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.

Corri Shelton </br> Senior Veterinary Technician photo

Corri Shelton
Senior Veterinary Technician

Corri has been working for Thompson’s Veterinary Center since June 2012. Dr. Carol and Brian met her when she was working as a server at a local restaurant. Her ability to get Dr. Carol’s special orders correct and her kind nature led the Thompson’s to ask her to join the team here at TVC. Corri has always loved animals and enjoys being able to help those fur babies who come through our doors. She has excelled at developing her Fear Free skills and is now using those to help not only with her technician duties, but also her manager duties. Corri is married to Matt and has 2 children. She enjoys visiting new places, spending time with her family relaxing and has developed a love for practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Fear Free Level 3

Lauryn Taylor </br> Technician  photo

Lauryn Taylor

Lauryn started working for TVC while enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Lake Wales High School. She joined the team at TVC in August of 2016 prior to her graduation from Lake Wales High School in May 2017. Lauryn is our main surgery technician. In addition to these duties she has taken the Zoetis Dermatology course and aids patients with maintaining control of allergies. She enjoys her part in helping animals to feel better and live a happy life. In her free time, Lauryn enjoys visiting the beach and the springs with her family.

Fear Free Level 3

Erika Bulington </br> Technician/Office Support photo

Erika Bulington
Technician/Office Support

Erika started with the TVC team in March 2018. Her primary duties revolve around managing client services. In addition to that, she enjoys making sure all the pets who come in get attention in the form of pets, treats, or both. Her specialty is making the cats comfortable. She has earned the nickname, “The cat whisperer”. When not working she enjoys geocaching and hiking with her friends and spoiling her own cats.

Fear Free Level 3 Elite

Kaylee Ison  photo

Kaylee Ison

Bio Coming Soon!

McKenna Lints  photo

McKenna Lints

Bio Coming Soon!

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:


Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Sunday Closed