Carlton Van Horn


Dr. Van Horn graduated Murphy High School 1971 and later pursued Veterinary Medicine as his career path. He established Alpine Veterinary Hospital and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in Murphy, NC since 1983. Married to Patti, the Van Horns have 3 children who are young adults and pursuing their careers. Doc and Patti celebrated their 31th anniversary in 2017. Education:

Associate of Science Degree Young Harris Jr. College 
B.A. Zoology UNC Chapel Hill Attended NCSU 
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Auburn University Community Involvement:

Past Board of Directors – Valley River Humane Society
Past Member Cherokee County Board of Health (three terms)
Past-Chairman Cherokee County Board of Health (two terms)
Past-President of Murphy Chapter of American Red Cross
Past-President of Murphy Little League Baseball
Past-President of Cherokee County Soccer League
Coached Little League Baseball
Coached Recreational Soccer
Past-Referee High School Soccer
Past-Referee High School Wrestling