Dr. Cassi K. Pettyjohn, B.S., D.V.M., Veterinarian/Practice Owner
Dr. Cassi Pettyjohn grew up in a small town in Southwest Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and in 2006 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation, Dr. Pettyjohn pursued a career in equine medicine, which took her to the great states of Iowa, Virginia, and Texas. After moving to the Houston area, Dr. Pettyjohn began to specialize in small animal medicine. Her special interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry.
She is married with 2 children, two miniature Australian Shepherds (Ankiel and Molina), one cat (Pudge) —all her animals are named after Major League Baseball Players. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping her husband around the farm.
Dr. Mandy Hall, DVM, MPH, Veterinarian
Dr. Hall grew up in Magnolia, TX, and couldn't wait to come back to south Texas after veterinary school! She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2009 from St. Edward's University in Austin with the hope of being a journalist, but decided soon after how much she loved veterinary medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree as well as a Master's of Public Health degree from Oklahoma State University in May 2016.
Her special interests include clinical pathology, parasitology, and neurologic disease. She is also highly experience with zoonotic and foreign animal disease through her public health background.
Dr. Hall is married to Trevor Hall, another Houston native, and they have two beautiful fur-children: Perry and Bruce Banner. She and her husband enjoy going to see live music and theatre, especially local artists, and like any good Texan, they love to eat.
Mandy Spence, B.S., Practice Manager
Mandy graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1994. After graduating from college, she moved back to her childhood home in Willis.
She currently lives in the Woodlands with her husband, daughter, and pets, which include dogs, cats, fish, and snakes.
Lauren, Veterinary Technician/Parasitology Advocate
Lauren, a native Texan, graduated from Willis High School in 1998. She lives with her husband and their son. Lauren’s lifelong love for animals led her to volunteer at various animal shelters and in 2009 she became a veterinary technician. Lauren is our patient advocate and knowledgeable about parasitology, the study of animal parasites. With a special love for Chihuahuas, Lauren is skilled in their handling and behavior.
Lauren loves reading, going to the movies and spending time with her family on the "mini farm" of dogs, cats, and pet rat.
Alicia, Veterinary Technician
Alicia grew up in Sugar Land where her love of animals started her in the veterinary field at the age of 13. She started out working summers at a vet clinic cleaning kennels and doing odd jobs around the clinic for no pay. She was "hooked" after that and has continued to work in this field for the last 25 years as a vet tech in various types of hospitals- from emergency medicine to specialty medicine to day practice clinics. Alicia loves all facets of veterinary medicine, but her favorite part is getting to know the clients and forming a special bond with them and their animals.
When she is not at the clinic ensuring that things run smoothly for you and your pets, she enjoys time with her husband, Toby, her adorable son, Colton, and their five "furchildren"- Penny, their amazing Australian Cattle Dog, Foxy, their other amazing Australian Cattle Dog, Cash, their amazing mutt, Boss, their 90-pound pit bull, and their cat, Door Mat (he was left out front of a clinic she worked at and ended up finish his "furrever" home within her family.
Maggie, Veterinary Technician/Client Care Specialist
Brenda, B.F.A., Client Care Specialist
Brenda was born and raised in a small Texas town. She attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a degree in Mass Communication. Brenda is excited to pursue a profession that combines her love for animals and hospitality.
She enjoys cooking and baking, tackling Pinterest projects, and celebrating holiday eves. She currently resides in Huntsville where her cats, Daisy & Duke, run the household.
Push, Goodwill Ambassador
Push is our resident cat. He came to us as an orphaned kitten in 2013. One of our clients found him on a golf course with a seemingly broken leg. During his exam, he persistently “pushed” the technicians’ hands for optimum pets and scratches, earning him his name.
Push’s road to recovery started off bumpy with the possibly of a leg amputation in his future. The technicians and veterinarians nursed Push back to health, and his broken leg healed on its own- perks of being a strong, feisty kitten!
If he’s not napping in his cat tower, Push loves begging for dog jerky treats, greets clients and patients, and loves to investigate carriers as well as oversized handbags.