Dr. Kelly Murphy was born and raised here in Westchester County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. She continued her studies at Quinnipiac University for a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Murphy grew up training and showing dogs. This background motivated her to work in veterinary medicine focusing on physical rehabilitation. She completed a degree in Veterinary Technology at Mercy College and a certification in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a licensed veterinary technician specializing in physical rehabilitation at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently, Dr. Murphy earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, where she was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society.
Outside of work, Dr. Murphy shows her Australian Shepherds in various competitions, including herding, obedience and lure coursing. They have achieved several national rankings over the years. She is an active member with multiple organizations, including Taconic Hills Kennel Club, Saw Mill River Kennel Club, Lions Club International and Therapy Dogs International. Dr. Murphy also volunteers as a leader in the local Westchester County 4-H Club.