Looking to learn more about the doctors of VitalPet? Below you will find a list of all our doctors, as well as the locations where they practice.
Dr. Andy Otto practices at All Community Animal Hospital
Dr. Andy Otto was born in New Jersey and moved to Texas at a young age. He received a BA in English andWriting from the University of Oklahoma and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Otto has a special interest in internal medicine, especially cardiology, oncology, and kidney disease. In his last year at A&M, he won an ACVIM award for kidney disease. He and his wife, Emily, have an Australian Shepherd named Brooklyn, and two cats named Robin Hood and and Coco. In his free time, Dr. Otto follows the Yankees and OU football. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working out, and cooking on his BBQ pit.
Dr. Anna (Nelson) Larson grew up in Kingwood, Texas. At 4 years old, her preschool class took a field trip to Kings Crossing Animal Hospital and she was inspired by their loving veterinarians. She began working as a technician at KCAH while in high school. After graduation, she headed off to Texas A&M University where she received her BS degrees in Biomedical Science and Animal Science. Along with her love for animals, she has always enjoyed studying French. While at A&M, she minored in French and studied abroad during one of her summer breaks. She married her high school sweetheart, Sam Larson, and they now have 2 beautiful children, Jayce and Savanna. Dr. Larson graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 with training in small animal medicine and an interest in wildlife. She became the newest addition to our VitalPet Houston family over the summer of 2011. Throughout the week she can be found working at our Atascacita, Porter, and Humble clinics.
Dr. Bridget Neal practices at Atascocita Animal Hospital
Dr. Neal grew up in Southeast Texas. At an early age, she realized that working with, and caring for, animals would be her chosen career. Her passion and determination never wavered. She is a proud member of the Texas A&M Class of 2000. She majored in Biomedical Science and was awarded a bachelor’s degree during her first year of veterinary school. In June 2003, she graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine with her doctorate. The loves of her life are her husband Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters, Hailey and Addy. She enjoys spending quality time with her two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Neal’s special interest include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and endoscopy. She is a member of AVMA, TVMA, VIN, American Animal Hospital Association, and Harris County VMA.
Dr. Leckie practices at Huebner Oaks Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Leckie graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 with her doctorate. She married her college sweetheart, Daniel, in 2009 and they live with their rescue dogs Snickers and Rivet and one rescue cat, Phoenix. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, pain management, and internal medicine.
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Dr. David Fernandez practices at Stone Oak Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Fernandez is a San Antonio native and graduated Texas A&M with a Doctorate in Veterinary medicine. He opened Stone Oak Veterinary Clinic in 1998 and continues to inspire us all to give the best in veterinary service. Dr. Fernandez is very proud of our caring, dedicated staff that helps him everyday. He and his family have a boxer named Lucy and a Tibetan Spaniel named Kiko
Dr. David Galewsky practices at Hope Animal Clinic
Dr. David Galewsky is from Austin, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in English. While an undergraduate at A&M he was a member of the Corps of Cadets in Company B-1. He stayed at A&M for vet school and graduated in 2012 with an emphasis on mixed animal medicine. He comes from a ranching and veterinary family and it was helping his grandfather on his ranch near Christoval and his uncle at his vet practice in San Angelo that cultivated his love of Veterinary medicine. Dr. Dave is interested in large animal medicine especially as it relates to production, reproduction, and livestock shows. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine he likes to spend time with his wife Maggie who is a pediatric physical therapist, play with his dogs Barrett and Ruthie, hunt, read, and raise commercial Angus cattle on his family’s ranch in Brady. He is currently learning to weld.
Dr. James Kelly – Partner practices at Kings Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. James Kelly has been a partner and clinic director with Eastex Veterinary Clinic, and a resident of the Humble/Kingwood area since July 1978. He and his wife Maudine have 2 wonderful children: Kevin in Houston and Stacy in Dallas. They also share the love of one very beautiful grandchild. Ginger, Dr Kelly’s miniature long haired Dachshund, keeps him company when he is reading or experimenting with photography in his spare time.
Dr. Jennifer Bumgarner practices at Kings Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Jennifer Bumgarner grew up in Angleton, TX. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Bumgarner worked two years in Tennessee and six years in Pearland, TX, before moving to the Kingwood area in 2010. Her special interests include soft-tissue surgery and dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys. They have two Labrador Retrievers. When there is time, she enjoys gardening and fishing with the family.
Dr. Kelli Davis grew up in Hattiesburg, MS. She studied molecular biology at the University of Southern Mississippi prior to receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davis has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, clinical pathology, and dermatology. She and her husband Jeremy have a labradoodle named Sydney, a newfoundland mix named Delilah, two rescue cats named Jinxy and Georgia, a leopard tortoise named Koopa Troopa, and a ball python named Monty. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, working out, and being outdoors.
Dr. Kevin Lesczynski practices at Hope Animal Clinic
Dr. Kevin Lesczynski comes from Kirksville, Missouri, a small rural town in the northeast part of the state. He grew up helping his father, a college agriculture professor, run the 400-acre University Farm, and worked with his veterinarian aunt in her mixed animal practice in Iowa. Dr. Kevin attended Veterinary School at the University of Missouri – Columbia with an emphasis in mixed animal medicine. His professional interests include small animal surgery, internal and emergency medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kevin is proficient in small animal dentistry and preventative medicine. He is also very versed in all aspects of beef cattle production and equine medicine. Dr. Kevin enjoys playing sports and being near the water, but most importantly spending time with his black lab Teton!
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Dr. Larry Wood practices at Northwood Animal Hospital
Dr. Larry Wood and his staff are animal lovers, and they seem to collect the ones who need them the most.
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Wood moved with his family to Texas in 1960. He received his Bachelor and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degrees from Texas A&M, graduating in 1967.
Joining the Army after graduation, Dr. Wood served in the Scout Dog program in Fort Bening, Georgia from 1967 to 1969. He was awarded two Army Commendations as well as a Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Wood opened his clinic at 410 & Harry Wurzbach in 1976, and has been called “A country vet in the middle of the city.” He enjoys riding cutting horses and collects western antiques…especially old spurs.
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Dr. Lynn D. Stucky practices at Animal Hospital on Milam Road
Dr. Stucky received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in 1981 from Kansas State University. He moved to the Denton/Sanger area in 1983 and has been in private practice since that time. Dr. Stucky has been active in the community his entire Veterinary career. He is a graduate of Leadership Denton, former Board of Directors of Sanger Chamber of Commerce, former President of Denton County Veterinary Medical Association, and has served 15 years on the Board of Sanger Independent School District in all capacities including President. He enjoys both large and small animals with emphasis on companion animals. He also enjoys preventative care, surgery, reproduction, treatment on dogs, cats, horses and ruminants. Dr. Stucky has 3 children and loves spending time with them and his wife. .
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Dr. Marc I. Zieben practices at Huebner Oaks Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Marc Zieben grew up in Houston, Texas. After attending Texas A&M University, home of the fightin’ Texas Aggies, he received a Biomedical Science Degree 1980, a Veterinary Science Degree 1982 and then graduated in 1984 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. His future employer and mentor, Dr. Gerald Parker, Class of ‘43, helped Dr. Zieben get started at Colonies North Animal Hospital. In 1990, Dr Zieben and his wife, Morna, purchased the practice from Dr. Parker. In 2001, Dr Zieben moved his practice to Vance Jackson, renaming it Huebner Oaks Veterinary Hospital.
In 2009, Dr. Zieben became partners with Vitalpet, Inc. This allowed Dr Zieben to spend more time doing what he likes to do, practicing Veterinary Medicine and helping people with their pet friends.
Dr Zieben is happily married to his wife, Morna Zieben with two wonderful children, Jacob and Sarah.
They also have Max, their Labrador Retriever, 4 cats- Nike, Crystal, Fritz and Jack, as well as Sydney, a Ball Python Snake and Fred, an African Spurred tortoise.
Dr Zieben enjoys spending time with his family as well as martial arts, scuba diving, kayaking, reading, salt water fishing and hiking.
Dr Zieben is a member of Bexar County Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. His veterinary interests include Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Ultrasound and Endoscopy.
Dr. Michaele Oberbroeckling practices at Kings Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Oberbroeckling grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her B.S. in Distributed Studies (Business, Psychology, and Zoology) from Iowa State University in 1990. She graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She and her husband moved to Kingwood in 1995, and she has been an associate with us since 1995. Dr. Oberbroeckling has a special interest in oncology. She has two daughters whom she loves with all of her heart. Additionally, she has two cats and a pug.
Dr. Monica Diaz-Melendez practices at Story Road Animal Hospital
Dr. Díaz -Meléndez is originally from Puerto Rico. She received her B.S. in Veterinary Technology from The University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2000. She moved to the US and worked as a LVT at Tuskegee University Small Animal Teaching Hospital for two years before applying to their Veterinary School. After graduating from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she moved to Houston, Texas where she practiced her first three years. In 2009, Dr. Díaz-Meléndez began working as a Relief Veterinarian in the Dallas area, shortly after she joined VitalPet Story Road Animal Hospital in Irving. Dr. Díaz-Meléndez is also, serving as a Board member in the Animal Service Advisory Committee of City of Irving. She is especially interested in soft tissue surgery, dermatology and internal medicine. Her family consists of her husband Héctor, baby boy and their cat Mauro and dog Marien. In her spare time she enjoys watching Texas Rangers games, running, reading and music.
Dr. Stephanie Johnson practices at Kings Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Johnson graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and has been an associate with us since her graduation. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in orthopedic and general surgery.
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Dr. Steve Peterman practices at Story Road Animal Hospital
Dr. Peterman is a staff veterinarian and the medical director for VitalPet Story Road Animal Hospital in Irving. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M University, graduating with honors in 1986. Dr. Peterman enjoys spending time with his family and traveling with his wife. Other hobbies include golf and fishing the bays in the mid coast areas of Texas. He and his wife Lori share their home with two four legged family members, Ella a mixed breed dog and Lacy a tortoise shell cat. Dr. Peterman’s areas of interest include Internal Medicine, dermatology and ophthalmology. He is a member of several professional veterinary organizations including Dallas county VMA, TVMA, AVMA and VIN.
Dr. Tandy Glenn practices at Story Road Animal Hospital
Dr. Glenn was born in Columbus, Ohio but grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and has been at the Story Road location since 2005. Dr. Glenn has many pets at home including dogs, cats, two snakes and a bird but you can always find Pearl Harbor, her little rescue Shih Tzu, sitting in her own chair at Dr. Glenn’s desk.
Dr. Timothy Thompson practices at Hope Animal Clinic
Timothy Thompson, D.V.M. graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He has owned and operated Hope Animal Clinic for many years. Dr. Thompson practices mixed animal medicine and is certified by the University of Pennsylvania in PennHIP evaluation and treatment. He is also USDA certified and experienced in herd certification and evaluation. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Thompson enjoys boating, hunting and fishing
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Dr. Warren Resell practices at Atascocita Animal Hospital
Dr. Resell graduated from Oklahoma State University with his DVM in 1978. He moved to Houston that same year and began practicing veterinary medicine with the Eastex Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Resell and his wife are both from small-town North Dakota and he comes from a long line of animal lovers. In a one-year-old baby picture of Dr. Resell, he can be seen hugging his beloved cocker spaniel Sandy. As a toddler, it was not uncommon for his parents to drive him to the edge of town to let him, literally, count sheep. “I have always, always loved animals and I still do,” he said. “It is so rewarding and satisfying. I still enjoy it as much as I did on my first day in practice.”
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Dr. Willie Janik practices at All Community Animal Hospital
Dr. Willie Janik is a 1968 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. He spent 2 years with the U.S. Army involved in laboratory animal medicine. From 1970 to 1980 he worked in general practice in both Dallas and Albuquerque. Dr Janik’s interests include internal medicine and surgery on dogs and cats. His special interests include eye diseases, corneal surgery, and primate care. He is married with four children and seven grandchildren plus eight grand-dogs & grand-cat. In Dr Janik’s free time he follows the stock market, trades stocks & options, and collects coins.
Dr. Brewer practices at Frisco Veterinary Center
Dr. Brent Brewer joined VitalPet in March 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1994 and his MRCVS (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, UK in 2001.
Prior to joining the VitalPet team, Dr. Brewer spent 10 years practicing in the North Dallas/Frisco area and an additional 3 years in Nevada. He has a strong interest in exotic animal medicine and surgery, and has served as a primary care veterinarian for the Heard Raptor Rehabilitation Center and Rogers Wildlife Sanctuary.
Whenever Dr. Brewer is not at the hospital he is spending time with his wife, Kelley, watching their son play baseball, or just hanging out at home playing with their 5 dogs.
Dr. Romero practices at All Community Animal Hospital
Dr. Romero was born and raised in Port Neches, TX. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 2007 and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2012. He practiced in south Houston prior to joining the VitalPet family in September 2013.
Dr. Romer has a special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. He and his wife, Jamie, have a long haired dachshund named Maggie and a cat named Meathead. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves watching LSU football and LSU baseball. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and cooking crawfish.
Dr. Perry White practices at the Animal Hospital on Milam Road.
Dr. White is a native of Yukon, Oklahoma. He went to high school in Yukon and started college at Oklahoma State University before deciding to become a federally licensed aircraft mechanic. Aviation drew him to Dallas Texas where he worked for an aircraft engine overhaul facility. After several years of promotions into a middle management position he decided to make a career path change. He applied to Oklahoma State University and was again accepted for undergraduate studies with a zoology major. His application to veterinary school was accepted and his studies were completed in May of 2009. After Graduating he partnered in a small animal practice in Southeast Oklahoma where he worked until joining Vitalpet in March of 2014. Special interests of his are falconry, avian and exotic medicine.
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Dr. Spillers is a San Antonio native and a graduate of the United State Air Force Academy. After having a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, he attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Spillers has always shown a great compassion for animals – both human and our furry, feathered & scaley friends. Over the past 40 years he has opened his home and heart to many children outside of his own, six kids; providing them with a stable, loving family environment and support when they’ve needed it most. With the curiosity of a cat, he has shared his intrigue for life, music, science and sports to encourage and mold each child into confident adults, engaged with life, family and community.
It is sometimes said that the veterinarian is the “Other Family Doctor”. Dr. Spillers proudly took the helm of Town & Country Veterinary Hospital in 2003 to continue the honored tradition (since 1968) of providing medical services for our community’s many animal family members. He has expanded Town & Country Veterinary Hospital to provide caring medical, surgical, grooming, and boarding services 24 hours a day in order to serve our diverse community.
Dr. Spillers’ favorite, cute, furry, canine daughter “Ginny” is often at the hospital to greet and entertain clients.
Graduating Cum Laude from TAMU, Dr. Macias was an outstanding study of medicine and is an outstanding doctor. This Aggie joins us from Progreso, TX in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Macias’ calm and thoughtful manner has been a constant comfort to our pet owners. Her thirst for both knowledge and understanding has driven her to treat every patient with the best care.
Dr. Macias’ two Beagles, “Pickles” and “Gracie” have a special place in her heart, but they have recently had to make room in her heart and home for her newborn daughter. She enjoys the daily challenge of veterinary medicine and will give your pet the time and attention they deserve from their vet.
Dr. Manning practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
A native Texan, from Corsicana, Dr. Manning joined us in San Antonio in 2011. He attended Texas A&M for both his undergrad and Veterinary degrees.
Dr. Manning has a special interest in “integrated medicine” (a mix of western medicine with acupuncture, herbology and energy healing) for a more holistic approach. His acupuncture expertise enhances Town & Country’s medical repertoire available for our patients and offers other options when conventional medications aren’t a complete solution to a pet’s health problem.
When at the age of 4 he watched a veterinarian perform a “miracle” on a cow, bringing it “back to life,” a spark was lit inside the young John Manning. This incredible experience is a large part of what made him the dedicated doctor that he is today. When not at work you can find Dr. Manning cheering on his son (the budding baseball star), playing guitar or practicing his swing on the golf course. He is a member of both TVMA and AVMA. His well-rounded approach to medicine helps this friendly Texan care for your pets and find solutions for your companion’s health that fit with your family.
Dr. Garza practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
Dr. Albeisa Rut Garza was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She is married to David Garza and together they have four, beautiful girls. She attended the University of Texas – Pan American for her undergraduate studies. There she obtained a bachelors degree in Pre-medical biology and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Garza taught high school biology and chemistry for about three years before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Garza became a veterinarian when she realized her passion to always help animals in their time of need. She believes that being a veterinarian allows her to keep humanity safe from zoonotic diseases by practicing veterinary medicine and providing care for their animals. She has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. What she likes most about veterinary medicine is that it allows her to be an advocate for animals who are unable to speak for themselves. Her hobbies and favorite past time includes scrapbooking, decorations, and spending time with family. She has two adorable pets; Milkshake, a 7 year old Cocker Spaniel and Violet, a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier.
Dr. Lutmer practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
Dr. Lutmer has always had a connection with and love of animals. She finds great satisfaction and joy out of small animal veterinary medicine, and has an additional passion for wildlife conservation. Both of these interests drive her to be an advocate for animals, helping the “helpless.” Veterinary medicine also allows her to foster strong bonds between animals and their people. This is an important aspect of the profession, both rewarding and motivating Dr. Lutmer.
Originally from Sylva, NC, Dr. Lutmer attended Davidson College for undergrad and received her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University. She enjoys an added emphasis on feline medicine and exotics. A member of TVMA, AVMA and AAFP, she enjoys the companionship of her two kitties, Trogdor and Frankie. Dr. Lutmer joined us at Town & Country in June of 2013.
Dr. Naranjo practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
A native Texan from Corpus Christi, Dr. Naranjo attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi for her undergrad and continued onto Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since the age of 5, Dr. Naranjo aspired to be a Veterinarian. She became a Veterinarian to help make our furry friends healthier. She sees animals as much more than pets; she sees them as part of the family. One of Dr. Naranjo’s favorite aspects of Veterinary Medicine is emergency care. With emergencies, you never know what is going to walk in. There is great satisfaction in knowing that you helped an animal get back onto the road of recovery. Not only does she have a special affinity for emergency care, but also strongly values the importance of preventative care for our pets.
Dr. Naranjo understands how we connect with our furry family friends. She will show your pets the love and respect that they deserve. A little known fact – in addition to being a great doctor, she is a regular “Martha Stewart”; flexing her artistic muscle outside of the hospital with scrapbooking, baking, and decorating.
Dr. Naranjo is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Weston practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
A California native, Dr. Weston has been in San Antonio since July 2013. She obtained a BS in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California before attending the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (the bicycle capital of California). There she focused on the treatment and care for small animal, zoological and exotic species. Furry, feathered or scaled, Dr. Weston loves working with all species of animals and has a particular interest in exotics, and emergency and critical care. Having 3 black and white cats; Minew -13 yr old, Mia- 8 yrs old, and Keyser Soze- 6 yr old, Dr. Weston also has a 6 foot long Red Tail Boa Constrictor named Rooi who is 4 years old.
Prior to starting veterinary school Dr. Weston participated in volunteer work in Namibia and South Africa to promote conservation of African wildlife. There she worked with a variety of dangerous species including cheetahs, lions, leopards, baboons, great white sharks, as well as an unruly British man, Gary, whom she later imported into the U.S. and adopted as her husband. Dr. Weston is a member of the AVMA, TVMA, and CVMA. And on the rare occasion of free time, she enjoys scuba diving, martial arts, soccer, spending quality time with her pets and listening to her handsome husband’s amazing accent!
Dr. Schmidt practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
Dr. Mikeline Schmidt was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to San Antonio after graduation. She received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Texas A&M Galveston and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending her time off her with her fiance, Josh, and two dogs, Misty Mae and Trigger. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling.
Dr. Martinez practices at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital Bandera Rd.
Dr. Clarissa Martinez was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She received her B.S. in Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Martinez traveled the island of St. Kitts, where she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After briefly practicing general medicine in Laredo, Dr. Martinez completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia.
It was at Ross University where she met her fiancé Dr. Christopher Trust. Both reside in San Antonio with their dogs Raven and Zoe. Dr. Martinez enjoys dancing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, traveling, movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and 4-legged kids.
Dr. Gilbert practices at Eastex Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Gilbert recently moved to Texas having spent the last 12 years as the owner/sole practitioner of her own clinic in Florence, Alabama where she focused on companion animal health. Not only was she born and raised in Alabama, she also attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal & Dairy Science in 1995, then her DVM in 1998 from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
At home she has one dog, a boxer named Kramer and a horse named Dun in chocolate, aka Dunny, that she competes in Beginner Novice Eventing.