Meet our Doctors

Kara Dougherty, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

I grew up in Westchester County outside of New York City before heading down to the University of Miami, where I earned my B.S. in Biology and competed on the university’s Equestrian Team. I traded sunny Miami, FL for snowy Ithaca, NY, where I completed my veterinary education at Cornell University. I adopted my dog, Scarlett, during my first year of veterinary school. In our free time we enjoy running, hiking, and any outdoor activity.

I am so excited to join the team at Friendship Hospital for Animals! FHA embodies my values of a collaborative, empathetic, and forward-thinking work environment to provide the best care for their patients. This position will be integral to the development of my career, and I can’t wait to get started!



  • University of Miami, B.S. Biology
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

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