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Walnut Street Animal Hospital

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702 Cary Towne Blvd
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-948-6838
Fax: 919-590-1850

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Dr. Sunil Kakarla, DVM 

Dr. Sunil Kakarla, DVM Walnut Street Animal Hospital

Dr. Sunil Kakarla, an experienced and compassionate veterinarian of Cary, NC, who grew up in India. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in India, he practiced as a companion animal veterinarian for 5 years in a metropolitan city in India. He moved to the United States in 2005 with a passion of practicing high quality veterinary medicine in an advanced setting. In that process he pursued his MS and PhD in a renowned lab at Marshall University, WV. As a graduate student he performed cutting edge research and had several high impact publications to his credit. While pursuing graduate studies he simultaneously completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) in 2010. Soon after this accomplishment, he volunteered at several local Animal Hospitals and completed his clinical experience program the same year and obtained his license to practice in the US.

In 2011, after graduating with a doctoral degree, he joined a small animal practice in Durham/RTP where, he established a huge clientele and treated about 6000 to 7000 pets per year.

With his continued passion to provide the best quality veterinary care, he has joined the state of the art Walnut Street Animal Hospital in June 2016. As a veterinarian in Cary NC, he strongly believes in quality care for pets and in being available to his patients when needed.

Sunil Kakarla is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has special interests in dermatology, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as emergency medicine. Dr. Kakarla is married and has a son and a daughter. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, including his 1 year old Golden-Doodle “Brownie” and a 4-year-old Poodle ”Milky”. He likes to do community service by actively helping rescue groups and shelter pets, and in his free time he plays volleyball.

Dr. Kaitlyn Schill, DVM

Dr,Kaitlyn Schill DVM Walnut Street Animal Hospital

Dr. Kaitlyn Schill was raised in Bahama, North Carolina on a farm with 4 horses, two dogs and two cats. Her love and compassion for animal started early in life and made the natural transition into becoming a veterinarian. After getting two bachelors degrees from N.C. State, Dr. Kaitlyn went to Ross University School of Medicine, graduating in 2016.

After finishing her schooling, Dr. Kaitlyn worked as an equine veterinarian on horses all over central North Carolina. Looking for a change of pace, she then made the decision to focus her medicine on companion animals and has been loving it ever since! Her interests in veterinary medicine include client education, ultrasound and radiology.

Dr. Kaitlyn prides herself on giving excellent client service and care to pets.  She understand that pets are part of the family! In her free time, Dr. Kaitlyn loves to go hiking, read, and play with all the animals on her parents’ farm.

Dr. Grace Gore, DVM

Dr. Grace Gore DVM Walnut Street Animal Hospital

Dr. Gore may not be a North Carolina native, but her heart belongs here!  She moved to North Carolina from Michigan 13 years ago to start her undergraduate degree at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, where she received a B.S. in Biology with equine studies. She then received her DVM from the University of Missouri in 2013. 

Since then, she’s been practicing in North Carolina doing small animal medicine.  She has a strong interest in soft tissue surgery, as well as critical care management, and is happy to be joining the team at Walnut Street Animal Hospital!

In her free time, Dr. Gore enjoys spending time with her mustang, Cassio, and hiking with her family.  She has a Great Dane (Maebie) and Maine Coon (Hans) who make her furry family complete as well. 

Rebecca Tudor, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Rebecca Tudor graduated from the North Carolina State, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She completed an internship at the University of Georgia, and then returned to NCSU for her surgery residency.

She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. After one year in private practice in South Carolina, she returned to NCSU. In November, 2002, Dr. Tudor established Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists. 

Dr. Tudor, her husband, son, and daughter reside in Louisburg, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack. We are proud to have her on our team to perform in-house advanced surgeries.

Client Care Team

Jordan, Client Care Specialist

I am originally from Northwest Wisconsin, but moved to the Raleigh area in 2011, and have never regretted the change of scenery. I have loved animals of all shapes and sizes since I was a little kid, and have been employed in the pet industry as a customer service representative and dog groomer since 2010. After being lucky enough to be mentored by and train under a Groom Team USA member, and work side-by-side with and befriend several award-winning groomers, I am familiar with trims of every variety, and enjoy employing both creative styles and breed standards (especially terriers!). At home, I have an Airedale named Winchester, a calico cat named Ophelia, lease and ride a quarter horse cross named General, and maintain a small collection of boa constrictors and small pythons. In any other free time I can manage to conjure up, I really enjoy reading, writing, painting, photography, and going to the movies.

Jessica, Client Care Specialist

Veterinary Care Team

Alyssa, Veterinary Technician

Brittany, Veterinary Technician


Lucy, Head Innkeeper

I've lived in North Carolina for the past 8 years, but I am originally from New York.  I have been in the veterinary field for the past 33 years, working in many different areas from veterinary technician in NY to kennel manager.  While in New York, I even participated in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation!  Being able to help animals in need makes this profession and everything that goes along with it worthwhile.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our pets, gardening, needlework and crocheting, and reading a good book.

Current Fur-family:  2 dogs - Vortex and Cuda, 3 cats - Julie, Bengal, and Lady, 2 guinea pigs - Caramel and Silky, and one finch named Pearl.




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Dr. K and his staff are wonderful people to take care of you and your pets needs. I have taken my dogs to Dr. K for several years and couldn't be more happy with the excellent care and compassion he provides to each of his patients. He explains things very thoroughly and never rushes you in and out. He truly strives to provide quality care. He is very honest in his professional advice. I have tried several veterinarians in the Triangle area and none come close to matching the whole package that you receive when you partner with Dr. K to take care of your babies. I drive from Durham for Dr. K to see my dogs. Please stop by Walnut Street Animal Hospital and see for yourself what makes this animal hospital better than the others. You will make a friend for life in yours and your animals lives.

Lynne M.
Cary, NC

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