Meet Our Staff

Dr. Cassi K. Pettyjohn, B.S., D.V.M.,
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Cassi K.  Pettyjohn, B.S., D.V.M.,

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. Mandy Hall, DVM, MPH,

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.

Dr. Benjamin Bedore, B.A., DVM
Veterinarian

Benjamin  Bedore

Dr. Bedore grew up in in a small town in central New York. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry from Vassar College in 2005. Deciding to leave the purely scientific route and enter veterinary medicine, he graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2011.

Pursuing his interest in exotic animal medicine, he worked under board certified avian specialists in Virginia and Ohio. He has worked with many species of birds, reptiles, and exotic companion mammals, and he still enjoys working with dogs and cats.

Dr. Bedore is married and has several cats and three horses. He had ferrets for over 10 years and is looking forward to adopting more once he is settled in Texas. His hobbies include fishing, beekeeping, and he has started building 18th century Kentucky longrifles.

Mandy Spence, B.S.,
Practice Manager

Mandy  Spence, B.S.,

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

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

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

Maggie

Maggie joined our team in 2015 but has been working in the veterinary field since 2007. She was born and raised in Kansas and has traveled all over the world. Maggie, along with her husband and daughter, moved to Conroe in 2012. Their home is filled with their two Pit Bulls, Pearl and Steel, yellow Labrador Aspen, Black Mouth Curr Ellie, a black cat named Whiskers and their two Pot Bellied Pigs Kirby and Lucy. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys spending time with husband and daughter hunting and riding their side by side down the trails.

Carrie
Veterinary Technician

Carrie

Originally born in Pittsburgh, P.A., Carrie moved to Texas as a child. She discovered her passion of caring for animals at the young age of 13. Together with her husband, they have rescued a variety of animals which they have adopted as their own. She is a graduate of the University of the West of Scotland with a Bachelor's in Bio-Medical Science. She entered into the veterinary field in 1998. She is adamant about giving the highest quality of care for all animals and finds her passion in speaking for those who can not speak for themselves.

Brenda, B.F.A.
Client Care Specialist

Brenda, B.F.A.

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.

Mitchell
Veterinary Assistant

Mitchell

Mitchell joined our team in October of 2017, but has been in the veterinary field since 2015. Mitchell grew up in Conroe, Texas where he spent most of his time being in the outdoors.

His love for animals began when he volunteered at a vet clinic at the age of 15, ever since then he has become caught up in veterinary medicine.

In his off time he enjoys being out in the wilderness, hunting or fishing. He has two furry kids- Sadie, a yellow lab and Bella, a silver lab. If he is not outdoors he is usually playing fetch with his pups or taking them to the woods with him.

Paige
Veterinary Assistant

Paige

Paige was born in the Woodlands and raised in Willis Texas. She has always had a special place in her heart for animals since she was a toddler. She owns two dogs and three horses that she loves very much. In her free time she's usually in the arena with her horses or out on Lake Conroe.

Megan
Veterinary Technician

Megan

Megan was born in good ole Conroe Texas. She graduated from Conroe High School in 2013. Her love of animals started from when she was a baby; her mom, Kadie, has shown Poodles her whole life and together they have bred and finished dozens of AKC champions. Her love for animals has no limits, from horses to dogs to everything in between. Her two puppies Ryker, a Catahoula, and Creed, a Pit Bull, are her pride and joy. She spends her free time with her daughter Lucasey Lynn and her fiance Adam. She loves spending time on the lake fishing and going to the mud park with her friends. Her love for the veterinary field has always been a strong passion of hers. She is so happy to wake up everyday and help each and every four-legged animal she meets.

Joshua

Joshua

Joshua was born in the Woodlands and raised in New Waverly under the same roof since he was brought home. He graduated from Willis high school in 2016 as part of the top twenty percent of his class. He participated in 4H and FFA raising both show pigs and goats. He has always had a passion for animals and their well-being. He is currently a certified veterinary assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and has been with us for almost a year now. Currently attending Sam Houston State University, he plans on transferring to a larger college to attend graduate school.

Push
Goodwill Ambassador

Push

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.