Dr. Karen A. O’Connor

Dr. Karen O’Connor received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, summa cum laude, in 2000 and went on to receive her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (V.M.D) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Upon receiving her VMD, Karen immediately began her work in veterinary medicine with the United States Army Medical Department, United States Army Veterinary Corps at Fort Stewart/HAAF, GA and Parris Island, SC, where she managed a total of three military veterinary hospitals and one stray animal facility providing support to more than 8,000 animals. In 2006, Karen became an associate veterinarian at a large corporate practice in Savannah, where she was the third of four doctors regularly treating a minimum of 25 to 30 patients per day, all with a “pets as family” focus. Most recently, Karen served as veterinarian for the Savannah/Chatham Humane Society, where she performed surgeries and made medical recommendations for all adoptable pets while also managing and containing infectious disease for the overall wellbeing of the animals there.

She is a current member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and past member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV). Karen is also the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal among her many achievements.

Today Karen is a resident of Richmond Hill.  She has one husband, Bart, two German Shepherds named Dottie and Taylor, and one Eric the Cat, who is 14 years old and has only one kidney.