Dr Carl Prior DVM

Meet the friendly staff at Park City Animal Clinic!

Dr. Carl Prior

Growing up in a rural farming community, Carl Prior fell in love with animals.  After completing his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, he completed his DVM at Colorado State University's renowned veterinary teaching hospital.

While working at a large veterinary practice in Salt Lake City, Dr. Prior, an avid athlete, swap laps-it was while swimming that his creative mind formulated his unique philosophy for his own practice.

Dr. Prior's practice is based on three principles: a proactive approach to wellness care; stellar diagnostic and surgical services, and compassion. Sometimes his loyal staff struggle to keep up with his high energy.  However, inspired by his quick wit, willingness to teach, and vision, they do.

At the Park City Animal Clinic, clients are welcomed into a homey environment by his handpicked staff of doctors and support staff. Dr Prior's patients are his priority, but he makes sure his human clients are comfortable, too; he actually gives his private cell number to clients. Dr. Prior makes house calls; responds to calls in the middle of the night; and even takes animals home with him to recover.

His big heart supports local rescues. From Edwardo, the one-eyed tripod cat to Princess, the rescued Bermese Mountain Dog with a tumor the size of a grapefruit, Dr Prior saves those discarded by others. Dr Prior sacrifices his personal time to delivering puppies and perform emergency surgery for local shelters.

Dr. Prior is renowned and appreciated by his clients for his expertise, tenderness, and commitment.


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Our Regular Schedule

Park City Office


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm




Feedback from our clients

  • "I want to thank Dr Carl for being the most compassionate vet I know. You took care our dog in an emergency, making room in your schedule, that very moment when she needed the most, when no other Vet in PC would. We are also very happy to have you taking the same good care of our Dexter, a strong 4 years old American Bulldog in such friendly way. Thank you for you being so great in what you do!"
  • "Dr. Prior's energy, skill and compassion have given each of our dogs a greater quality of life."
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for all your help today, not only for the help you provided Dozer but also for the help that you didn't have to provide for us. You are amazing people. I wish there were more people like you in the world. If not for you and the help you gave Dozer this would have turned out to be a totaly diffrent and very sad day for me and my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. YOU ARE TRUELY AMAZING PEOPLE!"