Dr. Carothers graduated with honors from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, following receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee in 2015. She joined the SEAVS team for a one-year intensive internship in exotic animal medicine, which she completed in June 2020. In July 2022, Dr. Carothers completed a two-year residency in avian practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) here at SEAVS.
Dr. Carothers has loved all wild, weird, and wonderful animals for as long as she can remember and spent her time in Memphis volunteering in several departments of the Memphis Zoo, including their herpetarium. While in veterinary school, she discovered her passion for avian species through working for The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana as a Raptor Rehabilitation Co-Chair. She also served as the Wildlife, Avian, Zoological, and Exotic Animal Medicine Club as their Vice President, Secretary, and Reptile Representative and as the President of the LSU chapter of the Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for two years.
When not at the clinic, she prefers to spend her time outdoors, whether that’s hiking, trail running, kayaking, or simply wandering around an arts and crafts market or exploring her new city. Her favorite hobby is birdwatching. She also enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her cat, Zuzu and bearded dragon, Rosie.
Dr Carothers has a passion for all exotic companion animals with a special interest in avian species. She dreams of achieving board certification in Avian Practice and looks forward to a rewarding career of caring for exotic companion animals and the people who love them.