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Kara Scolman, MS, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

I’m from Lakewood, Colorado and growing up I always loved animals and rode horses for the majority of my life. I continued that passion throughout my undergraduate career at TCU where I played for the club polo team. After graduation I came back to Colorado to complete my masters degree in biomedical sciences at CSU following which I moved to the midwest for vet school at the University of Illinois. During my time throughout school and my clinical year, I have found a passion for neurology and neurosurgery and am beyond excited to start my path towards specialization at Friendship as a rotating intern this year!

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy skiing, hiking and yoga. I also love going to concerts and exploring new cities. I have 2 cats, Eloise and Tulip who always keep me busy.


  • Texas Christian University College of Science and Engineering, B.S. Biology
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, M.S. Biomedical Science
  • University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

Publications and Research:

  • McCoy AM, Scolman KN. Impact of periarticular osteophytes of the distal tarsus diagnosed in nonlame yearling Standardbred horses on racing performance. Veterinary Surgery. 2023;17. doi:10.1111/vsu.13987

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