Dr. Carolyn “Cari” Anderson grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and lived in Florida for most of her life. She attended the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) and graduated with a BS in Advertising. After working briefly in the field, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2003 and went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, NY. During this rigorous internship, she rotated through all of the disciplines of veterinary medicine and surgery, and discovered a love of emergency medicine and critical care. After completing the internship, Dr. Anderson joined the emergency team at a referral and specialty center in SE Pennsylvania. During her employment, she honed her emergency and surgical skills and founded the hospital’s Pet Loss Support Group, which she led until her recent move to Colorado. After five years, Dr. Anderson made the transition from emergency medicine to general medicine, where she discovered the beauty of developing long-term relationships with her clients and patients. During this time, she never lost her passion for emergency medicine and would “moonlight” at local specialty hospitals whenever she was able.
Dr. Anderson made the decision to go back to her roots and joined the emergency team at AVSEC in 2016. She and her husband, Eric, made the decision to relocate to Colorado as it has always been a dream of theirs. Their love of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, kayaking and friendly people drew them to the area. When Dr. Anderson is not outside with her rescued English Pointer she enjoys reading with her cat, learning the Spanish language (with dreams of someday becoming fluent), sculpting and various craft projects.