Dr. Nelson Priddy II
Dr. Nelson Priddy II received his D.V.M. from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1992. He moved to San Antonio, Texas where he spent the next five years in general and emergency small-animal practices. Dr. Priddy was then accepted to an internship program at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Hospital. Following the year of internship, Dr. Priddy was offered to stay on for a four-year small-animal surgery residency that was completed in June of 2002. He passed the certifying examination and became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. Dr. Priddy has been a surgeon in Anchorage since August of 2002. In January of 2013, he started Alaska Mobile Veterinary Surgery, LLC and travels to general practices throughout Alaska to perform surgery on an as-needed basis. He is now able to provide advanced surgical care to patients without requiring them to travel to Anchorage. Dr. Priddy’s professional interests include knee surgery (including tibial plateau leveling osteotomy), fracture repair, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, hepatic surgery, airway surgery and pain management. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Cancer Society.
If your pet is in need of advanced surgical care, your veterinarian may recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Priddy.
Kate Slodowy, LVT
Kate has worked in the veterinary field since 1997. She finished her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 2004. She changed paths when she worked alongside an inspirational team of technicians and veterinarians at a specialty referral hospital in Chicago. As a technician, Kate enjoys the more hands-on and personal role with patients. Kate earned her Applied Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College in 2009. Upon moving to Alaska in 2012, she continued work in emergency, critical care, and internal medicine. Kate joined Alaska Mobile Veterinary Surgery in 2015, where she focuses her practice on anesthesia and pain management. She is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Alaska Veterinary Technician Association.
Gia Kayl, LVT
Gia has been working with animals since 1998 while employed at a boarding kennel. In 2000 she began working in small animal general practice where she discovered a love of veterinary medicine. She has since worked in mixed practice with a focus on dairy herd health, emergency/ICU and surgery. She attended Argosy University’s veterinary technology program from 2004-2006.
With almost ten years dedicated to surgery and working with a variety of boarded surgeons, Gia brings a solid foundation of experience and knowledge to Alaska Mobile Veterinary Surgery. She continues to build on that foundation through a variety of local and online continuing education as well as regular attendance to out of state veterinary conferences. With a primary role as surgical assistant, Gia focuses on aseptic protocols, perioperative patient care and a strong knowledge of surgical procedures.
Gia has been a part of AMVS since its inception in 2013. She also currently holds membership to the Alaska Veterinary Technician Association, Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.