Dr. Paula Watkins

Veterinarian

Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Wildlife Biology from Clemson University, 1997Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with a clinical year at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006.

Special Interests: Soft Tissue Surgery, Radiology/ Ultrasonography, Critical Care, complex and challenging cases

Dr. Watkins is the veterinarian for PAWS, a federally licensed wildlife rehab center located in Waterloo SC. She also acts as the on-site veterinarian for the Greenwood Humane Society where her duties include disease control, wound management, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and animal welfare cases. She was integral in launching the successful TNR (trap-neuter-release) program for population control of feral cats in the community.

She volunteered as a veterinarian for The UP200 Sled Dog race in Marquette Michigan, which is a qualifying race for the Iditarod. It was a life-long dream to participate as one of the veterinarians at medical checkpoints but it was a little colder than here in SC.! Checking the health of all the dog teams under a black starry sky, with temperatures in the negatives, was very rewarding.

She feels a special love and deep connection for police and military working dogs. Dr. Watkins is also one of the veterinarians for Greyhound Crossroads, a 501c3 group dedicated to placing greyhounds into loving homes.

Dr. Watkins shares her home with her husband, a ten-year-old son, and a 24-year-old stepson. Also partaking of the kibble are 4 dogs and 3 cats. She loves to hike, camp, and be in the woods; but visiting as a family to our National and State Parks is one of her most favorite things to do.

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