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. Brent 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. 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. Buck VanTrease practices at Eastex Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Buck VanTrease is a 1984 graduate of Kansas State University. He spent 20 years in Phoenix, AZ, where he worked developing his skills as an associate and later as an owner of a practice he started. The last ten years, he owned a very successful practice in Austin, TX. It is here that he trained with top surgeons in the country to develop advanced surgical skills such as knee and fracture repairs as well as difficult abdominal surgeries associated with the gall bladder and operable cancers. Dr. VanTrease is a father of three great children, James, CeCe and Billie Kaye. They all have the love of animals their father has and compete nationally in equine events. CeCe is showing interest in following in her father’s footsteps.
Coming to VitalPet and specifically Eastex Veterinary Clinic, was because Dr. VanTrease saw that VitalPet is absolutely committed to bringing the finest and latest in surgery as well as medicine to the clients and pets they serve. Simply, VitalPet is doing what everyone else wanted to do. Dr. VanTrease’s vast experience with every aspect of veterinary medicine, especially surgery, and his passion for the profession he serves will be a tremendous addition to Eastex. His arrival is just another example of how VitalPet-Eastex Veterinary Clinic is committed to providing you the best doctors and staff there is, who will give your pet the finest and most update to date care you expect.
Dr. Cole was born and raised in Plano, TX, and is glad to be back home after being gone for eight years. She knew since she was seven years old that she was meant to work with animals, and was determined to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Texas Tech in 2009 with a degree in Animal Science, and was awarded the senior academic award. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, she entered the veterinary world. After four more years of hard studying, she graduated from Texas A&M University Veterinary School in 2013. Dr. Cole has four cats that keep her constantly busy at home. In her spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys working outside in her garden, cooking, or catching up on her reading. Dr. Cole has a special interest in dermatology, Canine and Feline Internal medicine, and physical rehabilitation. She is a member of several professional veterinary organizations including, TVMA, AVMA and VIN.
Dr. Vance grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She majored in biochemistry and received her bachelor’s degree at Angelo State University. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 with her doctorate. She and her husband have two rambunctious dogs, Bosco and Jack, and are expecting their first child. She spends her free time reading, watching movies, doing logic puzzles, and spending time with her family.
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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 Fry practices at Hope Animal Clinic
David Fry, DVM knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he was a child. A native Texan, he spent a lot of time watching vets take care of the horses and cattle on both his father’s and grandfather’s Hill Country ranches. Years later, a determined David Fry worked his way through college while managing a 250-head cattle ranch, being a Texas A&M letterman football player, and studying to become a licensed veterinarian. After graduating in 1998 from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, he was a co-owner of a sizeable, successful large animal practice in Navasota.
He followed his dream of coming home to the Hill Country to start his personal, mobile practice. Now, Dr. Fry has joined Hope Animal Clinic to assist the Clinic and doctors with their large animal clients. We are very excited to have him as part of our team.
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. Emily Todd practices at Stone Oak Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Emily Todd grew up on a ranch in East Texas surrounded by a menagerie of animals: dogs, cats, parrots, goats, cattle, hogs, horses, chickens, emus, and a deer farm! She received a B.S. in Animal Science at Texas A&M University and graduated from Mississippi
State Veterinary School in May of 2013.
Dr. Todd has a special interest in radiology, dermatology, soft tissue/orthopedic surgeries and internal medicine. In her last year at Mississippi State, she won the ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence in Veterinary Internal Medicine, presented for her Neurology rotation. She is currently taking the IVAS certification course in Acupuncture and is excited about implementing alternative medicine to her patients.
Dr. Todd’s hobbies include music, reading, the great outdoors, Pilates, cooking, and playing with her 9 nieces and nephews!
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. John Roberts practices at Preston Forest Animal Hospital
Dr. John Roberts received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. His special interests include ophthalmology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and feline medicine.
Prior to joining Preston Forest Animal Hospital he worked in several large hospitals throughout the north Texas area. He is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and The International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. In March of 2001, Dr. Roberts joined the United States Army Reserve. He currently holds the rank of Major and is attached to a Civil Affairs Battalion. He has deployed to Iraq, Honduras, Ecuador and Peru.
Whenever he has spare time, you’re likely to find Dr. Roberts biking or running around White Rock Lake preparing for his next triathlon.
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!
Dr. Kristen Userry practices at Hope Animal Clinic
Dr. Kristen Ussery grew up in Northwest Arkansas. She attended college at the University of Central Arkansas. From there she received a BA in Biology and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. While attending undergrad she worked for a busy mixed animal practice. Dr. Kristen graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary medicine in 2011. At LSU she focused on mixed animal practice.
Partner, Medical Director
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.
Dr. Lauren Leckie practices at Huebner Oaks Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Leckie received a degree in Biology from The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio in 2005. She 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. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and exercising. She recently completed her very first half marathon and is looking forward to participating in more. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, pain management, and internal medicine.
Partner, Medical Director
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. .
Partner, Medical Director
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. Morgan Baskin practices at Kings Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Baskin grew up in Plano, Texas and Miami, Florida. She received her B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science in 1998, her M.S. in zoological studies in 1999, and D.V.M. in 2003 from Auburn University. She spent her first two years as a veterinarian in Victoria, Texas where she practiced small animal and emergency medicine. She then got married and decided to take a job with more traditional hours at Neartown Animal Clinic in the Downtown/Montrose area of Houston.
Dr. Baskin recently had her first child which caused her and her husband decide to move to the more family friendly area of Humble, Texas. Dr. Baskin has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. She has two rescue dogs, Lucy, a beagle mix, and Shiner, a Doberman mix.
Dr. Perry White practices at 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.
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.
Partner, Medical Director
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
Dr. W. Scott Mays practices at Frisco Veterinary Center
Owner of Pet Medical Center in Frisco & All Pet Care Center in Prosper. Born and raised in Frisco, Texas, he graduated from Frisco High School and is a 5th generation Friscoite . He and wife Janis currently reside in Celina where they have a set of twins (1 boy, 1 girl). Dr Mays has 2 older children who also graduated from Frisco High School.
Dr. Mays studied Biological Medical Science and attended the College of Veterinary Medicine while at Texas A & M University. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1976. He Practiced in southern and northern California, Houston, and Irving before returning home to Frisco. He began his Frisco practice in 1982.
An avid outdoors man, Dr Mays is environmentally conscious and is involved with numerous animal rescue groups. He is dedicated to continually improving and strengthening the human-animal bond , and to the deliverance of progressive veterinary medicine.
He primarily works in the Frisco location but as time allows hopes to help in our Prosper location.
Partner, Medical Director
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.”
Partner, Medical Director
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.