

What I like most about VIN

  • Having up to date, expert advise at my fingertips anytime I need it. I love the feel of the community on VIN.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .