Vivian Carroll, DVM

Vivian Carroll, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

1995 Bachelors of Veterinary Science from Texas A&M University

1998 Graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society

Professional Memberships

American Heartworm Society

Association of Shelter Veterinarians

International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Disease

Collin County Veterinary Medical Association

American Animal Hospital Association

Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice

American Veterinary Medical Association

Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Vivian Carroll

Dr. Vivian Cardoso-Carroll is just a regular old (well, not old-old, but kind of old by teenager standards) general practice veterinarian. Her professional interest and unofficial specialty is internal medicine. She doesn’t do major surgeries. In fact, the last animal she spayed was in 2010. (It’s not that she can’t do the surgeries; she's actually pretty good at them. But the stress of potentially making a patient worse off as a result of an incision is a bit much for her). Her favorite surgery is probably the laceration repair (usually post-dog fight) because it’s like putting together a puzzle. Granted, it’s a flesh puzzle, but vets are weird that way.

After graduation, she went straight into private practice at a corporate-owned veterinary hospital in Dallas. Corporate veterinary medicine was not quite for her, so in May of 2000, she started working at Animal Medical Center of Plano as an associate veterinarian for over 17 years. Currently, she works at Mazie's Mission animal rescue as a veterinarian. 

Recent Articles

A Puppy Parasite Primer
A Puppy Parasite Primer
I’ve actually been cruising the National Hurricane Center website, looking for tropical storms that might stop by and give us a little rain. It’s pretty crazy out there.I don’t think its weather related, but I’ve been seeing a lot of positive fecal parasite exams lately. Granted, our subtropical Texas climate provides ample breeding opportunities for all manner of pesky parasites.Today I...
Love Me, Love My Gerbils
Love Me, Love My Gerbils
When our bunny got killed by a hawk a couple months ago, my son tearfully mentioned that he wanted another small pet, all his own. In my moment of profound weakness brought on by our family distress, of course I said, "sure." I quizzed my associate Dr. Elizabeth Rogers, local small mammal expert, about what the best little pet would be. No more rabbits for us — too hard on the allergies and the...
When a Vet Really Gets it Wrong
I see a lot of discussions in these blogs that deteriorate into long rants about people’s negative experiences with veterinarians. I got a touch of them when I wrote an article about a case that didn’t go the way I wanted. I’m a pretty forgiving soul. I know that people aren’t perfect, and that, unfortunately, mistakes happen. Honest mistakes, lapses in communication; these things are...
My Puppy Is Vomiting - What Do I Do?
So suddenly I’m getting e-mail topic suggestions from Purely Puppy readers. This is nice, because I can use all the help I can get thinking up puppy-related things to talk about that are interesting to you guys. Several of the e-mails I got involved vomiting puppies. This apparently is an issue on a lot of new puppy owner’s minds. First a little background on the topic of vomiting in...
A Eulogy for Junior, the Family Rabbit
You know that John Lennon line about how life is what happens when you’re busy making plans? Life happened. Well, not exactly. My soon-to-be 9-year-old son had a pet bunny named Junior — Junior America Carroll, to be exact. Junior lived in a nice pen out in the backyard with a hutch and lots of hay. He used to live in the house, but (a) he could eat through multiple power cords in seconds...
Top 13 Questions to Ask a Doggie Day Care Facility
My friend Jason Mayfield owns a pet boarding facility in the Houston area called the Bed Bath and Biscuit. He also trains dogs, zebras and apparently a slew of other exotic animals. Oh, and he founded the Southeast Texas Bear Refuge to provide a safe place for orphaned or abandoned bears, too.   A huge part of Jason’s boarding business actually consists of a doggie day care. My mom, who is in...