Dr. Karen Miller

My name is Karen Miller and I am a veterinarian in the small town of Lincolnton, NC about 25 miles west of Charlotte. I was born and raised in Charlotte. I graduated from North Carolina State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Zoology and in 1987 from the College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. I have practiced at Lincolnton Animal Hospital since then.

I have special interests in dentistry and endocrine diseases. One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is the long standing relationships with many of our clients and patients. A significant number of our clients have been with us since and even before I started here in 1987.

Education of our clients and our staff is of the highest priority for me. I believe in giving in abundance.

I lost my first husband to a long, courageous battle with cancer. I have a wonderful daughter, Caitlin, who is a graduate from NCSU and is a landscape architect living in Raleigh with her husband. My stepdaughter and stepson live in Texas with their spouses and my husband, Ron Tapley, and I have 3 grandkids there and one on the way. Ron and I have 2 dogs, Socks and Smiley and our cat, named Baxter. I enjoy singing in our church choir, reading, yardwork, and trying new recipes. Ron and I like to ride our Harley, play corn hole and pickle ball, and love to try out new restaurants.

Happy Pet Parents

  • The staff and Dr. Miller are patient with my pups, kind, and loving. I have a scared boy and we are working on it, but they always come outside and help me get him inside. They sweet talk him and coax him inside. They do a fantastic job answering questions and taking time with us.

    Christy A.


  • Love my vet. My pets have been going to see Dr. Miller since I was a young girl. They love her, and I trust her to do and recommend what is best for them.

    Linda W.