Dr. Kolaz originally joined Kirkwood Animal Hospital in 1997 as a kennel worker then started work as an Associate Veterinarian in 2006. She received her B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 and later earned her DVM degree from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006. In June of 2011 Dr. Kolaz married her husband James and they now have two young children. Their furry friends include one cat named Koka and one dog named Maggie. She has retired from full time work to be a stay-at-home mom to her lovely children but can be seen from time to time filling in when necessary.