TexVetPets Peer Reviewers

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, DACVB

tvp-author-beaver-bonnieCollege Station, Texas

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, DACVB, is graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in College Station, Texas. Dr. Beaver is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Beaver is internationally recognized for her work in the normal and abnormal behaviors of animals. She has given over 250 scientific presentations on subjects of animal behavior, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond, as well as discussed many areas of veterinary medicine for the public media. In addition, she has authored over 150 scientific articles and has nine published books. Dr. Beaver is a member of numerous local, state, and national professional organizations and has served as president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, the American College of Animal Welfare, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Suzanne Brown, DVM

tvp-authors-brown-suzanneBelton, Texas

Suzanne Brown, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Belton, Texas. Dr. Brown practices at Belton Small Animal Clinic and Central Texas Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound, a mobile ultrasound business that serves the Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. Additionally, Dr. Brown is the president of the Animal Emergency Center of Temple-Belton. She has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound, cardiology and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys reading, international travel and spending time with her family.

Cindy Carter, DVM

tvp-author-carter-cindyAustin, Texas

Cindy Carter, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Austin, Texas. Dr. Carter currently practices at Austin Corner Vet. She also does veterinary relief work for over 16 hospitals in and around the Austin area. In her free time, Dr. Carter enjoys outdoor activities, yoga and volunteer work.

Jeff Chalkley, DVM

tvp-author-chalkley-jeffHouston, Texas

Jeff Chalkey, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Houston, Texas. Dr. Chalkley practices at Westbury Animal Hospital where his favorite aspect of his work is helping clients. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking.

Jessica Colborn, DVM

tvp-author-colborn-jessicaMagnolia, Texas

Jessica Colborn, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Magnolia, Texas. Dr. Colborn practices as a relief and emergency veterinarian. She is particularly interested in dermatology, soft tissue surgery and emergency and critical care. Dr. Colborn also enjoys working with senior pets and looking for ways to improve their quality of life. She is a member of the American Heartworm Society and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. In her free time, Dr. Colborn enjoys swimming, hiking, camping and gardening with her husband and daughter. Their family also includes a standard poodle, Phoebe, and Simon, a boxer puppy.

Jason Collins, DVM

tvp-author-collins-jasonFt. Worth, Texas

Jason Collins, DVM, is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Ft. Worth, Texas. Dr. Collins practices at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital where his favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are surgery and dermatology. Dr. Collins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the treasurer for the Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with his family.

Wendy Dearixon, DVM

tvp-author-dearixon-wendyDallas, Texas

Wendy Dearixon, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Dearixon practices at Vickery Place Animal Hospital where she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and diagnostic ultrasonography. In her free time, Dr. Dearixon enjoys horseback riding, jogging and spending time outdoors with her husband and three children.

Dustin Dees, DVM

tvp-author-dees-dustinAustin, Texas

Dustin Dees, DVM, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Austin, Texas. He practices at Eye Care for Animals where his specialty is ophthalmology and ocular research. In his free time, Dr. Dees enjoys hiking, gardening and playing the guitar.

Brandon Dominguez, DVM

tvp-author-dominguez-brandonCollege Station, Texas

Brandon Dominguez, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in College Station, Texas. Dr. Dominguez works for the college as part of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He enjoys broadening individual animal problems to populations, incorporating aspects of environmental and human health. In his free time, Dr. Dominguez enjoys spending time with his family.

Carol Eddy, DVM

tvp-author-eddy-carolCorinth, Texas

Carol Eddy, DVM, is a graduate of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Corinth, Texas. Dr. Eddy practices at Corinth Veterinary Clinic. Of her work, she says, “I love general practice because I enjoy seeing my patients from puppies and kittens all the way into their senior years. I feel privileged that clients allow my staff and me to be a part of their lives!” In her free time, Dr. Eddy enjoys running, cycling, watching her daughter play soccer, and spending time with her husband, daughter and their dog, Sally.

Elizabeth Fowler, DVM

tvp-author-fowler-elizabethNew Braunfels, Texas

Elizabeth Fowler, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in New Braunfels, Texas. Dr. Fowler practices at County Line Veterinary Clinic. She practices small animal medicine and particularly enjoys internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Fowler enjoys hiking, cooking and reading.

Tam Garland, DVM, PhD, DABVT

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College Station, TX

Tam Garland, DVM, PhD, DABVT, is a graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory who lives in College Station, Texas. Dr. Garland practices at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory where she enjoys being a “disease detective” and helping her clients and those who call the lab.

Emily Gaugh, DVM

tvp-author-gaugh-emilyHouston, Texas

Emily Gaugh, DVM, is a graduate of Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Houston, Texas. Dr. Gaugh practices at Westbury Animal Hospital. She has a special interest in critical care and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Dr. Gaugh enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog.

Eleanor Green, DVM

tvp-author-green-eleanorCollege Station, Texas

Eleanor Green, DVM lives in Millican, Texas and currently works at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Green got her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Florida, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University. She specializes in internal medicine and general practice of equine. In her free time, Dr. Green enjoys riding and showing horses

David Heflin, DVM

tvp-author-heflin-davidMission, Texas

David Heflin, DVM works at Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, Texas. Dr. Heflin lives in McAllen, Texas. He is especially interested in the use of ultrasound in veterinary medicine. In his free time, Dr. Heflin enjoys fishing, hiking, golfing, skiing and anything that involves sunshine.

 

Jennifer Hennessey, DVM, CVJ

tvp-author-hennessey-jenniferCypress, Texas

Jennifer Hennessey, DVM, CVJ, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Cypress, Texas. Dr. Hennessey practices at Animal ER of Northwest Houston, where she is the practice owner. She has extensive experience in emergency and critical care, with a special interest in toxicology, trauma stabilization and shock management. In her free time, Dr. Hennessey is a bodybuilding competitor and fitness model. She is also a certified veterinary journalist, and makes regular appearances on local news programs. “I enjoy sharing information about animal medical injury prevention via journalism to help Texas pet families keep their furry friends safe,” said Dr. Hennessey.

Julaine Hunter, DVM

tvp-author-hunter-julaineFrisco, Texas

Julaine Hunter, DVM, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Frisco, Texas. Dr. Hunter is the co-owner and co-founder of LazyPaw Animal Hospitals, as well as the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hunter performs primarily elective and emergency soft tissue surgery, providing her canine and feline patients preventative wellness care. She particularly enjoys the challenges presented by small animal internal medicine cases. Of her practice, Dr. Hunter states, “We educate and involve our veterinary clients in the care of their pets. This is to assure that they can provide the ideal home environment to maintain their pets’ health as well as to guarantee that at-home care requirements are understood and are attainable.” In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dabbling in photography and volunteering at a local equine therapeutic riding center.

Michael Joyner, DVM

tvp-author-joyner-michaelKilleen, Texas

Michael Joyner, DVM, is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Killeen, Texas. Dr. Joyner practices at East Lake Veterinary Center where he has a special interest in exotic and pocket pet species, as well as laser therapy and surgery. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming and horseback riding.

Larry Kimberlin, DVM

tvp-author-kimberlin-larryGreenville, Texas

Larry Kimberlin, DVM, is a gradate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Greenville, Texas. Dr. Kimberlin practices at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic and Northeast Texas Veterinary Dental Center, where he specializes in dentistry and orthopedic surgery. In his free time, Dr. Kimberlin enjoys golfing, racquetball, and designing and building veterinary instruments. Of his career, Dr. Kimberlin says, “I have the greatest job in the world!”

Laura Lason, DVM

tvp-author-lason-lauraFlower Mound, Texas

Laura Lason, DVM, is a graduate of Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Flower Mound, Texas. Dr. Lason practices at House Paws Veterinary House Calls, a mobile practice. “My favorite part of practice is treating the pets in their own home, and discussing training to ensure happy pets and families,” she said. In her free time, Dr. Lason enjoys scrapbooking, going to her book club, gardening and volunteering for her children’s schools. She includes a golden retriever, Schooner, and a rescue dachshund, Decker, as a part of her family.

Rosemary Lindsey, DVM

tvp-author-lindsey-rosemaryFort Worth, Texas

Rosemary Lindsey, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Lindsey practices at La Paloma Small Animal Hospital and Chuck Silox Animal Care and Control, and her specialty is feline medicine. In her free time, Dr. Lindsey enjoys reading, playing video games, needlework and playing with her grandsons.

Jodi Long, DVM

tvp-author-long-jodiHouston, Texas

Jodi Long, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Angleton, Texas. She has a master of agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Long is a partner veterinarian at Bay Glen Animal Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is a member of AVMA, TVMA and Harris County VMA, and is the current chairman of the TVMA Ethics & Grievance Committee.

Glennon Mays, DVM

tvp-author-mays-glennonCollege Station, Texas

Glennon Mays, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in College Station, Texas. Dr. Mays is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Some of his favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are dentistry, toxicology, epidemiology, communication, small and large animal medicine and surgery and sharing knowledge with students. In his free time, Dr. Mays enjoys spending time with his wife, adult children and grandchildren. He also enjoys singing and playing music, reading, gardening and spending time outdoors. “After a three-decade professional career in small town, central Texas, I have been blessed to receive my dream shot of teaching students in the professional curriculum at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M,” said Dr. Mays. “This profession has been so generous to me and my family, and I can’t wait to begin each morning with my students.”

Mary Sue McGovern, DVM

Houston, Texas

Mary Sue McGovern, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Houston, Texas. Dr. McGovern owned her own practice in Magnolia, Texas from 1980 through 2010. Her specialties include equine medicine, equine reproduction and small animal emergency medicine. In her free time, Dr. McGovern enjoys cycling, reading, traveling, language classes, cooking and photography. She also volunteers at a museum and is on the board of a film non-profit organization. Of her career in veterinary medicine, Dr. McGovern says, “I believe my range of experiences and observation is valuable and I continue to give back to my profession. The practice of veterinary medicine has been very fulfilling.”

Michael McLaughlin, DVM

tvp-author-mclaughlin-michaelPlano, Texas

Michael McLaughlin, DVM, is a graduate of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in a northeast suburb of Dallas. Dr. McLaughlin practices at Panther Park Animal Hospital in Plano, Texas. His favorite part of his work is seeing when a sick pet responds successfully to treatment. In his free time, Dr. McLaughlin enjoys writing articles, collecting movies and doing yard work.

Christine New, DVM

tvp-author-new-christineDallas, Texas

Christine New, DVM graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and practices at Hillside Veterinary Clinic in Dallas. Dr. New is a member of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and Collin County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. New enjoys all areas of small animal medicine, particularly emergency medicine. She is also particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, toxicology and pain management. In her free time, Dr. New enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Dallas’ children venues with her husband, son and daughter. She also enjoys cooking, crafting and relaxing with a good mystery novel on the couch with her two last miniature dachshunds, Oscar and Jack.

Debra Nossaman, DVM

tvp-author-nossaman-debraNorth Richland Hills, Texas

Debra Nossaman, DVM, is a graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in North Richland Hills, Texas. Dr. Nossaman is a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. She currently works at Dallas Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery located in Southlake, Texas. Dr. Nossaman’s specialty is dentistry and oral surgery. Of her specialty, Dr. Nossaman says, “My work in this field is very rewarding as it relieves discomfort and provides quality of life for so many pets who suffer in silence with oral pain.” In her free time, Dr. Nossaman enjoys caring for her four cats, two dogs and two horses, dressage, running and playing with her grandchildren.

Joseph Pamplin, DVM

tvp-author-pamplin-josephSan Antonio, Texas

Joseph Pamplin, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Pamplin works at Pleasanton Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Pamplin is a general practitioner with special interest in orthopedics and exotic species. In his free time, Dr. Pamplin enjoys shooting competitions and spending time with his kids.

Merten Pearson, DVM

tvp-author-pearson-mertenAmarillo, Texas

Merten G. Pearson, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Pearson practices at Noah’s Ark Pet Hospital and Pet Dental Center of Amarillo and is on the TVMA Board of Directors. He frequently performs surgery and dentistry, and he especially enjoys orthopedic surgery. Some highlights of his career include putting braces on a dog’s teeth, and performing two root canals on a lioness! In his free time, Dr. Pearson enjoys bicycling, exercising, gardening, collecting butterflies and serving in his church responsibilities. He spent two years as a missionary in Uruguay, South America, where he learned to speak Spanish, a skill he continues to use in his practice today. He and his wife, also a veterinarian, have two children. Of his wife, Dr. Pearson says, “We have very complementary skills. She is the medicine person in the family and I am the surgeon.”

Stacy Pritt, DVM

tvp-author-pritt-stacyRowlett, Texas

Stacy Pritt, DVM is a graduate of Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Rowlett, Texas. Dr. Pritt currently works at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She has earned a Master of Science degree from Amberton University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Pritt is a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare and has a special interest in pocket pet medicine. Dr. Pritt holds several leadership positions in the AVMA and other organizations. She frequently speaks on topics related to career development.

Jessica Quillivan, DVM

tvp-author-guillivan-jessicaMagnolia, Texas

Jessica Quillivan, DVM graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and now practices veterinary medicine at Shady Brook Animal Hospital. She loves practicing veterinary medicine and enjoys that each day is different and challenging in its own way. She enjoys communicating truthfully and openly with clients to help them with their pets, as well as build a relationship. In 2013, Dr. Quillivan served as the president of the Montgomery County VMA. She is also on the board of directors for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and is on the AAHA Animal Ethics and Welfare Committee. She is also a member of her local Rotary Club and believes in service above self. Dr. Quillivan lives in Magnolia, Texas with her husband, son, three dogs, four cats and two horses. In her free time, she enjoys running, walking her dogs and dressage with her horse, Odin. She completed her first Tough Mudder last year!

Mary Newell Sanders, DVM

tvp-author-sanders-maryBellville, Texas

Mary Newell Sanders, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Bellville, Texas. Dr. Sanders practices at Marek Veterinary Clinics in Bellville and Sealy, Texas. Her specialties are soft tissue surgery and small animal internal medicine. She and her husband have four daughters. In her free time, Dr. Sanders enjoys running, reading and participating in equestrian three-day events.

Jacquelyn Schrock, DVM

tvp-author-schrock-jacquelynFulshear, Texas

Jacquelyn Schrock, DVM, is a graduate of Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Fulshear, Texas. Dr. Schrock is the Medical Director for Banfield Pet Hospital in south Houston, where she especially enjoys preventative care and internal medicine, especially when they go hand-in-hand. In her free time, Dr. Schrock dabbles in painting mixed media abstract art and running. She’s currently working toward participating in her first 10K. Dr. Schrock’s family consists of her husband, one child, one dog and two cats.

Leslie Sirmons, DVM

tvp-author-sirmons-leslieMcDade, Texas

Leslie Sirmons, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in McDade, Texas. Dr. Sirmons is a companion animal general practitioner and practices at Elgin Family Pet Center. Dr. Sirmons earned TVMA’s Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year Award in 2013. In her free time, Dr. Sirmons enjoys participating in triathlons, snow skiing and spending time with her family.

Joshua Smith, DVM

tvp-author-smith-joshuaDallas, Texas

Joshua Smith, DVM, is a graduate of St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Frisco, Texas. He practices at Campbell Village Veterinary Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Smith particularly enjoys the surgery, cardiology and neurology aspects of veterinary medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Texas Rangers baseball, Aggie football and golfing.

Hillary Olin Smith, DVM

tvp-author-smith-hillary-olinNavasota, Texas

Hillary Olin Smith, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Navasota, Texas. She works for three different practices: Hempstead Veterinary Clinic in Hempstead, Texas; Waller Veterinary Clinic in Waller, Texas; and Beard-Navasota Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Smith especially enjoys feline medicine, soft tissue surgery and all aspects of bovine practice. As a mother of young twins, she enjoys spending most of her free time with them. Dr. Smith also enjoys reading, cross-stitching and doing crossword puzzles.

Tess Sykes, DVM

tvp-author-sykes-tessCypress, Texas

Tess Sykes, DVM graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Cypress, Texas and practices at North Houston Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Sykes specializes in small animal medicine and is a surgery intern. She aims to pursue a career in cardiovascular research. She recently learned to play golf and is hooked! In her free time, she also enjoys spoiling her golden retriever and Greater Swiss Mountain dog.

Stephanie Swanzy, DVM

tvp-author-swanzy-stephanieAustin, Texas

Stephanie Swanzy, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Austin, Texas. Dr. Swanzy practices at Anderson Mill Animal Clinic where she specializes in feline medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and cooking.

Lori Teller, DVM

tvp-authors-teller-loriHouston, Texas

Lori Teller, DVM is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Houston, Texas. She practices at Meyerland Animal Clinic. Dr. Teller is board-certified by, and a diplomate of, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine and feline medicine. Additionally, Dr. Teller served as president of TVMA in 2010. She especially enjoys cytology and treating internal medicine cases, particularly gastrointestinal, liver and urinary problems. When she’s lucky enough to get some free time on her hands, Dr. Teller enjoys going to the gym, Pilates, reading and spending time with her son, friends, dogs and cats. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, where they can explore new places and cultures, and drink wine.

Celeste Treadway, DVM

tvp-author-treadway-celesteLeander, Texas

Celeste Treadway, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Leander, Texas. Dr. Treadway practices at Lakeline Animal Care in Austin. In her practice, Dr. Treadway has a special interest in emergency and critical care, along with feline medicine. In her free time, she enjoys trail running and hiking, yoga, boating and other water activities, and spending time with her family. “I grew up as an Army brat and have lived in numerous different states and countries, but I am so happy to have made settled into my (hopefully) final home in the beautiful Texas Hill country!” said Dr. Treadway.

Nancy Turner, DVM

tvp-authors-turner-nancyDallas, Texas

Nancy Turner, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Turner practices at HEAL Veterinary Hospital in Dallas. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are behavior, nutrition, preventative medicine, internal medicine, client education and outreach. In her free time, Dr. Turner enjoys being with friends and family, watching and playing sports, seeing live music, traveling and reading.

John Unflat, DVM

tvp-author-unflat-johnAustin, Texas

John Unflat, DVM is a graduate of Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine and lives in Austin, Texas. Dr. Unflat does relief veterinary work in Austin, and also regularly practices at Barton Creek Animal Clinic and Companion Animal Hospital. His website is located at www.unflatvet.com. Dr. Unflat’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are performing soft tissue surgery, challenging medical cases and helping people with their new puppies and kittens. In his free time, Dr. Unflat enjoys hunting, fishing, household projects, watching a good movie, reading a good book, and spending time with his children, wife and friends.

Kristen Ussery, DVM

tvp-author-ussery-kristenMarble Falls, Texas

Kristen Ussery, DVM, is a graduate of Louisiana State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Austin, Texas. Dr. Ussery practices at Hope Animal Clinic in Marble Falls, where she has a special interest in geriatric care and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Ussery enjoys playing video games, yoga, horseback riding and reading.

Lynsey Wagner, DVM

tvp-author-wagner-lynseySan Antonio, Texas

Lynsey Wagner, DVM, DACVO, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Wagner is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who practices at South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology. In her free time, Dr. Wagner enjoys spending time with her husband and family, staying fit, keeping up with Aggie football, watching movies, reading and two-stepping!

Karen Werner, DVM

tvp-author-werner-karenHouston, Texas

Karen Werner, DVM, is a graduate of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Houston, Texas. Dr. Werner practices at Meyerland Animal Clinic in Houston. She especially enjoys working on dermatology, cardiology, gastrointestinal and pain management cases. Of her work, Dr. Werner said, “I enjoy building a relationship with pets and their owners on a long-term basis.” In her free time, she enjoys gardening, traveling and needlepoint.

Jamie Whittenburg, DVM

tvp-author-whittenburg-jamieLubbock, Texas

Jamie Whittenburg, DVM, is a graduate of Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine and completed post-graduate training at Texas A&M University. Dr. Whittenburg opened her own clinic, Kingsgate Animal Hospital, in 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to attending veterinary school, she spent years working as a veterinary technician in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex-area in both small animal and equine clinics. In her free time, Dr. Whittenburg enjoys reading, outdoor activities and spending time with friends and her adorable young daughter.

Virginia Williams, DVM

tvp-author-williams-virginiaLago Vista, Texas

Virginia Williams, DVM, is a graduate of Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Lago Vista, Texas. Dr. Williams practices at Lago Vista Animal Clinic, which she founded in 1994. Her favorite aspect of her work is developing long-term relationships with clients, their families and their pets. In her free time, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her family, and spending time outdoors, especially at the lake or beach.

James Wright, DVM MPVM

tvp-author-wright-jamesTyler, Texas

James Wright, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and has also earned a Master of Preventative Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wright dedicated 22 years of service in the US Air Force, in which he gained experience with disaster preparedness, food safety and communicable disease epidemiology. Dr. Wright has also worked as a regional Meat Safety Assurance Veterinary for the Department of State Health Services and a zoonosis veterinarian in the department’s zoonosis control program. In 2010, he was awarded the TVMA Distinguished Career Achievement Award and in 2013 was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wright is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and its Epidemiology Specialty. In his free time, Dr. Wright enjoys going to the gym, playing racquetball, welding projects and spending time with his wife and grandchildren.

Audrey Yu-Speight, DVM

tvp-author-yu-speight-audreyAustin, Texas

Audrey Yu-Speight, DVM, is a graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine who lives in Austin, Texas. Dr. Yu-Speight is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) and practices at Veterinary Eye Center, which she founded in Austin. While earning her bachelor of science and master of science degrees at Stanford University, her areas of research included surface chemistry and drug process purification, and she continues to have a special interest in pharmacology and technology. Dr. Yu-Speight has received awards in public service, pharmacology, physiology and nutrition. In her free time she enjoys music and spending time with her family and outdoors.