Dr. Carter graduated from University of Georgia in 1983 with a BS in Agriculture. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Dr. Carter is one of the founders of the emergency clinic in Verona and is past President of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Carter was the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Virginia Veterinarian Award from the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. She has advanced training in the field of endoscopy, diagnostic procedures with the flexible endoscope and multipurpose rigid endoscopy.