JAMES KRAFT, DVM
Lawrence Veterinary Hospital Owner & Veterinarian

 "We value our clients and show it by delivering exceptional service from
a caring, experienced staff, well-trained in the practice of excellent veterinary care."


Lawrence Veterinary Hospital

Education and Background
Dr. Kraft's interest in veterinary medicine began at age 14 while working for mentor and family friend, Chuck Olsen, DVM in Salina, Kansas.


He attended the University of Kansas and Kansas State University to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduating from Kansas State University in 1979.


Following a short stint practicing in Phoenix, Arizona he moved to Paris, Texas to practice with his brother and fellow veterinarian, Wally Kraft, DVM. In 1981 he returned to Lawrence to establish Lawrence Veterinary Hospital.

He offers extensive skills as a diagnostician and surgeon, practicing veterinary medicine since 1979.

 
Professional Affiliations 
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA)
Douglas County Veterinary Medical Association (DCVMA)

Areas of special interest
Internal medicine

Dermatology
Dentistry
Surgery

Dr. Kraft is happily married to his wife Christine, who also works at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital and shares his house with two dogs, Dolly and Max and a cat named Ms. Potts. He enjoys travel, fly-fishing, hiking, biking, literature and cooking.