Name: Vivian Cardoso-Carroll
Personal: Married, 2 kids (both boys, a pre teen and a teen), 3 dogs (Mia the terrible yet awesome lab, and Nixon the terrier mix), a Figure 8 freshwater puffer fish named “Mrs. Puff”, and miscellaneous other fish in a different tank because Mrs. Puff will eat them.
Jobs: Carroll family logistics manager and Associate Veterinarian at Animal Medical Center of Plano, Plano Texas since 2000.Freelance (as in I work for free) blogger.
College: Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1998
Clinical Interests: Internal Medicine
Dogs or Cats: Don’t hate me, I like cats, but I love dogs
Best thing about being a vet: the patients
Worst thing about being a vet: The money thing.
Favorite Movies: Garden State, Little Ms. Sunshine, 40 Year Old Virgin, Singles, Juno 2017 update: I think I filled this out about eight years ago. I still love all those movies, though. I’ll add Shawshank Redemption, Goonies and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. I suppose it’s a little concerning that the most recent movie on that list came out in what, 1998? I may be officially “old”.
Favorite TV Show: I don’t think I have a current fave. I watched Breaking Bad and it almost killed me from sheer emotional turmoil. Best show of all time, probably “Seinfeld”. Follwed by a brilliant show that only lasted two seasons because I think I’m the only one who loved it called “Dead Like Me”. Update: 2017- after about 9:00PM, I like to turn my brain off and stream stuff on Amazon or Netflix. Currently watching: The Crown, Man in the High Castle, Fleabag, Catastrophe, and Season 1 of the Walking Dead. Other favorites: Fargo, Game of Thrones, The Unbreakable Kimi Schmidt, and Blackish.
Favorite Color: Blue, particularly the color of the sky just after sunset.
Favorite Smell: Puppy Breath, Cilantro, Ginger
Favorite Food: most anything, no weird sea creatures
Favorite Bands: Weezer, Beastie Boys, Vampire Weekend, Silversun Pickups, The Shins. 2017 update: Meh on Vampire Weekend, still love all those other bands though. The Shins just named their new album “Heartworms”, which makes them extra awesome.
Beatles or Stones: Beatles