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 (who is now in the Navy), 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.
We also have Dr. Rhonda Leavenworth working one day a week on Wednesdays. She hails from Dayton, VA and graduated from LSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.
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.
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.