Dr. Lisa M. Carr, DVM

Dr. Lisa Carr received her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Her passion for birds, reptiles and small mammals motivated her to seek specialized training with exotic animals after graduation and time spent practicing in a small and exotic animal hospital in the area. Dr. Carr completed an internship and residency in exotic animal medicine and surgery at Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services with Dr. Scott Stahl, an internationally recognized veterinarian.

The human-animal bond fascinates Dr. Carr, and she endeavors to incorporate this important bond into her approach to medicine and surgery whether she's performing dental surgery in a rabbit or nutritional counseling for an iguana. In her spare time, Dr. Carr continues her passion for all things wild and wonderful by caring for a collection of reptiles, birds, small mammals (Marla, the hamster!), a dog, and a cat. She also enjoys gardening, nature walks, and reading.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).

Dr. Lara Backus, DVM

Dr. Backus is from Sewickley, PA. She went to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for undergrad (Major in Biology, Minor in Music), and obtained her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2016. After graduating she completed a rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in 2017, after which she pursued her interest in avian and exotic medicine at a specialized internship at the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell, WA. Dr. Backus has an African Grey Parrot named Lawrence (that she raised from a baby), a corn snake named Bellatrix, one cat named Harley and a Greyhound named Lily. Her hobbies include playing the piano, reading, playing video games, hiking, biking and drawing.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).