Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Avondale Veterinary Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Christina Carlo
DVM, CCRT Medical Director
Dr. Christie Carlo is an associate veterinarian graduating from Iowa State University in 1996.  She joined Avondale in 2009 and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in 2010.  Dr. Carlo sees dogs and cats in all facets of veterinary medicine including routine wellness exams and vaccinations to cases of illness but concentrates practice on lameness, orthopedic injuries, rehabilitation physical medicine and soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.  Dr. Carlo became a partner with Orthopets, Orthopets Iowa, in 2016 working with patients that need support with orthotics and prosthetic...
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RVT Credentialed Veterinary Technician Manager

Cinnamon is a certified veterinary technician who supervises the technician staff at VCA Avondale. She has been employed at VCA Avondale since 2004 and enjoys providing care to the animals at Avondale. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional, able to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets.

Cinnamon has 2 cats, "Friday" and "Calvin", and a Dachshund named Ollie. In her free time she loves spending time with her child, reading and staying active.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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