Hazel Carney, DVM, MS, DABVP

Dr. Hazel Carney, DVM, MS, DABVP, is a graduate of Colorado State University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981. She also has a Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics. In 1982, Dr. Carney opened the thirteenth registered cat-only practice in the U.S. where she was the senior clinician for thirteen years.

In 1986 she became an adjunct professor of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and was a founding member of the Louisiana Veterinary Nuclear Medicine group which provided I-131 (radioactive iodine) therapy for veterinarians in Louisiana and Mississippi. Over the past ten years Dr. Carney has been instrumental in the continued development of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) practice guidelines in the areas of behavior and nursing care. Dr. Carney is a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Clinical Practice.

Because Dr. Carney limits her practice to cats, she has a very specialized scope of services for treating complex medical cases and feline behavior problems. She also shares her findings and expertise by speaking at various national and regional veterinary conferences.