Dr. Keith P. Richter


Dr. Keith Richter is a graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing his internship and residency, Dr. Richter served on the Internal Medicine staff of Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. His career followed as a professor at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine for three years. He has authored several scientific articles and lectures frequently at local, national and international scientific meetings as well as many veterinary colleges around the country. Dr. Richter is a founding member of the FACE Foundation and of the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, where he has been the director since 1990.

“FACE has been an invaluable organization for many of our patients with life threatening problems, yet have a good prognosis if only the owners had the funds to pay for veterinary care.  FACE is unique in not only providing funds, but often fully funding care for very complex problems.  As a veterinarian trying to help a loving pet owner faced with “economic euthanasia”, it is so amazingly gratifying to give people hope in a seemingly hopeless situation.  These are by far the most grateful people I see.  It is so remarkable to be able to help families and their pets, thanks to FACE!”