Carrie’s career in veterinary medicine began during her college years in the late 1990s. Needing gainful employment close to school, her first job was with a local small animal and exotic practice. In the summer of 1998, she was offered a job at a busy emergency animal clinic and by the time she graduated from University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, she was working there full time. Across the next decade, while honing her skills in medicine and management, she also pursued other specialties including surgery, internal medicine, critical care and exotic pet medicine. In 2009, after developing an interest in cardiac medicine, she started working for CVCA and a year later sat for her VTNE and earned her RVT. Carrie has served as Team Leader for the Gaithersburg, Rockville and Columbia locations. Her role in the expansion and start up in CVCA’s Louisville location peaked her interest in business development and in 2017 she was promoted to Regional Manager. Carrie enjoys traveling to new places rich with history and when able, she’ll foster orphan kittens for local rescues. She also enjoys singing and playing the guitar, hiking, running, cooking, gardening and attending local festivals.