VCA Promenade Animal Hospital

Karen Burlone, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, North Carolina State University


It was always my dream, even as a young girl, to become a veterinarian. As a child in South Carolina, I would often rescue wildlife such as baby opossums and abandoned squirrels in the back yard. In elementary school I worked with horses, which further increased my passion to work with animals. I had always enjoyed the sciences, but in college I worked for a small animal clinic, which allowed me to utilize my scientific skills while working with the cats and dogs I loved.

My dream became a reality in May, 2002 when I graduated from North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. For more than a decade as a veterinarian in South Florida I have had the privilege of working with countless talented colleagues and loving clients, cultivating relationships that have made preserving the human-animal bond more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.  Through my time working as the primary veterinarian for Friends of Greyhounds I have developed a deeper understanding of the special breed and its unique medical needs.  I have also cultivated that special finesse necessary to reach out to my feline friends.  My professional interests include dentistry and dermatology and I am lucky enough to get to do both every day.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.