Karter Neal — Veterinarian
Dr. Neal was born and raised in Tucson. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Arizona, and in 2000, she received her DVM from Colorado State University. Dr. Neal’s experience is in equine medicine, general practice, and shelter medicine. She is truly an inspiration and has been recognized by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as one of the 40 under 40. She has also been recognized for her service to many other veterinary organizations during her career. After working for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for 7 years, Dr. Neal purchased Santa Cruz Vet Clinic in 2013. In 2014, she formed Asavet Charities, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers subsidized care to pet owners in need at her clinic and in under-served areas of the Southwest, including several Native American Reservations. A recent donation has allowed the purchase of a mobile clinic by Asavet Charities in 2016. The mobile unit is now actively performing clinics across the Southwest.
Dr. Neal’s passion involves offering spay and neuter services and promoting access to basic wellness care for pets. She estimates that she has performed approximately 50,000 spay and neuter surgeries to date for dogs and cats as well as pigs, rabbits, horses and others. She volunteers at high volume spay and neuter clinics on the Navajo Reservation and at the Hopkins Belize Humane Society.
Dr. Neal, her husband, and 2 children share their home with 8 shelter cats and 2 shelter dogs.