Bushland Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the 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 in 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 for 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.


Our Team


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.


Kim Johnson – 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 and Phlebotomy. She and her husband Sam live with their five boxers: Jake, Missy, Moose, Duckie, and Emmie who are their pride and joy.


Jordan Buescher, CVA – Technician

Jordan was born in Amarillo and has lived in the area all his life. Jordan is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has been working in the veterinary field since 2014. He is currently attending WTAMU College. His passion for animals extends well beyond his career. He has many animals, including traditional and exotic.


Erika Livingston – Technician Supervisor

Erika moved here from Austin in 2016, where she had worked as a veterinary technician since 2010. She is attending Amarillo College in pursuit of a career in sonography. Erika has two dogs and is the proud mom of two kids.


Amanda – Technician

Amanda recently moved to Amarillo after graduating from Texas A&M University in May 2019. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Public Health. Her interest in African wildlife was piqued after a study abroad to South Africa and Botswana. Amanda is currently taking a gap year while applying to Veterinary Schools. Amanda has one furry child who is convinced she is a human named Dakota.


Codi Lee, CVAII – Senior Technician

Codi moved back to Amarillo in 2006. She became a veterinary technician in 2004 after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science. She also attended Ultrasound School in 2008 at Cedar Valley College in Dallas. Codi loves working with animals and has a large fur baby family of her own. She has 3 dogs (Grady-Boxer mix, Penny-Bulldog, and D-BO-Great Dane), 1 cat (Kit Kat-Calico), and 1 House Pig (Capone-Julianna). She enjoys softball on her free time and playing with her fur babies.