Steve Carter received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1981. In 1982, he interned at a private mixed animal practice in Park City, Utah. He has since owned several veterinary hospitals in Southern California, Utah, and Wyoming. His experience includes small animal medicine and surgery as well as equine sports medicine and surgery. Dr. Carter is certified to perform the Slocum Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure to repair ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs, as well as experienced in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery. In addition, he was also one of the first general practitioners to employ CO2 surgical laser during surgery in 1996. Dr. Carter is a member of the AAEP, AAHA, CVMA, AVMA, and a fellow of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. In his spare time, Dr. Carter enjoys riding his mule Wanda and utilizing his private pilots license.