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Phone: 517-353-9710

Fax: 517-432-1042

Veterinary Medical Center - North Building (Wings A - E)
736 Wilson RD, Room A117
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • BS, Kansas State University, 1977
  • DVM, Kansas State University, 1977
  • MS, The Ohio State University, 1983
  • Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists


Theriogenology; Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Dr. Carla Carleton is well known for her international involvement. She was the main instigator, co-chairperson, lab instructor, and lecturer for the first Indian Association of Equine Practitioners weeklong conference in 2003. Since 1992, she has partnered with equine veterinary practitioners in India, Thailand, Cambodia, and Morocco in continuing education and research projects that remain active. Of greatest importance to her are the pony health clinics in northern Thailand and Phnom Penh, Cambodia that serve rural villagers who are otherwise unable to obtain medical care for their working equids. Dr. Carlton has been with CVM since 1984.

Dr. Carleton has been recognized for her accomplishments with the awards: Excellence in Teaching Awards from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Association of Women Veterinarian's Foundation. Dr. Carleton has edited two books and has been an invited adviser for several national events. In July 2011, she was selected by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for its 2011 Alumni Recognition Award, which recognizes veterinarians whose careers serve as an exemplary role model for future alumni in a professional and community setting.

Research Interests

Parturition mechanisms of the mare; enhancement of sperm motility (stallion).

CVM Articles featuring Carla Carleton

Making Hellbender History