After earning her undergraduate degree in zoology and obtaining a Master’s in marine sciences, Dr. Carol Falck was pursuing her PhD in oceanography when she had one of those “A-ha!” moments. While camping in the Florida Everglades, Dr. Falck’s mother made the astute observation that she would make an excellent veterinarian. In that moment, Dr. Falck suddenly realized that veterinary medicine would allow her to combine her interests in the sciences and physiology with her lifelong love of pets. The rest, as they say, is history!
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Falck earned her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine before completing a small-animal internship in Washington, D.C. From there, she moved to South Florida to officially launch her career as a veterinarian. Dr. Falck worked at two separate animal hospitals before opening her own holistic animal hospital at the encouragement of her clients—she was the owner and founder of one of the very first holistic pet clinics in Florida, Friendship Animal Wellness Center!
Dr. Falck moved to the mountains of northern Georgia and, after seeing a need for a house-call practice in the area, launched Petwise in 2011. She loves serving as an integrative practitioner and using alternative treatments like acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Most of all, she likes working with owners to give their animal companions the highest possible quality of life for as long as she can.
Away from work, Dr. Falck enjoys hiking in her own backyard, which is adjacent to the Chatahoochee National Forest, cooking as well as growing herbs, mushrooms & vegetables.