Karen Campbell, DVM, DACVIM

HSVMA NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Karen Campbell received her BS in zoology from The University of Wyoming and her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine at The Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada and a residency in small animal medicine at Iowa State University.

Following her residency, Dr. Campbell was a clinical instructor at Iowa State University.  She practiced as a board-certified internist and was the intern director of 10 new veterinary graduates at a large specialty referral hospital in Southern California.  She particularly enjoyed this position because it allowed her to help guide and teach young veterinarians who were just entering the profession.

Dr. Campbell currently resides and works as an internist in New Hampshire. Within the field of veterinary medicine, her passions have always been teaching, the care and management of wildlife and small animal medicine.  While a veterinary student, she was a volunteer at the school’s raptor center.  She learned the joys of owning farm animals, along with their husbandry, when she moved with her husband, who is also a small animal veterinarian, to New Hampshire where they bought a home with some acreage and began to accumulate several rescued farm animals as pets.  The number of rescued house pets in the family climbed as well. 

Dr. Campbell has remained engaged with several animal welfare and environmental groups and has volunteered for a variety of environmental projects that range from digging up invasive species to lobbying government officials for better environmental and animal welfare practices.  

When not working, Dr. Campbell’s interests include cycling, cross country skiing, hiking with her dogs, vegetable gardening and travelling.  She is excited about the opportunity to work with the HSVMA to help improve animal welfare in New Hampshire.