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Hilary A. Evans, DVM (Emergency and Critical Care )

Emergency Veterinarian

From the time she was in kindergarten, Hilary Evans wanted to go into the medical field.  When volunteering in junior high at the Nature Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, she helped a severely injured opossum and began to think of a career as a veterinarian.  In 1991, at age 16, Dr. Evans explored veterinary medicine as a kennel assistant and then as a veterinary assistant from 1994 to 2002.

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in May 1997 from North Carolina State University, Dr. Evans worked various jobs but soon realized veterinary medicine was her only true passion.   She enrolled at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in June 2005.   She then entered a one-year Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center in Akron, Ohio.

Since graduation, Dr. Evans has brought her passion for emergency medicine to Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center in South Dennis, Massachusetts and Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  She has also served as a relief veterinarian at various emergency and general practice veterinary hospitals throughout North Carolina.

“I am extremely excited to work for a high quality veterinary specialty hospital like Charleston Veterinary Referral Center,” says Dr. Evans.  “The opportunity to work with a team of highly trained specialists and staff who are all focused on the same thing—the practice of great medicine coupled with great service for clients, patients and referring veterinarians—is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Dr. Evans is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.   She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, running and gardening, as well as reading and spending time with Freya, her Dalmatian shelter dog, and cats Romney and Pandora


2009-2010                  Relief Veterinarian, multiple emergency and general practice hospitals throughout North Carolina

2007-2009                  Emergency Veterinarian, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland, OR

2006-2007                  Emergency Veterinarian, Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center, South Dennis, MA

2005-2006                  Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, Akron, OH

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