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Why We’re so Excited
You’ve landed here because, as of September 6th, 2023, Bushland Veterinary Clinic is now a part of the Swann Animal Clinic family.
Swann Animal Clinic is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Bushland Veterinary Clinic, bringing even more care and compassion to your beloved pets!
Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic shares our commitment to providing excellent veterinary care to our clients and patients. This partnership enables us to enhance care, continue offering cutting-edge treatments, and create a nurturing environment for you and your pets’ needs.
As you may know, Dr. Carlson, the previous owner of Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic, has become a valued member of the teaching faculty at Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine. Though teaching full-time, Dr. Carlson will still be available to consult on cases.
Dr. Buntyn will remain at Bushland and is excited to continue to see your pets! As we strive to make this transition as smooth as possible, Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic will be closed on Saturdays for the month of September. However, Swann Animal Clinic at 45th will be available to care for your animal during this time if the need arises.
Swann Animal Clinic and Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic are dedicated to ensuring the health and happiness of you and your pets. We can’t wait to embark on the new journey with the bushland small animal veterinary clinic team.
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your four-legged family members. We look forward to the exciting chapter ahead!
– Swann Animal Clinic and Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic
MEET OUR Bushland VETERINARIANS
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Robin Carlson, DVM
Dr. Robin Carlson works at our Bushland location. With a background in NICU nursing, Dr. Carlson decided to return to school and pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She and her husband Steve, also a veterinarian, have worked or operated businesses in a variety of industries within veterinary medicine from equine and small animal surgery, to bovine emergency medicine, embryo transfer, and dairy operations. In 2009 the pair sold the dairy and moved home to Texas.
In 2013, the Carlosons founded Bushland Small Animal Veterinary Clinic and in 2017 relocated it to its current location. In 2023 Dr. Carlson accepted a coveted position at Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine as the Surgical Clinic Professor.
With a career and a heart full of pouring into people, Dr. Carlson spends the majority of her week with students and works shifts as needed within our practice. Beyond teaching, her outside interests include mission work, sewing, and painting, but her pride and joy is centered around 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” which 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.
Dr. Whitney Buntyn, DVM
Though originally from Lebanon, TN, Dr. Whitney Buntyn considers West Texas her second home. She is a proud WTAMU Buff alumni and former equestrian and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee. Upon completing veterinary school and searching for her purpose within animal care, she spent time in Mississippi State for an internship where she met her future husband, Joe.
She and Joe would move a few more times before settling in Amarillo. They spent time in Nebraska where Joe completed his PhD in Ruminant Nutrition, and a few years in Alberta Canada where their beautiful, feral children (both dual citizens) were born.
Joe would take a job with Friona Industries, bringing them back home to West Texas. While they miss the snowy mountains, and you might here that Canadian ‘eh’, Whitney and Joe are happy to be back in West Texas.