Richard Dean Kienle, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Kienle is a veterinary cardiologist board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Kienle has experience in teaching, animal research, biomedical research, academic practice and private practice (both referral and mobile). After a short stent in academics Dr. Kienle has been in private practice and private biomedical research consulting. Dr. Kienle has been providing mobile cardiology services to the Bay Area and Central Coast of California since 1996. Dr. Kienle was on staff at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists from 1998 to 2018 acepting traditional referrals and providing minimally invasive surgical procesures and cardiac cathetrizations. Dr. Kienle is skilled and experienced in all aspects of veterinary cardiology. Currently Dr. Kienle continues his mobile cardiology service and sees referrals part-time at Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center.


Dr. Kienle is married to Betsy Kienle and has two adult children - Abby Kienle and Reed Kienle. When not playing with animal hearts, Dr. Kienle enjoys playing bass guitar in secular and christian bands, enjoys wrenching and restoring classic cars, and enjoys the quite serenity of his 20 acre ranch in Wilton, California. Of couse there's an endless supply of DIY projects at the ranch. At times Dr. Kienle can be found cruising the back country roads on his Harley-Davidson Road King.

Professional Experience:

June 1996 - present
Owner / Operator
Mission Valley Veterinary Cardiology

8010 Wayland Ln, STE 1F
Gilroy, CA 95020

December 2019 - Present
Staff Cardiologist
Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

6606 North Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

October 1998 - November 2017
Staff Cardiologist
Bay Area Veterinary Specialists

14790 Washington Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94578

August 1995 - June 1996
Adjunct Professor
Department of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

August 1993 - August 1995
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

July 1991 - July 1993
Resident, Cardiology
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

June 1990 - July 1991
Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Sacramento Animal Medical Group

4990 Manzanita Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608

Clinical Credentials:

July 1994
Board Certified in Cardiology
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

July 1993
Board Qualified in Internal Medicine
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

July 1993
Completed Cardiology Residency
University of California, Davis

July 1991
Completed Small Animal Internship
Sacramento Animal Medical Group

Degrees:

May 1990
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University

May 1987
Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science
Texas A&M University

Education:

August 1986 - May 1990
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

August 1983 - May 1986
Animal science (pre-veterinary curriculum)
College of Agriculture
Texas A&M University

College Station, TX