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Holiday Vet's Veterinary Staffing Management Team

Holiday Vet strives to provide the personal touch in veterinary staffing. Founded by a vet for vets, we specialize in relief veterinarian work as well as recruiting and permanent placements.
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Caren Carney, DVM

Founder & CEO

Dr. Carney has dedicated her life to the pursuit of improving the lives of animals- first as a technician, then as a researcher, and finally as a Veterinarian. Now she helps other vets find their work-life balance through her veterinary staffing service.

She graduated with her DVM from LSU in 2007 and spent 10 years practicing in Nevada before relocating to Georgia with her husband, son, German Shepherd, and 3 cats. In her free time she enjoys hiking, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.


Erika Newlon

Business Manager

Erika is the Holiday Vet Business Manager. She makes sure that the veterinary staffing service is always running optimally.

Prior to joining Holiday Vet, Erika spent several years managing a (Human) Medical Office, but always shared a love of animals. Erika resides in Georgia with her family, a fluffy cat named Bailey, and a dog named Jackson, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, who is her constant office companion. She loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing, and relaxing at the lake.

Tracey Kintner

Scheduling Coordinator

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Tracey graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Animal Science. After many years in Las Vegas, NV, Tracey moved back to Indiana to be closer to family. She has been a licensed veterinary technician or practice manager for 16 years. She and her husband have 3 dogs and 2 cats, and enjoy camping, going to car shows, and gardening.

Alicia Couch

Scheduling Coordinator

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Alicia has a passion for supporting others She is thankful to be apart of the Holiday Vet team and looks forward to the future. Alicia lives in the North Georgia Mountains and loves exploring the outdoors, hiking to waterfalls, cooking, decorating, spending time with her husband and daughter and loving on her cat Luna.

Lisa Branan

Scheduling Coordinator

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Lisa has been an animal lover her entire life and is blessed to serve in this position. Born and raised in Georgia, Lisa loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, hiking, and being at the beach. Lisa has been an active volunteer at Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue for several years.

Jennifer Black

Talent Acquisition Manager

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Jennifer grew up thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian. Instead, she's built her career in supporting them. After working for larger corporate groups, she enjoys the work-life-balance with Holiday Vet. In her personal time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and their basset hound, Fletcher.

Leigh Mehas

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Leigh is always jumping in ready to lend a hand.  Prior to joining Holiday Vet, she spent several years programming activities for a private boarding school, local parks and recreation departments, and the YMCA. Leigh enjoys playing volleyball with her husband and spending time outdoors with her 2 kids and 2 dogs.


Our Approach to Veterinary Staffing

Our veterinary staffing service understands that your practice is as unique as you are. We ensure high-quality matches through a good, personal connection to both relief veterinarians and animal hospitals. With these strong ties and deep understanding of your needs, we can match opportunities quickly.

Our Story

After a very successful career in private practice, Caren Carney DVM turned down an offer to be a clinic manager to pursue her dream to provide relief services to veterinarians. It is this dream that led to the founding of Holiday Vet. Experiencing the great need for a veterinary relief service, she wanted to ease the burden and scheduling difficulties on clinics so they that they could focus on providing quality medicine.

Holiday Vet veterinary staffing service has grown from relief staffing to add recruitment and permanent placements. Choose your own path:

  • Relief vet
  • "Try before you buy" in to a clinic with a relief-to-placement
  • Direct recruitment