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.


Dr.-Carter-veterinarian_200Dr. Steve Carter

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 a fellow of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. In his spare time, Dr. Carter enjoys riding his mule “Wanda” and utilizing his private pilot’s license.

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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.





Melissa Grech-Attard

Dr. Melissa Grech-Attard

Melissa graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She went on to St. Kitts, where she earned her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her clinical year, which she completed at Auburn University in January 2010. Following graduation, she opened her mixed animal practice in Malta, Europe where she met her husband, Charles. Together, they returned to New York where she worked at the NYRA circuit of Thoroughbred racing  at Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga.  Dr. Grech has special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She is also a certified dog trainer specializing in behavior.  She joined Carter Animal Hospital in November of 2016.  In her spare time, she loves to find adventure with her beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, ride horses, and indulge in any other outdoor activity she can manage.



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Dr. Sidney Brown 


Bio coming soon!