Dr. Lisa Carr obtained her Animal Sciences degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating she worked as a full time veterinary technician with small and exotic animals before going on to veterinary school.
She 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).