Dr. Carlton, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Findlay and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Following graduation, he spent three years in northern Ohio working in private practice specializing in mixed animal medicine, covering both farm and companion animals. During this time, Dr. Carlton gained extensive surgical experience and cultivated a strong passion for surgical interventions. In addition to his private practice experience, he also had the unique opportunity to work with a variety of animals, including giraffes, zebras, bison, elk, kangaroos, and more, at a local drive-through safari park. In 2019, Dr. Carlton relocated to Cincinnati, where he has been dedicated to companion animal practice ever since. He is a certified veterinary acupuncture practitioner, offering a holistic approach to animal care. In his leisure time, Dr. Carlton enjoys spending quality time with his family, indulging in travel adventures, hiking in scenic landscapes, kayaking, and exploring other outdoor pursuits.