Kari Camelio, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Kari Camelio comes from a farming and rodeo background. She grew up with horses, cows, goats and many, many dogs. Strays always seemed to find their way to the Camelio household, usually by following Kari home. It is this affinity for furry creatures and her own French Bulldog, Maya, and American Bulldog (pictured), that led Kari towards vet medicine. First, Kari vet teched at VCA and volunteered as a wildlife rehabilitator for the Los Angeles Wildlife Way Center before embarking on the long term goal of achieving a degree. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles. She attended veterinary school in the United Kingdom at the University of Edinburgh. Upon completing her doctorate, Dr. Camelio took a veterinarian position under Dr. Butchko at the West Riverside Animal Hospital. Today, Kari is enjoying her position as a Veterinarian with the VCA Adler team. Dr. Camelio loves all animals (bunnies too!) and gets very involved in their care. She treats your pets, as if they were her very own. When Dr. Kari isn’t at the hospital, she enjoys kayaking, yoga, walks with Maya, and all that Los Angeles has to offer.