Meet Our Team

Veterinarian/Owner:   Deborah Carleton, DVM

Dr. Carleton graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1985. She then practiced in Iowa, New York, and Florida before moving to Virginia in 1997. After a couple years of providing relief and parttime work around the Shenandoah Valley,  she spent nearly a decade as an associate in a practice in Harrisonburg before taking over Colony Animal Hospital from the now retired Dr. Robinson in June 2009. Dr. Carleton's family consists of  her husband Ken Molidor,  two children, Colton (who is now in the Navy) and Kara Molidor (a student at James Madison University), three dogs, four cats, a hawk, and a little falcon (Ken and Colton are falconers).  Besides managing and practicing, she loves movies, reading, and anything to do with horses.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

We currently have two technicians on staff:  Michele Russell (with us for 5 yrs) and Erica Schell (for 2 yrs).

Veterinary Assistants/Receptionists

Our receptionist is Amanda Stavrakas, who brings 25 yrs of experience to our team.

Our veterinary assistants include Nichole Easom (who has been with us for 5 yrs), and during breaks from school Aubrie Smith (currently a veterinary student at VaTech). We welcomed new assistants recently: Hannah Milhon and Stephanie Bashaw.

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