Joseph Kamper, DVM, MS
Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Dr. Kamper first found his interest in pet care having companions ranging from hamsters to dogs to boa constrictors growing up and then his love for horses originated while helping with his older sister’s Arabians. He remained in his home state to complete his undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University, where he assisted with muscle physiology research focused on the molecule titin. Dr. Kamper attended Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2019 (Geaux Tigers!). He completed a field care internship with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY, which included rotations through surgery & medicine departments. After being hired as an associate and continuing practicing in Kentucky, he moved back to Flagstaff to be closer to his family in the Southwest.
Staying busy while in veterinary school consisted of more than just attending football games and enjoying Cajun food. Weekends & holiday breaks were spent in the large animal hospital as a technician. Summers were spent doing research projects on either equine stem cell therapy or blueberry feed supplementation. Any remaining time, while not in class or studying, was dedicated to traveling the country attending veterinary conferences as a national board member of the Veterinary Business Management Association.
His interests include all aspects of ambulatory equine practice and small animal care, with a particular passion for diagnostic imaging such as radiography & ultrasonography. When not pursuing his passion for veterinary medicine, his free time is spent exploring nature with his Great Dane “Mo,” working on vintage American muscle cars, expanding his houseplant collection, and visiting with family.