Bushland Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve Amarillo and surrounding areas for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is owned and run by Robin Carlson, DVM.
Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year-round. Bushland Veterinary Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and medicine. We are a full-service clinic dedicated to the care of your pets. We hope to have the pleasure of serving your veterinary needs for many years to come.
Above all, we remember that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Robin Carlson, DVM
Dr. Robin Carlson is motivated and passionate about providing care for Amarillo area pets. Prior to attending vet school, Dr. Carlson was a level III NICU nurse. After practicing as a nurse for 10 years, she decided to return to school to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM in 1997. Dr. Carlson continued her education with an internship in equine surgery at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino, CA. She then married her husband Steve Carlson, who is also a veterinarian, and moved to Visalia, CA. Dr. Carlson performed small animal surgery at Hanford Veterinary Clinic and also had her own bovine emergency and embryo transfer practice in Visalia.
In 2003 the family began a new endeavor. They moved to Iowa where they owned a dairy. Dr. Carlson performed any surgeries needed on the dairy and was a surgeon at Hometown Veterinary Clinic. In 2009 they sold the dairy and moved to Texas.
Since moving to Amarillo, Dr. Carlson has worked in a couple of different practices. In October of 2013, she opened Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic. The practice grew rapidly and in August of 2017 was relocated to its current location. This clinic was built by Dr. Carlson in a manner that will allow for expansion and that will allow Dr. Carlson and staff to continue to provide state-of-the-art care for the pets in and around Amarillo.
Dr. Carlson also has many outside interests. She likes to sew, paint, and work with wood. Dr. Carlson has taken part in some important missionary work throughout her career. She was a Missionary to Portugal and Kenya as a nurse. She also took a short mission trip to Kenya as a veterinary student. In 2016 she returned to Africa, where she taught small animal spay and neuter surgeries to veterinary students in Kampala, Uganda. Besides her patients, Dr. Carlson’s pride and joy is centered on her family.
She has a hard-working and caring husband, and two daughters ages 14 and 11. Her 14-year-old daughter has Rett Syndrome and is involved with a special foundation called “Pets for Retts” that was created to support research to find a cure for Rett Syndrome. She also has 4 dogs: Brutus, Ingrid, Debbie Harry, and Sidney as well as two cats: Spud and Midnight.
Whitney Buntyn, DVM
I am originally from Lebanon, TN but I consider West Texas my second home. I am a proud WT Buff alumni and former equestrian. After finishing university I headed back to my home state to complete my veterinary degree at the University of Tennessee. Once I completed veterinary school, I could not really decide what I wanted to do with my degree so I headed to Mississippi State for an internship where I met my future husband Joe.
Joe convinced me to move to Nebraska so he could complete a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition. He promised we would move to West Texas once he was done but we got a little side tracked and ended up in Alberta Canada. After five great years and two beautiful feral children (who are both dual citizens), we decided it was time to head south and Joe took a job with Friona Industries.
We are happy to be back in West Texas although I do miss the snow and mountains of Alberta and yes I will occasionally say ‘Eh’.
Kim – Client Representative Supervisor
Kim was born and raised in Chino, CA where she was raised on a dairy and gained her love for animals. She attended college for nursing & phlebotomy. She and her husband Sam live with their three boxers Moose, Duckie, and Emmie & cat Ollie who are their pride and joy. She also loves working with kids and works at The Church at Bushland in the nursery and at the Early Childhood Education Ministry.
Julie – Client Representive
Julie grew up in Guymon, OK and then attended Abilene Christian University, earning a BA in English. She met her husband, Sean, in Lubbock. They have lived in Amarillo since 2008. They have a son named John and a crazy black lab named Bear.
Sydnee – Veterinary Technician
Sydnee is originally from San Angelo, Texas. After graduating from Veribest ISD in 2020, she decided to further her education at West Texas A&M University. She is currently a senior majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine/ Animal Science. She has also interned at a large animal facility and has some experience with horses and cattle. Her dream is to apply to Veterinary School next fall. She currently has two pets; Nadia a cat, and Lola a deaf and partially blind Aussie.
Maddie – Veterinary Technician
Maddie is a wife and a mother of two, Kolt & Kooper. She is from Beaumont, Tx, and has lived in the Tx panhandle for 6 years where she raises, breeds, and starts Quarter Horses and mules. Maddie has experience in emergency medicine, large animals, and general practice. In her free time, she enjoys working her horses, watching her kids ride and being around family.
Erika – Veterinary Technician
Erika is an experienced technician who grew up in San Marcos, Texas. She began working as a receptionist in a fast-paced vet clinic in Austin and quickly knew she wanted to do more and began training as a technician. Within a few years, she worked up to training others and became Lead Technician. She moved to Amarillo with her two children in the summer of 2016 where she was hired as Technician Supervisor at Bushland Vet. She met the love of her life and gained two bonus babies and welcome their fifth child. Erika loves photography and spending time outdoors with the family….dogs and children included.
Born and raised in New Mexico, Cheyenne along with her husband and two children Brelynne & Charlie, moved to Valle de Oro TX in 2022. She has been in the veterinary field for 9 years, with experience in emergency and fast-paced small animal clinics. In her spare time, she loves to be at the lake, spending time with her family and fur babies.
Naomi is originally from Abernathy, Tx and is currently a senior studying at West Texas A&M as an animal science pre-vet major. she is a parent to 2 siberian huskies Shasta her 6yr old and Lucky her 11yr old. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and doing anything outdoors when possible. She plans to apply to Vet school this upcoming fall.
Elizabeth – Kennel Technician
Elizabeth is a high school student who has been working as a Kennel Technician since April of 2022. She is working towards earning her Certified Veterinary Assistant Certificate through 4-H and TAMU. Elizabeth is considering a career in Veterinary Medicine. Her hobbies include cooking, camping with her family, and training and trialing her dog in a variety of dog sports such as agility, scentwork, and rally. She is also involved in 4-H and her parish youth group.