Dr. Kara Wilson


Kara Wilson is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and earned her bachelor's degree at Dalhousie University prior to completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2017. She then completed an intensive internship in equine medicine and surgery at the Vermont Large Animal Clinic. Growing up riding and competing with her horse Kolumb, she gravitated towards equine sports medicine. Her areas of interest include equine and small animal ophthalmology, dermatology and dentistry. Recently, Kara took additional training in small animal dentistry through the Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and is excited to be offering in-depth dental care.

Outside of work, Kara enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, yoga and hiking with her beagle Valentino and German Shepherd mix Belle. Fun fact - Kara loves dinosaurs! Ifhadn'tadn’t gone into veterinary medicine, she likely would have pursued a career in paleontology.


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Last updated: May 5, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital