In addition to managing the Loving Care Animal Hospital, she currently serves on the ISVMA Board of Directors, which helps to promote public education and awareness about veterinary medicine.
?Dr. Carlson is a member of the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. She writes articles on animal health issues for local newspapers and does numerous speaking engagements at local schools, scouting events and pet shows. Dr. Carlson has been featured in a child safety video, "Dogs, Cats & Big Kids." Also featured on CLTV’s Money Matters, Dr. Carlson shared tips on traveling with pets.
Dr. Carlson resides in Rolling Meadows with her family; her daughter Theresa and twins Julia and Jonathan. Their pets include a dog, Molly, a cat, Betty, an anole, and a bunny named Charlie.
In her spare time, Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time with her family and has run the Chicago marathon three times and participates in local triathlons.