Thomas Watson, DVM

Medical Director, Carolina Vet Specialists, Matthews, NC

As one of Charlotte’s most talented veterinary, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeons, Dr. Thomas Watson leads a seasoned team of trained and licensed animal technicians with more than 100 years of experience. Committed to his team and serving the Charlotte community, Dr. Watson regularly donates his time and skills to non-profit organizations for homeless pets. He participates in local events, such as Mecklenburg County’s annual “Bark in the Park” celebration, and is the “Resident Veterinarian” for televisions best morning show, Fox News Rising. You can watch him on Thursday mornings at 7:40.

A former military officer, Dr. Watson attended undergraduate school and obtained his veterinary medical degree from Mississippi State University (Go Bulldogs!). Upon relocating to Charlotte in the early 90’s, Dr. Watson worked as an associate veterinarian and as a traveling relief doctor at vet hospitals throughout North Carolina before opening Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital in 1998.

Together, with his wife Kathie, he is the proud pet parent of eight (yes, eight!) dogs and three cats. All of the Watson clan are rescue animals and faithfully accompany the pair to the office each day.

Back to the Leadership Team

Thank you for visiting Trupanion.


Unfortunately, Internet Explorer 7 and earlier versions are not compatible with some areas of our website.

If you wish to enroll or activate a certificate, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, use Google Chrome or Safari browsers to access our website, or you can simply call us at 855.591.3100.

Otherwise, you may continue browsing the rest of our website.