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!
Meet Dr. Meg Summers, a dedicated veterinarian originally from Greenfield, Indiana. After earning a degree in marine biology from the University of Tampa, Dr. Summers found her calling during a transformative summer in South Africa, sparking a journey into veterinary medicine.
Throughout college, she volunteered at small animal clinics, laying the foundation for her commitment to furry companions. The vibrant pulse of New York City became her training ground, where she spent 3.5 years in a high-paced small animal practice, making a mark in urban pet care. Driven by a sense of duty and passion for surgery, she also contributed her skills to the ASPCA, participating in spay/neuter shifts.
Her special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. Dr. Summers brings a rich skill set to East Hampton Veterinary Group and is excited to work with her new patients and clients. Outside the clinic, you can find Dr. Summers with her golden retriever, Bondi, next to her side, listening to Taylor Swift and catching a New York Rangers game whenever possible.