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Dr. Karen Ho graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, followed by two dermatology specialty internships at University of Illinois and at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston from 2013 to 2015.
Dr. Ho continued her specialized studies at Auburn University, where she also undertook her residency in veterinary dermatology. She served as the chief resident for the Small Animal Teaching Hospital from 2017 to 2018 at Auburn, and during her residency with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), she won first and second place in the ACVD Basic Science Research Awards at the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum for her research projects involving the role of rifampin in canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infections.
In 2018, Dr. Ho received a Master of Science degree at Auburn University and completed her dermatology residency, receiving board certification in veterinary dermatology with the ACVD.
Dr. Ho’s published articles include: Contact dermatitis: a comparative and translational review of the literature (Veterinary Dermatology 2015); Cutaneous candidiasis infection in two alpacas (Vet Record Case Reports 2017); Successful medical management of cutaneous Nocardia species infection in a dog receiving ciclosporin (Atopica) (Vet Record Case Reports 2017); and Minimum inhibitory concentration and killing properties of rifampicin against canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs in the southeast USA (Veterinary Dermatology 2018).
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
When not practicing, Dr. Ho enjoys attending sporting events with her husband, playing tennis, hiking, drawing, and painting. She is a die-hard Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan, and she is an avid fan of roller coasters and amusement parks. Dr. Ho enjoys spending time with her husband, their two kids and all their pets, including three dogs and a cat.