Dr. Kenneth Palmer was born in New York before moving to South America at a young age. In 1992, Dr. Palmer earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Buenos Aires University. After graduation, he moved to Patagonia where he worked with small animals and farm animals for several years. In 1998, Dr. Palmer returned to the United States where he worked as a veterinary technician at East Hampton Veterinary Group. Once he passed the exams for foreign veterinary graduates, Dr. Palmer was able to begin practicing as a DVM. Since, he continues to work and study as a regular and alternative veterinary medicine practitioner with professional interests in acupuncture, veterinary food therapy, herbal medicine and Tui-Na, which is a traditional Chinese massage therapy.
A New York native, Dr. Kleps was raised in Long Island, and now happily resides in East Hampton. She earned her degree in veterinary medicine from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1992. Licensed in New York and Arizona, Dr. Kleps has practiced high-quality, dependable veterinary medicine for the past 25 years. In addition to being an Associate Veterinarian at East Hampton Veterinary Group, Dr. Kleps owns a mobile veterinary practice performing small animal, mixed animal, and equine house calls. Dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and client service, Dr. Kleps is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners. In addition, she is fluent in English, French, and Italian, with working knowledge in Spanish and Farsi. Her areas of professional interest include dermatology and equine medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Kleps compassionately volunteers on high-volume spay/neuter missions at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and Navajo Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Dr. Kleps enjoys opera, reading Scandinavian crime novels, and indulging in spicy cuisines. At home, Dr. Kleps has a menagerie of forever friends including three dogs, thirteen cats, three chickens, an Appaloosa horse, and a mule. Fun fact: Her mule plays hide and seek!
Dr. William Kuhs became a veterinarian in 2016, driven by his desire to affect change for animals in need. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown, Connecticut.
Originally from the Northshore of Chicago, Dr. Kuhs relocated to East Hampton, New York to practice at East Hampton Veterinary Group in the fall of 2018. His career in veterinary medicine began in 2001 as a veterinary assistant, progressed to a registered veterinary technician in Lousiana and, in between, he worked as a zookeeper and veterinary assistant at the zoo hospital at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
After all his years working in the veterinary field, Dr. Kuhs is most grateful when he sees tangible results in his patients by applying scientific knowledge and experience, as well as a great deal of compassion for the people and pets he meets along the way. Dr. Kuhs has areas of professional interest in preventative care, as well as secondary interests in wildlife and exotic medicine and disaster response.
Dr. Kuhs met his very special black and white cat named Zooey-Bird during his time as a zookeeper. He found her in the kangaroo exhibit when she was a newborn kitten and originally thought she was a bird before picking her up off of the ground. From that moment on, Dr. Kuhs was committed to rescuing and bottle-raising the newborn kitten. Today, she is healthy and loved!
Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Kuhs went to school for Fine Arts. He still enjoys viewing art in his free time, and he also finds pleasure in reading, gardening, and being active outdoors.