Dr. Kara Pittman - Relief Veterinarian


Dr. Kara Pittman is a valued relief veterinarian at Buttercup Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Pittman was born and raised on a small farm near Austin, Texas. She developed her passion for animals at a young age. After finishing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, she moved to Indiana to work with captive wolves and later to Montana to do research on coyotes and wolves in Yellowstone National Park. When she returned to Austin, she worked at the Austin Nature and Science Center, where she had the privilege of teaching students about animals and the environment. It was after these adventures that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Pittman attended veterinary school at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Her main focus of study was on wildlife medicine. As a student, she spent her summers working with veterinarians at various wildlife preserves in the United States and Africa.

Dr. Pittman graduated from veterinary school in 2008. After interviewing at Buttercup Veterinary Hospital, she knew right away that she was home! Dr. Pittman worked as an associate veterinarian at Buttercup Veterinary Hospital from 2008 until March 2020. In September of 2020 she started her own business as a relief veterinarian. She is excited to do relief work at Buttercup because it has allowed her to continue to practice high quality medicine and maintain the relationships she has established over the years with her clients and their pets. When she is not working, Dr. Pittman enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and working in her vegetable and flower gardens.