Client Education

With experience teaching at SUNY Cobleskill and helping with client seminars, Dr. Kara believes that client education is essential to the health of her patients.  While a veterinarian is certainly key to providing proper healthcare, Dr. Kara feels strongly that the owner plays the largest role in the overall health of the horse.  Owners are responsible for the care and wellbeing of their loved ones on a day to day basis, for managing current conditions on the farm, and for making judegments about both emergency and routine healthcare.  While this task can sometimes seem overwhelming, knowledge of proper care is essential to making sure your horse remains happy and healthy.

Dr. Kara will be offering client education opportunities throughout the year to help you decide and plan the best care for your horse.  Please stay tuned for upcoming events!  In the meantime, check out the articles section of this website for information regarding a variety of veterinary subjects written by Dr. Spillman.

Externships and Internships

Along with her passion for veterinary medicine, Dr. Kara has a strong drive to teach.  This exciting and rewarding opportunity was first developed during her years at Cornell being involved in various clubs and was further strengthened with her teaching experience at SUNY Cobleskill during her internship.

Currently Dr. Kara is accepting applications for externships.  Participants must be 18 years or older and have proof of health insurance.  For students currently attending veterinary college, further opportunities are available with proof of liability insurance.  Students that are members of the AVMA have access to an affordable temporary liability coverage through the AVMA PLIT.  Apply for coverage and find out more at: