Dr. Katharine (Kali) Wilson joined Cascade Summit Animal Hospital in March 2016. She was born and raised in south-eastern Oregon, where she grew-up on a ranch surrounded by cows, horses, dogs, cats and a few other four footed friends. Her grandfather was a large animal veterinarian that she would go on calls with. Becoming a veterinarian was always what she wanted to do.
After completing her undergraduate studies, in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics from Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colorado Dr. Wilson returned to Oregon. She attended the cooperative veterinary program at the Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Washington State Veterinary Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from both programs in 1994. Dr. Wilson has been practicing in the Portland metro area ever since.
Dr. Wilson enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine. She finds internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, behavior, dentistry and geriatric care especially interesting. She is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and the Portland Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). She is a past President and board member of the PVMA.
Dr. Wilson shares her home with 2 Border Terriers, a Boston terrier and a siamese mix named Molly. She loves to play Flyball with the Border Terriers and helped them to both earn Advanced Trick Dog titles. Her Boston terrier is too elderly to participate but goes along for the ride. Dr. Wilson enjoys giving back to her community and is currently serving on the DoveLewis Board and the Steens Mountain Advisory Committee. Other past times include, dancing, gardening, cross stitching, mountain biking and running.