Dr. Nathan Carlton - Lead Veterinarian


Dr. Nathan Carlton opened Jarrell Animal Hospital in January of 2019, where the hospital quickly grew from a one doctor practice to an expansion in 2021.

Dr. Nathan Carlton grew up in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for five years. He attended the University of California San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Upon graduation from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carlton served four years in the United States Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer.

Stationed at Fort Hood in a deployment-minded unit, he learned to practice mobile veterinary medicine in austere environments. His patients included the Military Working Dogs of Air Force Security Forces, Army Military Police, Army Rangers, Special Forces, and the Marines. While serving as an Army veterinarian, he was also the vet for the horses of the 1st Cavalry Division. He honed his clinical skillset working on these unique animal populations, and now brings that special knowledge to you.

Dr. Carlton is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and he continues to serve in the United States Army Reserve. He is proud to offer veterinary services to the whole community of Jarrell and surrounding areas.

In his spare time, Dr. Carlton works with his wife and children running a small cow-calf operation and is an active member of St. Helen's Catholic Church.