Meet our Doctors

Katie Malehorn, DVM

Staff Veterinarian

Emergency & Critical Care


My interest in Veterinary Medicine started at an early age. Growing up on a farm in South Dakota provided the foundation for my fascination with animals, science, and the role of our local veterinarian in the community.

During my undergraduate career at the University of Georgia, I gained valuable experience working in General Practice. I expanded my developing knowledge as an Animal Control Officer for Athens-Clarke County, which provided knowledge in Shelter Medicine.

During Veterinary School, I was active in class and university leadership. I also pursued leadership and lobbying roles with the AVMA on the national and local level. I was active in the early integration of awareness and programs related to the current mental health concerns of professionals in veterinary medicine. I was a member of the Emergency Critical Care Treatment Crew, along with having the opportunity to practice medicine abroad in Perugia, Italy, and Edinburgh, Scotland, with a focus in Neurology.

Working in so many different avenues of the veterinary and animal health arena, has provided me with a unique and committed approach to my clients, and a deep understanding of the needs of my patient’s families.
In addition to Veterinary Medicine, I enjoy hiking and backpacking, both locally and abroad. My love of brunch, museums, art, and history make the DC Metro area the perfect home.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Critical Care
  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Effective opportunities to educate animal owners about preventive health and veterinary medicine.

Why Do You Work at Friendship?

I am incredibly excited to be part of the Friendship team. I have had a respect for the quality of medicine and collaborative nature of the hospital for many years, and am honored to be part of the family.


  • DVM – University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2015

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