Okaw Veterinary Clinic LLC

140 West Sale Street
Tuscola, IL 61953



  Dr. Kyla Kuhns "Dr. K" 

Dr. Kyla Kuhns

Dr. Kyla Kuhns (“Dr. K”) grew up in nearby Mattoon on a small hobby farm and fell in love with animals and science (her dad was the local high school science teacher) at an early age. Her childhood was spent caring for a variety of animals including cats, dogs, sheep, cows, pigs, horses, chickens, goats, rabbits, and even a pet raccoon. After high school, she completed a Bachelors in Science at the University of Illinois. She then followed her heart to vet school at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. While in vet school, she was active in the Wildlife Clinic, the Illinois State Veterinary Student Medical Association, the Reptile and Amphibian Club, Exotics Club, and the Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Club (where she spent a week in Haiti teaching and running makeshift vet clinics). She owned ferrets, rats, a tortoise, and a variety of snakes and lizards during vet school, in addition to fostering dogs. She graduated vet school in 2004 with Highest Honors. For the past 14 years, she has enjoyed small animal practice at an animal hospital in Savoy. She is thrilled to continue her journey in veterinary medicine by fulfilling her dream of practice ownership here in Tuscola. While she enjoys all the varied aspects of traditional veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in holistic medicine and hopes to pursue training and certification in acupuncture in the near future.

 Dr. K married her high school sweetheart, Andrew, who is an ecologist at the U of I. They live in Philo with their 2 children, Asa and Anna. Asa likes Legos and video games. Anna is fond of crafts and making slime. They have a sweet old Doberman named “Rogue”, a crazy miniature poodle named “Dr. Leonard Hofstadter”, and a flock of chickens. They are currently fostering 2 incredibly adorable orphaned kittens. Dr. K runs on coffee and can often be found with her nose in a book or working a logic puzzle. Her other passions include garage saling, cheering on the Illini, and raising autism awareness.

 Dr. K loves the sense of community that can only be found in small town living and is looking forward to getting to know the clients and patients at Okaw Veterinary Clinic.



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Okaw Veterinary Clinic
140 W. Sale
Tuscola, IL 61953
(217) 253-3221


Mon & Fri 8 am - 6 pm
Tues & Wed 8 am - 5 pm
Sat 8 am - noon
Closed Thurs & Sun

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