Dr. Debora Charles - Veterinarian


Dr. Debora Charles was told by her family at a very young age that she would become a veterinarian when she grew up.

She didn't disappoint! The older she got, the more Dr. Charles found herself fascinated by the idea of working with animals and their owners. Her passion never quit, and she's now been bettering the lives of Dallas's pets and animal owners here at Casa Linda Animal Clinic for 35 years.

Dr. Charles grew up in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, two siblings, and plenty of family pets. She was only 15 years old when she began working at a local small-animal clinic and was working hands-on with larger creatures by the time she was 18. Dr. Charles attended Texas A&M University for her veterinary studies, then began interviewing at various clinics in the area after graduating with her DVM degree. The instant she walked into Casa Linda Animal Clinic in the spring of 1983, she knew it was home!

As a vet, Dr. Charles has a special passion for internal medicine and never tires of the diagnostic process. Her favorite part of the day, though, is being able to give something back to the pet owners of the community. She's thrilled to be able to make a true impact on the area's families!

Dr. Charles has two wonderful children: her daughter, Haley, is a graduate of the University of North Texas and now works as a gemologist. Her son, Hayden, is in high school and loves sports Comicon and Game of Thrones. Dr. Charles also shares her home with a German shepherd, a Golden retriever, a spunky Chihuahua, 2 beta fish, and one canary.

At any time, she will discuss at length, jewelry, clothes, and movies. She always jokes that Casa Linda Animal Clinic is indeed a full-service clinic, not just for pets.