Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

 Denver, Colorado, USA

With a background that ranges from numerous tours as a bouncer with The Rolling Stones, a 25-year career in veterinary medicine, and over 20-years of performing as a professional stand-up comedian; Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man.



Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald has performed stand-up comedy and been a staple of the Denver comedy scene since 1986. Since that time, Kevin has opened for and worked with such diverse and legendary performers as Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, Kevin Nealon, Brian Regan, and Norm McDonald. He is probably best known for his eleven seasons on the popular Animal Planet television series Emergency Vets. Other television appearances include, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Maury Povich Show, and The Today Show with Matt Lauer. Radio appearances include, The Howard Stern Show, one of the most popular segments ever of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, as well as being featured on Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story. Dr. Fitzgerald put himself through school bouncing for various rock bands including The Who, Willie Nelson, Parliament Funkadelic, and The Rolling Stones.

Kevin performs to rave reviews at corporate and fundraising events annually and is in high-demand as a host/emcee, comedian, guest speaker, and lecturer at private events, conferences, and veterinary meetings across the country. He believes his unusual dual-career as doctor and comedian offers him a unique perspective on life. Dr. Fitzgerald also believes none of us laugh enough.


Kevin Fitzgerald is a Denver native and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. After completing a bachelor’s degree, he received a master’s and PhD in Endocrinology. He then went on to obtain his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. Since 1983, he has practiced small animal medicine at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver. In 1998, he became board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Canine/Feline specialty.

He has served as President of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, on the board of the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, and is currently on the Board of Directors at the Denver Zoo. Since 2010, he has visited the Zoo’s research site in Mongolia, where he assists their work with endangered species and works with veterinary wildlife students. He has been honored as Veterinary Specialist of the Year in Private Practice by Hills Dog Food and received The Gentle Doctor Award by the Morris Animal Foundation.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Fitzgerald continues to do research and has authored over one-hundred and fifty peer-reviewed scientific articles, including 62 chapters in various veterinary textbooks. Since 1983, he has served as Professor Adjunct and taught “Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine” to pre-veterinary students at the University of Denver. As a sought-after speaker, he lectures frequently at veterinary conferences around the world.

Kevin is probably best known for his eleven seasons on the popular Animal Planet television series Emergency Vets. He also writes a monthly column for the American Kennel Club’s Family Dog magazine, and, since 2003, has appeared every Monday morning on Denver’s Channel 2 anchoring an animal news segment.

Dr. Fitzgerald believes it is a privilege to practice veterinary medicine.