Dr. Carroll had the pleasure of growing up surrounded by a menagerie of pets and found her life’s passion and love of animals at an early age. In practice for over 10 years, Dr. Carroll has spent most of that time in Northern Virginia, where she is thankful to have developed many long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery.
She was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University for her undergraduate degree in Biology and Animal Science. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, where she focused on Small Animal and Zoological Medicine. Dr. Carroll then returned to New Jersey and completed a rotating small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. After that, she continued to pursue her passion in exotic animal medicine by completing an exotic pet specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Center in Houston Texas. To advance her training and skill level, Dr. Carroll joined North Coast Bird & Exotic Veterinary Specialty in Ohio. She trained as a resident there for several years working with a variety of large and small exotic pet species. After leaving her residency, Dr. Carroll has continued to work in private practice with exotic companion animals exclusively. She feels passionately about teaching the importance of good nutrition, husbandry and preventative care for all species.
Dr. Carroll has had a range of pets over the years, including small mammals, reptiles, and birds. She currently shares her home with 2 rescue dogs (Aster & Teyla), a Quaker Parrot (Eleanor), Leopard Tortoise (Dozer), Blue Tongued Skink (Norbert), and a Uromastyx (Stryder). Dr. Carroll is an outdoors lover. An avid backpacker and camper, she enjoys hiking and scuba diving with her husband and friends. She is also a beekeeper and enjoys spending time watching and caring for her hives.