Diplomate ABVP (Reptile & Amphibian)
Dr. Wilkinson earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. From 2006-2015 she worked as an associate veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care in Raleigh, NC, a veterinary practice that specializes in the care of only exotic pets. In 2013 she became a board certified specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in reptile and amphibian practice. In 2015 Dr. Wilkinson left North Carolina to start the first hospital on the Georgia coast exclusively dedicated to the care of exotic pets. She is the only reptile and amphibian specialist certified by the ABVP in the state of Georgia. Dr. Wilkinson is also an adjunct assistant professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, instructing students in exotic animal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Wilkinson has been published in scientific and non-scientific journals and lectures nationally on exotic animal medicine and care. She is active in the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, where she serves on the board of directors as a member-at-large. She is also active in the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends fishing, swimming, and enjoying our beautiful coast. Dr. Wilkinson's house is ruled by her dog Abby, her cat Haley, Hamscrams the hamster, and many various reptile pets, including iguanas, geckos, tortoises, and snakes.