Dr. Kara Pittman was born and raised on a small farm outside of Austin. She graduated in 1997 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science degree. After graduation, she worked with captive wolves in Indiana, then moved to Yellowstone National Park, where she did field research on coyotes and wolves. She returned to the Austin area to work as an informal educator at the Austin Nature and Science Center for close to 5 years. It was during this period she decided to become a veterinarian.
Graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, during her studies, she focused on zoo/wildlife medicine. Some of her fondest memories include getting to work on elephants and lions at a wildlife park in Oregon, along with doing a summer externship in Africa. After graduation Dr. Pittman’s goal was to seek out a small animal practice that believed in the gold standard in medical care with a family atmosphere. BVH was lucky enough to have Dr. Pittman join our team in 2008.
Now almost 10 years later, Dr. Pittman and her husband, Michael, have two children, three dogs and two tortoises on their little ranch outside Cedar Park. When not at BVH, Dr. Pittman enjoys backpacking, traveling, supporting the Aggies (Gigg’em!), involved with her church, wildlife photography and most importantly, being with family and friends.
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