Karen Beste DVM,
Dipl. ACVS


Dr. Karen Beste was raised in North Texas where she bred and raised Quarter Horses and trained barrel horses. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2008. While an undergraduate Dr. Beste was on the Texas A&M Polo Team and was team captain her senior year. In 2013, she graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Beste completed a surgery internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Center, followed by a rotating in-hospital internship at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, prior to a surgical residency at Texas A&M University. After completing her residency, Dr. Beste joined the Rood & Riddle team in August of 2018 where she works in the surgery department. She is based out of the Wellington practice and travels to the Saratoga practice several times a year. Her interests include sports medicine, lameness, advanced imaging, and surgery.
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