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,  three grown children, Colton (a Navy veteran), Kara (a 2018 graduate of JMU),and Michele Craig (who resides in Colo.).  Besides managing and practicing, she loves movies, reading, and anything to do with horses.

Dr. Melinda Hawkins helps out on Friday mornings.  She is from Harrisonburg VA  and graduated from Oklahoma State in 1985.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

We currently have two licensed technicians.            Stephanie Bashaw, LVT is our full time tech.              Michele Russell, LVT   is our parttime tech. currently on long term medical leave.

Veterinary Assistants/Receptionists

Our receptionist is Amanda  who has been with us for over 5 years now and came with 25 yrs of experience in our field.

Our Veterinary Assistants include  Denise  and Nichole and Amber and Gabby..


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