Carla Wilson, DVM
Background & Education
Veterinary School: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Internship Training: VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Wilson’s interests in small animal emergency, critical care, emergency surgery, shelter medicine, and oncology have taken her across the globe. She started her career as an animal attendant at a veterinary surgical center in West Toowoomba in southern Queensland, Australia, while earning her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree at the University of Southern Queensland. After graduating with distinction and a faculty medal, she moved north to the University of Melbourne, where she earned her DVM in 2016.
From 2015 to 2016, Dr. Wilson enjoyed many incredible overseas adventures that gave her diverse experience in the veterinary world. She worked at the Chengdu Zoo and Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, where she experienced firsthand the challenges and excitement of giant panda husbandry, handling, and conservation. She traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal to work in a treatment center that helped street dogs. She spent some time in Phuket, Thailand; Beaverton, Oregon; and Brooklyn, New York working in small animal general practices. And she also spent some time here in the Bay Area at the San Francisco SPCA treating shelter animals.
Dr. Wilson’s other experience includes a 12-month internship with a San Francisco veterinary specialty hospital where she rotated through Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Emergency, Oncology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Nutrition and Animal Behavior. She is particularly interested in managing critical and complicated cases, particularly emergency and critical surgery cases.
In her free time, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with animals, of course! She also enjoys camping, hiking and painting, and loves to travel and discover new food and music. She and her fiancé have a three pound, 13-year-old rescue Chihuahua named Stitch who is extremely needy, insists on being carried everywhere, and loves nothing more than taking naps and begging for food.