Dr. Stephen Klause received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Following this he completed a one year internship at Michigan State University – School of Veterinary Medicine and then a three year surgical residency in small animal surgery from Colorado State University – School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he has a Masters Degree in Wildlife Biology from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Surgical Sciences from Colorado State University. He currently holds a USDA-APHIS Category II – National Accreditation Status.
Dr. Klause has been involved with wildlife and zoological medicine since 1978. In 1991 he started working with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens as a surgical consultant and subsequently as a staff veterinarian since 1999. In addition, he is a surgical consultant for the California Institute of Technology and Moorpark College – Teaching Zoo. Through past and present work he provides medical / surgical consultation and management for a number of private zoological collections and rescues. He also provides services for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with the California Condor Program through the Greater Los Angeles Zoo. He is a Dive Master and holds a private pilot certificate.