Hello everyone, I am Dr. Doug Dilworth. I grew up on a grain and livestock farm in West-Central Illinois. My early education started with my own 4-H sheep herd; horses; family cattle and swine operations. The local veterinarian's skill with animals and people inspired me to consider this profession at an early age. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Iowa State in December 1987. My Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State was celebrated in May of 1992. After graduating from veterinary school, I returned to my hometown area around Macomb Illinois to practice in a large and small animal practice. I relocated to Petersburg Illinois 2 years later where I practiced in a mixed small and large animal practice. I then headed west to Park City Utah to enjoy the mountainous west, where I could fly fish, ski and hike. I eventually settled near Denver Colorado; where I trained and mentored veterinarians along with managing many corporate hospitals across the Mountain West. During this time, I re-found my love for horses and the best way to explore the outdoors. I moved to the Charlotte area in 2008; where I continued to be involved with mentoring veterinarians, managing, and practicing in corporate veterinary hospitals in North and South Carolina. I left corporate practice in 2012 to return to the joy of private practice and working directly with clients in finding solutions for their pets’ veterinary concerns. I have always been enthusiastic about clients, veterinary care, and the joy of helping people. I have known Dr. Watson for some time and have always enjoyed the philosophy, practice, and team at Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital. I love being a part of the CVMH team and look forward to helping you and your pets. When I am not helping people and pets; I teach horsemanship, horse handling, and training of horses at 3-D Horsemanship with my wife Lisa in Waxhaw, NC. Our 2 girls, Carter and Charlee, always add exciting dimensions to our lives every day. Our animal family includes Irish Draught Horses; Quarter Horses; 2 ponies; a small flock of Katahdin Sheep; along with Checkers, our Border Collie; and cats; Phoebe, Bert, and 3 new tortoise-shell calico kittens.