VCA Brown Animal Hospital

Katie Wheel, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Katie Wheel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science prior to attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. While at Tufts, she earned several academic excellence awards and was admitted to the presitigious Phi Zeta veterinary honor society. After earning her veterinary doctorate in 2006, Dr. Wheel completed extensive training and national certification in canine physical rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. She worked as a general small animal practitioner in Laconia, NH, Lebanon, NH, and Montpelier, VT before joining the VCA Brown Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2011. She also serves as a physical rehabilitation specialist at PEAK Veterinary Referral Center (formerly Burlington Veterinary Specialists) in Williston, VT. With a strong interest in pain management, Dr. Wheel is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, and the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.
Dr. Wheel and her husband, Matt, share their home with two adorable yet mischievous cats, Thai and Kenya. During her free time, Dr. Wheel enjoys virtually any outdoor sport imaginable.. top picks include hiking, biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and tennis. She can frequently be found working in her gardens or trying out new recipes in the kitchen!

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately @ (802) 862 6471. If it is after hours, Call Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists @ (802) 863-2387