Krista Seraydar, DVM

Krista Seraydar, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

  • University of Florida CVM Class of 2016
  • University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Class of 2012

Activity & Honors

  • Outstanding Four-Year Scholar (2012)
  • Senior Award for Small Animal Surgery


Professional Memberships

  • AVMA



  • Seraydar, K.R. and P.E. Kaufman. 2015. Does behaviour play a role in house fly resistance to imidacloprid-containing baits? Journal of Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 29 (60-67). 
  • Seraydar, K.R. and P.E. Kaufman. 2014. Dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis) (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Featured Creatures. 9 pp. EENY-589.

Dr. Krista Seraydar

Dr. Krista Seraydar was born and raised in South Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a certificate in Shelter Medicine. She also spent her undergraduate years at the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Entomology and Animal Sciences. She has a special interest in internal and feline medicine, dermatology, and behavior.

In her free time, she enjoys fostering kittens, traveling, running, cooking, and spending time with her husband Casey, their dogs (Bee and Elsa), their five kitties, and their chatty African Grey, Shaka.

Recent Articles

What to Know: Adopting a Dog After Parvovirus
What Does It Mean if a Dog Has Parvovirus?Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that affects young and/or unvaccinated dogs causing diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, and secondary infection or sepsis. If untreated, parvovirus is often fatal. Parvovirus usually affects younger dogs that are more susceptible to disease because their immune systems are not fully developed. Parvovirus can also...
Botflies in Dogs (Cuterebra in Dogs)
What Are Botflies in Dogs?Cuterebra is a type of botfly whose larvae embed themselves as parasites in a dog’s skin, eyes, upper respiratory tract, or central nervous system (brain/spinal cord). People also call them “warbles” or “wolf worms” when they are in the larval stage. Botflies can be found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the northern U.S., the disease is seasonal,...
FIV in Cats: What You Should Know
If you have ever been to an animal shelter or rescue, you have probably seen an adoptable cat labeled as FIV-positive. These cats are typically isolated from the other cats and need to go to homes with other FIV-positive cats or with no other cats. So, what does FIV mean? And what does it mean for a cat to FIV-positive? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about FIV in cats—from...
Cushing's Disease in Dogs
Cushing's Disease in Dogs
Cushing’s disease—also known as hypercortisolism and hyperadrenocorticism—is a serious disease that most affects middle-aged and senior dogs. It can be serious if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about Cushing’s disease in dogs—from types and symptoms to treatment and care. What Is Cushing's Disease in Dogs?Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) occurs when the adrenal...
How to Keep Large Dogs Healthy at Every Life Stage
If you have a large dog or are thinking of adopting a large-breed dog, you’ll need to take a few special considerations into account. These include common health issues found in large dog breeds, their specific nutritional needs, and their physical activity requirements. You also need to know how these needs will vary as large dogs transition through different life stages. Here’s a breakdown...
How to Exercise Your Cats Through Play
Do cats need exercise? Of course! When cats are exercising, they’re helping maintain a healthy weight and also getting stimulation to keep them emotionally and behaviorally healthy. Here are some tips on how to exercise your cats along with some cat workouts that will be fun for cats and for you. Tips for How to Exercise Your CatFollow these tips for maximizing your cat playtime sessions and...