Dr. Elizabeth Wilder grew up in Marion, NC, a small town near Asheville. When she was in the fifth grade, her vet let her watch her dog being spayed. She thought it was “the coolest thing ever” and wanted to be able to do that herself someday. To learn more, she shadowed vets at various small animal clinics and at a large animal mobile vet.
She volunteered at the wildlife rehabilitation center at Lees-McRae College, where she earned a degree in biology, cum laude, in 2015. In 2019, she received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Lincoln Memorial University.
She joined Lake Emma Animal Hospital in February 2021. Her interests include
feline medicine, soft tissue surgery and pediatrics. She enjoys interacting with clients, especially new owners, and abscess draining when it’s necessary!
She and her husband Joseph, a business professor, have four cats (Louie, Lemon, William and Bandit) and a paint/Appaloosa named Fancy. In her spare time, she likes to travel and eat out, read, play video games and entertain her cats.