Dr. Klay Lapa performed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University before getting his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in 2014. After graduation, he returned to Arizona and has been practicing Emergency and Critical Care since that time. His favorite pastimes include attending the local theater, hiking, and kayaking with his wife. Together they have five dogs, four cats, and typically a foster dog as well.
Dr. Lapa has always had a passion for wildlife management and conservation, working with the Student Conservation Association as part of their high school summer conservation crew and their desert restoration corp. Dr. Lapa started volunteering with a wildlife center in May 2019, seeking to use his medical expertise to help injured wildlife return to the wild. Dr. Lapa joined the Compassion 4 Paws team as the Medical Director in July 2020.