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Karen Burlone
Staff Veterinarian DVM

It was always my dream, even as a young girl, to become a veterinarian. As a child in South Carolina, I would often rescue wildlife such as baby opossums and abandoned squirrels in the back yard. Starting in elementary school, I worked with horses which further increased my passion to work with animals. I had always enjoyed the sciences, but in college I worked for a small animal clinic which allowed me to utilize my scientific skills while working with the dogs and cats I loved.

My dream became a reality in May, 2002 when I graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I worked in South Florida for 14 years both in private practice and as Medical Director at VCA Promenade before coming to Kingwood in 2016. I had the privilege of being the Primary Veterinarian for Friends of Greyhounds from 2002-2013 and developed a deeper understanding of this special breed and its unique medical needs. During that time, I also cultivated that special finesse necessary to reach out to my feline friends. My professional interests include both dentistry and dermatology and I am lucky enough to get to do both every day.

When I am not caring for my patients, I take care of my husband, our two sons, our cat, Lazarus and dog, Scout.


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