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Holiday Vet’s

Veterinary Staffing Management Team

Service with a Smile

Meet our Veterinary Staffing Experts

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.


Get to know us online and put a face to the friendly voice on the phone.

Our Heart

Caren Carney, DVM

Founder & Veterinarian
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

Office 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.

Our Soul

Tracey Kintner

Territory Manager
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.
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Ashely Duncan

Territory Manager
Ashley has always had a passion for animals and for helping others. Prior to joining the Holiday Vet team, she worked as a veterinary technician for approximately 10 years. Ashley lives in North Georgia and loves hiking, camping, reading, drawing, and spending time with her husband and son.
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Cate Caldwell

Territory Manager
Catherine, born and raised in Georgia, has a business management degree from Georgia Southern University. She has a passion for animals and assisting others. At home, she cares for two sweet and cuddly cats, MJ and Ellie. She enjoys exploring different cuisines and traveling to unique destinations with loved ones. Whether she's surrounded by nature's beauty or captivated by the enchantment of movies, she values each moment.

Lisa Branan

Territory Manager
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 DeBold

Territory Manager
Jennifer is an avid animal lover with a 3-legged, cross-eyed tripod kitty named Romeo and a sweet and spicy 4-legged kitty named Juliet. Jennifer was an Office Manager at an animal hospital for several years and knows the importance of providing great care to our four legged family members. (sometimes 3-legged) When she isn't working, Jennifer loves hanging out with her family, reading, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, hiking and spoiling her animals!

Leigh Mehas

Executive Administrative Assistant
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 Services

We understand 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: How We Specialized in Veterinary Staffing

After a very successful career in private practice, Caren Carney D.V.M 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

Find your definition of success with Holiday Vet!