Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Our Veterinarian


Dr. Carol Ann Thompson </br> Owner-Doctor / VMD University of Pennsylvania photo

Dr. Carol Ann Thompson
Owner-Doctor / VMD University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Carol Thompson was born in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. She grew up with many family pets and developed a love for animals. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a B.S. in biology and a music minor. She attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she received her degree in veterinary medicine in 1990. She has practiced in Maryland (1990-2001) and Florida (2001 to present). Dr. Carol has always had an interest in behaviour and enjoys trying to make your animal feel at home in our facility.

Professionally, Dr. Thompson has an interest in behaviour medicine, fitness conditioning, as well as medicine and surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Carol enjoys running and aerobics. She also is working on training her Border Collie, Nash, to do freestyle and tricks so they can go visit at senior homes. They hope to be able to do demos on a regular basis.

Fear Free Level 1 (Feb 2017)
Level 2 (Feb 2018)
Level 3 (Feb 2019- coming soon)
Low-Stress Handling Certification

Our Staff


Brian Thompson </br> Owner-Office Manager / Chief Executive Pooper Scooper photo

Brian Thompson
Owner-Office Manager / Chief Executive Pooper Scooper

  • Hobbies: Drumming, Motorcycling, Scuba, Hockey ... (you can take the boy out of the North, but you can't take the North out of the boy...)
  • Favorite Dog: Rottweiler "Ovie" named after the Washington Capitals legendary winger Alexander "Ovie" Ovechkin. Ovie the Rotty is pretty awful on ice skates though....
  • Favorite Cat: Simke the Crazy Cat. This cat proves that it is possible to be born and live without a single living brain cell.
  • Favorite Actor: Clint Eastwood ...
  • Favorite Food: Pizza, 5 Guys burgers, Middle Eastern food ...
  • Brian also owns BrianThompsonPhotography, well, it is what it says.

Lauryn Taylor </br> Technician  photo

Lauryn Taylor
Technician

Lauryn has been with Thompson's Veterinary Care since August 2016. She was born in Naples, FL and raised in Lakes Wales. She has 3 fur babies; a one-year-old pit bull mix named Nala. Nala loves everyone (and food). Polly, a 1-year-old DSH cat, loves getting her chin rubbed. She got her from TVC when someone brought her in from the street. And last but not least, the newest addition to the family is Fluffy. Fluffy is a DLH cat that Lauryn also got from TVC when someone brought her in and she was lifeless. But now Fluffy is as lively as can be. If Lauryn is not at TVC she is hanging out with her family and playing with her fur babies. She volunteered at Veterinary HealthCare Associates for 2 and a half years and now she is going to start her second year of college in August. 

Tristyn Folk </br> Tech  photo

Tristyn Folk
Tech

Tristyn has worked at TVC since October 2016. She was born and raised right here in Polk County. She just finished her first year of college at Polk State and will be transferring to St. Petersberg College in the Spring of 2019 to start their Vet Tech Program. She has a love for animals and previously worked at a stable so she has large animal experience. At home she has two furry friends; a husky named Nishka, and a savannah monitor named Reptar. They are the loves of her life. When she isn't at TVC she is either in class, making art, watching movies, playing tabletop games with friends, or working with her animals. She wouldn't trade what she has for the world.

Fear Free Certified

Alex Mendoza </br> Vet Assistant  photo

Alex Mendoza
Vet Assistant

Alex is originally from Puerto Rico and started with TVC in June of 2015. He loves coming to work and loving on all the cats and dogs that come int the office, especially stuffing them with treats! He has three chihuahuas of his own, Coco, Gugs, and Gizmo, and one pit bull named Lola. In his free time, he binge-watches Netflix shows with his dogs and goes to the beach with his family. 

Erika Bulington </br> Technician/Office Support photo

Erika Bulington
Technician/Office Support

In April of 2018, I became Fear Free certified. I have six kitties that share THEIR home with me. I love working with Dr. Thompson--I get to learn and experience new things all the time! I have one son who has a passion for welding and his cat, Gremlin. In my free time, you can find me hanging out with friends, geocaching, reading or doodling a little artwork.

Fear Free Certified

Corri Shelton </br> Senior Veterinary Technician photo

Corri Shelton
Senior Veterinary Technician

Corri has worked for TVC for 6 years and she is Fear Free Certified. She has been married to her husband for two years. She and her husband have four kids together, an awesome five-year-old son named Adrian, a rottweiler, a pit bull, and a cat. She enjoys spending time with her family, drawing, sudoku, and being outside. She is a huge dog lover and will ask to pet any dog in or outside of work.

Fear Free Certified

Thompson's Veterinary Center

3631 State Rd. 60 E.

Lake Wales, FL 33898


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (863) 676-5922 Fax: (863) 676-7342 Emergency: (863) 676-4677 Email Us: thompsonvetcenterlw@gmail.com



Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Sunday Closed