Katherine Polak

Dr. Katherine Polak, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM

Dr. Katherine Polak, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM

Dr. Katherine Polak currently serves as the Head of Stray Animal Care – Southeast Asia for Four Paws International (Vier Pfoten). Before assuming this position, Dr. Polak served as the International Director at Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket, Thailand for over 3 years where she worked on a variety of animal welfare issues include the dog meat trade, stray animal overpopulation, and culling of free-roaming dogs by government agencies. Dr. Polak is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and a former resident in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program and a former intern in Shelter Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University. She has also earned a Master in Forensic Science and a Master of Public Health.

Courses taught:

VME 6939: Topics in International Shelter Medicine