Chelsea Tabor


Bachelor of Biology: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine: Ross School of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Studies: North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Externships: Wildlife Vets in South Africa & Elephants World in Thailand

Volunteer: Harnas Wildlife Foundation, in Namibia, Africa
First American Tour Guide: Erindi Private Game Reserve, in Namibia, Africa


AVMA, American Veterinary Medical Association
NCVMA, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

About Dr. Chelsea Tabor

Dr. Tabor knew from a young age that her life would involve animals.

Growing up in New Jersey there was always a dog and cat in the house. She and her family moved to North Carolina and one of her first jobs as a teenager was at a Veterinary Hospital as kennel staff. After high school she attended UNC-Greensboro where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Life then took her across the Atlantic Ocean to Namibia, Africa where she volunteered at Harnas Wildlife Foundation, a farm whose mission is to care for, rehabilitate and return injured, orphaned or abandoned animals to where they belong in the wild. While there she was introduced to Erindi Private Game Reserve and became their first female American safari guide. Her days were filled with hosting visitors on guided game drives. She is not sure she would have returned to the States if her work visa had been extended.

After returning back to North Carolina Dr. Tabor attended Ross School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year of studies at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During breaks, she completed externships with Wildlife Vets in South Africa and Elephants World in Thailand.

Her clinical interests are surgery, pain management and practicing Fear Free™ techniques.

Each day Dr. Tabor returns home to her two island cats, Reid & Ryann. She enjoys traveling, yoga and visits to the Outer Banks.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Between my wife and I, we have owned 9 fur babies. Therefore, we are not new to visiting veterinary hospitals. Shiloh Animal Hospital is, BY FAR, the very best of them all. Dr. Tabor is a sweetheart, knowledgable, and a pleasure to visit. The entire staff cannot be more wonderful. I wish I could give this Shiloh more than 5 stars.


The facilities are clean, attractive and welcoming. Everyone is very friendly and sensitive to the needs of the animals, in my case my dog. Dr. Tabor was extremely knowledgeable and gentle, very calm and understanding. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful vet.