Meet Dr. Kristin Fischer, DACVO

Dr. Kristin Fischer, DACVO

Dr. Kristin Fischer grew up in a small town called Oak Ridge, TN. She attended The University of Georgia for undergrad and then moved back home to attend The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, Class of 2007). Dr. Fischer headed West to Denver, CO, for her rotating internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital before heading back home to Knoxville for her ophthalmology residency at UT. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2012.

After her residency, Dr. Fischer started a new ophthalmology service at a multi-specialty hospital in Columbia, SC, before settling finally in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her husband, Scott, and their two amazing children.

Currently, Dr. Fischer is a lead doctor at her private practice ophthalmology clinic and actively donates her time and services to local rescue organizations and raptor rehabilitation centers in the Lowcountry.

Dr. Fischer is an active member of the ACVO and a committee member (chair) within the organization. Her professional interests include ocular manifestations of systemic disease, parotid duct transposition surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Fischer is also an ophthalmology specialty guide with the online education community VetHive, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with general practitioners locally and beyond.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets (Dogs- Tater Tot & French Fry and Cat-Yoda) and riding horses.