Karen has always loved and been interested in the human-animal bond that exists and looked up to Dr. Johnston, her family veterinarian, while growing up. After graduating with her doctorate, she worked at veterinarian offices for eight years before accomplishing one of her major life goals: opening up her very own practice. That was 13 years ago and she still runs that office to this day.
Her advice to young women is very reflective of her own life: leadership and community service are very important. She exemplifies this and takes on an active role in her community. She enjoys being involved with various organizations including Hospital and Chamber Board, Stockshow Concessions for Zonta, PTO, and the Tarleton Job Shadow Program and Mock Interviews. Her active roles, both professionally and in service for the community, have allowed her the opportunity to mentor students ranging in ages from middle school all the way through college. She truly has had a positive and lasting impact on all of the people that surround her.
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