VCA Kickingbird Animal Hospital

Tracei Holder, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Missouri


Dr. Holder was raised in Moore, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Zoology. After working for Marion Laboratories in cardiovascular pharmacology research, she attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri, graduating in 1995. Dr. Holder then completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University before beginning work in general practice. Her veterinary career started at New Hope Animal Hospital in Rogers, AR. From there, life took her to Champaign, IL where she worked for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center as well as co-founded the Animal Emergency Clinic of Champaign County. Next stop was Kalamazoo, MI where she worked for the Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Center and Referral Hospital at nights and the Kalamazoo Animal Hospital during the days. Following yet another move, Dr. Holder worked for VCA All Critters Animal Hospital in Sammamish, WA. Life then presented opportunity for her to return home to Oklahoma in late 2010. Dr. Holder was initially part of the team at VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital in Tulsa before joining the wonderful staff at Kickingbird in May 2012. Dr. Holder currently lives in Stillwater with her husband Keith and new dog Blanche. They enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, and spending time with family. We are very excited to have Dr. Holder a part of our medical team!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.