Meet your Instructor

Veterinary Instructor

Kristina Perez, DVM

Dr. Kristina Perez is thrilled to be a full-time Veterinarian Instructor with Loop Abroad in Thailand! In veterinary school, she interned at a wildlife rehabilitation center and completed externships at two prominent conservation research and breeding centers. Since then, Dr. Kristina completed a rotating internship in small animal (dog and cat) emergency and specialty care and a specialty internship in exotic animal medicine. She has spent time volunteering in Indonesian, Borneo, and Vietnam and feels honored to have worked with elephants, parrots, highly-endangered frogs, gerenuk, kude, pangolins, red pandas, maned wolves, cheetahs and more! Dr Kristina earned her DVM at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Physical Examination I

    • Physical Examination 2

    • Anatomical Direction Terminology

    • Introduction to Veterinary Terminology

    • Module 2 Quiz

  3. 3
    • Wellness Visits - Who, When, and Why?

    • Wellness Visits - Vaccines

    • Medical Record Keeping - Introduction

    • Medical Record Keeping - Case Example

    • Module 3 Quiz

  4. 4
    • The Globe and Adnexa

    • Diseases of the Eye

    • The Nasal Passage and Oral Cavity

    • The Ears

    • Module 4 Quiz

  5. 5
    • The Skin Part I

    • The Skin Part II

    • The Musculoskeletal System Part I

    • The Musculoskeletal System Part II

    • Module 5 Quiz

  6. 6
    • The Gastrointestinal System Part I

    • The Gastrointestinal System Part II

    • Chronic Kidney Disease

    • Other Diseases of the Urogenital System

    • Module 6 Quiz

  7. 7
    • Diabetes Mellitus and Insulinoma

    • Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

    • Hyperadrenocorticism and Hypoadrenocorticism

    • Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis

    • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

    • Module 7 Quiz

  8. 8
    • Cardiac Anatomy

    • Cardiovascular Diseases Part I

    • Cardiovascular Diseases Part II

    • Components of Blood

    • Module 8 Quiz

  9. 9
    • Spinal Cord Compression

    • Neurological Diseases

    • Respiratory Diseases

    • Module 9 Quiz

  10. 10
    • Hookworms, Roundworms, Whipworms

    • Tapeworms

    • Coccidia, Giardia, Toxoplasma

    • Stomach Worm, Esophageal Worm, Giant Kidney Worm

    • Strongyloides and Flukes

    • The Fecal Examination and Microscope Use

    • Module 10 Quiz

  11. 11
    • Workplace Safety

    • Injection Techniques and Venipuncture Part I

    • Injection Techniques and Venipuncture Part II

    • Diagnostic Sampling

    • Drug Dose Calculation

    • Module 11 Quiz

  12. 12
    • Principles of Anesthesia

    • Anesthesia Machine and Parameters

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    • Module 12 Quiz

  13. 13
    • Introduction to Shelters

    • Suturing and Sterile Technique Part I

    • Suturing and Sterile Technique Part II

    • Spay and Neuter Technique

    • Spay Surgery

    • Neuter Surgery

    • Module 13 Quiz

  14. 14
    • Principles of Nutrition

    • Pet Diets

    • Food Allergies and Toxic Foods

    • Nutrition in the Hospital

    • Module 14 Quiz