Meet our Doctors

Janay Austin-Carlson, LVT, CCRP

Rehabilitation Practitioner


I grew up in a small town in Delaware.  While I have always loved animals it didn’t become clear that the veterinary field was my calling until later in life.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  In my prior work life, I worked in Public Relations for the State of Delaware and Constituent Relations for a US Senator.  After adopting my first pug and volunteering with animals in my free time, I soon realized that I had found my true passion. I started working at Friendship Hospital for Animals in August of 2006 while I went back to school.  I finished my Canine Rehabilitation Program at the University of Tennessee in 2009.  Since 2008 I have been a Rehabilitation Practitioner working primarily in orthopedics, sports medicine and neurology.  In my spare time, I have run 10 half marathons (and counting) and traveled around the country doing so.  I also like to spend some down time at home with my husband Roy and our rescued Pugs, French Bulldog, and cats.

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