Paige Wilder, DVM
Dr. Wilder joined Best Friends Veterinary Center in March of 2015. She is thrilled to be working with Dr. Boss, her mentor through veterinary school, and the rest of the Best Friends team (staff, clients and pets!).
Dr. Wilder was born in New York but spent most of her childhood in New Hampshire. Throughout her early years she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but was distracted by rocks while attending Wesleyan University in Middleton, CT. After graduating with a BA in Geology, she started as a Jane-of-All-Trades in the environmental non-profit world. Her work was important and challenging, especially researching and crafting public educational materials on our beloved Great Lakes. But she didn't feel passionate about her work and thought back to her early professional aspirations. After a little volunteering at the local shelter and some time shadowing her dog's veterinarian, her mind was made up. Six years later, Dr. Wilder graduated from the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her first year out of school working as a small animal general practitioner in rural Wisconsin.
Dr. Wilder is very interested in client education and preventative medicine. She loves talking about weight management, tooth brushing, behavioral modification and any topic that might enhance your pet's quality of life and your relationship with them. She's also interested in dentistry and internal medicine.