Carly Stephens DVM
Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Carly Stephens developed a deep-rooted love of all animals at a very young age. She came to Harmony Veterinary Center in early 2021 from North Carolina where she established a specialization in surgery, geriatric care, and exotic animal medicine. Prior to that, she gained hands-on experience while studying abroad in Ecuador, a truly immersive experience that enabled her to become proficient in Spanish.
Dr. Carly regularly turns to integrative care that compliments western medicine especially as it relates to animal behavior issues. She shares, “I choose to move to Colorado and join Harmony because of their focus on engaging clients to deliver individualized treatment plans that fit their lifestyle while achieving patient care goals. Combining Eastern and Western medicine is an excellent way to do that.”
Carly also regularly utilizes her Fear Free Certification which incorporates low-stress handling to improve the patient experience while obtaining a thorough exam. She explains, “My goal with all patients, especially the ones that may come in scared, is to embrace an approach that makes them feel safe so we can focus on their wellness.”
In addition to getting to know clients and their patients, Carly also relishes the stimulation and achievement that surgery brings. “I like that it’s very straightforward with an order to it as well as the challenge of monitoring anesthesia. Ultimately, these pieces come together to help a patient live a full, healthy life.”
Dr. Carly received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her DVM from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. When not treating patients, she enjoys running, hiking, and rock climbing — activities that drew her to the mountain west. A believer in the power of community, she is active with the Christian Veterinary Mission as well as regular spay/neuter clinics. She currently lives with her snuggly pit bull, Chloe and her mischievous kitty, Olive.