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 – 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.


Erika – 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.


Amy

Amy is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M in biomedical science. In 2008 she obtained her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Kirkwood Community College. She started her veterinary career in NYC at The Animal Medical Center of NYC where she completed a full year veterinary technician internship & then stayed to run their 5 surgical suites. In 2010 Amy moved back to Texas & worked at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists in their Emergency & Critical Care section, then in their Surgery section. In 2020 Amy took a break from veterinary medicine & spent a year as a Over The Road Flatbed truck driver were she got to see all parts of the US. In 2021 she returned back to the vet field & moved to Amarillo where she joined Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, watching Aggie football & spending time with her deaf dog, Pearl, and cat, Martia “Marsha” the Martian.


Dakota

Born and raised in Amarillo, Dakota is a proud graduate of West Texas A&M university. She has been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2012 and has worked with a variety of animals including exotics and wildlife. She has two rescue cats who enjoy being spoiled and loved on. She loves reading and being with her family. Great News! Dakota has been accepted into Veterinarian School and will begin that journey in fall of 2022.


Taylor

aylor started her veterinary career in Florida while her husband was in the military. She moved to Amarillo in 2018 and now lives her with her husband, daughter and 3 horses, 5 dogs, 1 snake, and 3 cats. She enjoys watching ID documentaries and spending time with her daughter on her days off. She loves her job as a Veterinary Technician and loves being in a career that was her childhood dream.


Cynthia

Cynthia is a Veterinary Technician/Customer Service Specialist. She is a wife to a Marine veteran and is mother to 4 wonderful children. She has 4 four very girly felines, each with their own special personalities. As a California transplant, she is delighted to be back in Texas since 2017. She loves her career and is always ready to serve the wide variety of furbabies that come in the clinic.