VCA Roswell Animal Hospital

Karen Cearbaugh, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, North Carolina State University


Dr. Karen Cearbaugh is a 1997 graduate of North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in the Metro Atlanta area since graduation and has been with VCA Roswell Animal Hospital since 2005. Dr. Cearbaugh is a member of the Veterinary Advisory Board for Happy Tails Pet Therapy and is also an active volunteer with the Girls Scouts of America.

In her free time, Dr. Cearbaugh enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga, and is currently learning the basis of archery. She resides with her husband, beautiful daughter, and a spoiled French bulldog named Mona.

Dr. Cearbaugh says, "I simply cannot imagine my life’s path without the time I have spent in this incredible profession. What other career would allow me to use my hands, head, and heart every day? And in what other field is it acceptable--encouraged, even--for patients to show gratitude with snuggles and sloppy kisses? I am constantly amazed and humbled by the depth and strength of the bonds between our patients and their loving families. The idea that I can make a difference in their lives keeps me devoted to this challenging and rewarding field. I truly believe that I have the best job in the world."


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


Animal Emergency Center of North Fulton

900 Mansell Rd., Suite 19

Roswell, GA  30076


During an emergency, remember to:

  1. Remain calm.  You are doing the best for your pet by taking steps to help.
  2. Call us!  If we are unavailable, call the emergency facility listed above. 
  3. Tell us the nature of the problem.  We will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while in route to our hospital.
  4. Be careful.  When injured and scared, even a loving pet may bite.