Dr. Kim Crowe has been teaching for 10 years, eight of which have been at Vermont Technical College. She currently works as an associate professor in the School of Agriculture, Plant, and Animal Sciences and is the department chair of Forestry.
She received a Bachelor’s of Science in biology and pre-vet from University of Illinois at Chicago with minors in chemistry and economics. She then went on to receive her doctorate in veterinary medicine from St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship in dairy farm management and her residency field services at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Crowe has served as herd health manager at Masons Chrome View Dairy, is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and has received continuing education in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary tui na from Chi University. She is also the faculty sponsor of the dairy club.
Dr. Crowe’s favorite class to teach is Large Animal Diseases. She enjoys the hands-on labs, where students have the chance to see, diagnose, and treat real-life diseases that they will encounter in their future careers. Dr. Crowe admires her students’ work ethic.
Dr. Crowe is a voracious hiker and she enjoys being active—practicing yoga, tennis, and soccer. An avid English Premier League fan, she lives by her favorite team’s motto, “You’ll never walk alone,” which she carries through to her friendships and teaching. She is there for her students whenever they need support. Also an avid traveler, Dr. Crowe has covered most of Europe and has dual citizenship in Ireland. She hopes her next adventure will be in the Nordic countries.
Dr. Crowe believes it is important for students to take care of their personal health in order to be able to best care for animals and the land. Although farming is a 24/7 job, Dr. Crowe believes it is important to be able to train, delegate, and trust other people with their animals and their land to maintain a healthy work-life balance.