Meet our veterinarians

You will find the most caring and professional doctors at our animal hospital. Providing top veterinarian care for your pet is our first job. Offering helpful information on animal care is and always will be a priority for Carter Animal Hospital, your desert animal hospital.

palm springs veterinarianDr. Steve Carter

Dr. Steve Carter received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1981.  In 1982, he interned at a private mixed animal practice in Park City, Utah.  He has since owned several veterinary hospitals in Southern California, Utah and Wyoming.  His experience includes small animal medicine and surgery as well as equine sports medicine and surgery.  Dr. Carter is certified to perform the Slocum Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure to repair ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs, as well as experienced in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery. In addition, he was also one of the first general practitioners to employ CO2 surgical laser during surgery in 1996.  Dr. Carter is a member of the AAEP, AAHA, CVMA, AVMA, and fellow of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. In his spare time Dr. Carter enjoys riding his mule “Wanda” and utilizing his private pilots license.

DoctorMurphyDr. John Murphy

Dr.John Murphy graduated from Colorado State University in 1976 with a degree in Animal Science, then went on to Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He’s currently teaching veterinary medicine at Western University of Health Science college, working with first and second year students. Besides teaching Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with his cat, Sherman.