Dr. Tom Carlos

Thomas Carlos, DVM MS, otherwise known as “Dr. Tom” graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1985, then obtained his Masters Degree in Surgery and Medicine from Auburn University. Dr. Carlos did an internship at the American Animal Hospital in Chicago.

In 1990, he opened his first veterinary practice in the Florida panhandle and has since opened and maintained several veterinary hospitals throughout the state. He is an avid tennis player, fisherman, diver and Doggie Dad to Zoe & Darla.


Barbara with Smokey

Hospital Manager

Barbara has been managing this hospital for five years now since it has opened in October of 2012. Barbara has worked in the veterinary industry for 27 years now as a CVT. Her fur babies include Duchess a 4 year old Rottweiler, Raisin, Drama, Baby, Keepurr and Poetry Man (Persians).

“I enjoy using my Technical skills from time to time and educating clients on preventive health and care. As a manager I enjoy sharing my experience and leadership skills to facilitate a well-rounded team and enjoy the challenges that each day brings and the need for more education as I evolve in this field.”

“I enjoy caring for my four legged flat faces and showing them in CFA. I also enjoy spending my spare time with my husband Reed, and 2 children Ashley and Garrett. On my spare time I enjoy lazy days on the beach, boating and fishing.”



Shannen has been in the veterinary industry since 2016 and loves working with animals and their owners. Her favorite part of the job is being able to help clients be knowledgeable enough to take the best care of their pets. She currently has an American Cocker Spaniel, Nala, who was given to her as a college graduation present. She has always had a passion for animals both exotic and domestic. Shannen earned her Bachelors degree in zoology and she also interned at a zoo working with mammals in 2014.




Nia has been in the veterinary industry since 2013. She also attended the Florida Institute of Technical Arts in Orlando. Her favorite part of the job is walking into the hospital and not knowing what to expect! She also loves working with different animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds.

In her spare time, she is a cheerleading coach for a little league team and she enjoys relaxing and sharing laughs with her friends and family. She also likes to spend time with her Shih Tzu, Pineapple. Nia also volunteers at the Humane Society.




Tanya has been in the veterinary industry for 10 years. Her favorite part of the job is caring for animals in a medical and emotional capacity. She has many pets, including a mixed breed named Sadi, a DSH named Fiji, a chihuahua named Flaco, a DSH named Soy Sauce, a pit mix named Bella, a boston terrier named Tyson, a persian named Cirrus, and 2 snakes.



Angela has been in the veterinary industry for 5 years. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and the feeling she gets when she can help someone’s pet feel better.

Angela has 2 dogs, a chihuahua mix named Zexter and a beagle named Charlie.




Jennifer is one of Prima Vista Animal Hospitals front Desk Receptionist. She has worked in the Veterinarian industry on and off for the past 15 years. She has been with Prima Vista Animal Hospital for about two years now. Her fur baby is a ferret named Moto.

“My favorite part of my job is meeting all of the pets that come in and I love doing paperwork…(Odd I know! L.O.L!) In my spare time I ride dirt bikes, ATVS and jet skis, so if you ever come in and see me in a cast this is why. L.O.L!”



Ashley has been in the veterinary industry for over five years. Her favorite part of the job is being able to help people by providing care for their pets. She has three cats, Leo a Maine Coon mix, Lea a domestic medium, and Luna a Domestic short hair.



Christine has 25 years of experience in the veterinary field. She loves getting to know clients and their pets.

She has 2 dogs and a cat, Leo the DSH, Jeter the lab, and Madison the Jack Russell-beagle mix.


Technician Assistant

Krystal has been in the veterinary industry for over three years. She enjoys working with the fur babies and making her clients and patients happy. She has a Doberman named Bailey, a Pit Bull named Karma, and a cat named Belle.


Kennel Assistant

Roxanne enjoys spending her time with her grandkids & family cookouts. She has a big family that keeps her busy. She has been in the veterinary industry for four years, bathing, preping, cleaing, nail trims, & booking appointments. Her favorite part of the job is helping the animals and gaining more experience. She owns a Labradoodle named Blackjack. She loves to spend time grooming animals and outdoor activites.