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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Audrey Butts is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is outside with her border collie Stella.
Audrey Butts
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Audrey Butts
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Audrey Butts is part of our emergency medicine training for clinicians.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Butts is a wedding photographer, and she loves to travel. She and her agility-trained border collie Stella love going on adventures.
Brooke Clark is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is outside with two black labs.
Brooke Clark
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Brooke Clark
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brooke Clark enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. She especially enjoy transfusion medicine and managing coagulation disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Clark enjoys time with her husband, five children and black lab Skiff. She also enjoys fitness, water sports, hiking and attending her family’s large reunions.
Dr. Daphne Dodd is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Daphne Dodd
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Daphne Dodd
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Daphne Dodd is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds wound management particularly gratifying.
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Austin Equine Associates, TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Arts, Individualized Study, New York University
Dr. Dodd enjoys dancing, hiking, cooking, traveling and creating artwork. She considers a day spent outdoors with her Plott hound Hopkins a good day.
Dr. Casey Dropkin is a clinician in our internal medicine service.
Casey Dropkin
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Casey Dropkin
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Casey Dropkin enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but finds unusual endocrine conditions, kidney disease, liver disease and feline medicine particularly interesting to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Chemistry, Mathematics, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Dr. Dropkin enjoys touring cycling, backpacking, painting and mystery novels. She lives with three cats: Orlando, a domestic longhair; Julian, a domestic shorthair; and Antione, a retired national champion American shorthair as well as a chocolate Labrador named Duke.
Dr. Mike Ficklin is a doctor in our surgery service. He is seen here kneeling beside a large brown dog.
Mike Ficklin
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Mike Ficklin
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mike Ficklin enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He has a special interest in cruciate repair and minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (BluePearl), Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, Austin
An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Ficklin likes rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, running and skiing. He and his wife have a son, and the family shares their home with two German shorthaired pointers and a golden retriever.
Dr. Canny Fung is an intern in our surgical service.
Canny Fung
DVM
Surgery
Canny Fung
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Canny Fung is an intern in our surgical service. She is most interested in minimally invasive surgeries, orthopedics and skin and trauma reconstruction surgeries.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialist, Plainview, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, City University of New York - Hunter College, Manhattan
Dr. Fung has two pugs and enjoys traveling, bodybuilding, playing sports and visiting all of the Michelin star restaurants.
Dr. Courtney Gardner is a veterinarian in our emergency and critical care service. She is holding a gray schnauzer.
Courtney Gardner
DVM
Critical Care
Courtney Gardner
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Courtney Gardner enjoys all aspects of emergency & critical care and is especially interested in sepsis/SIRS, transfusion medicine for coagulopathies and/or anemia, traumatic injuries and toxicities.
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario
Outside of work, Dr. Gardner enjoys horseback riding, reading, cooking and crafting. Her family includes her husband, son and miniature schnauzer Ruby.
Dr. Megan Harris is a clinician in our critical care service.
Megan Harris
DVM
Critical Care
Megan Harris
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Megan Harris’ particular clinical interests include sepsis (a potentially life-threatening condition caused by a body’s response to infection), respiratory diseases and mechanical ventilation.
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Las Vegas, NV
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque NM
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair NJ
Lucy Gweniveire is Dr. Harris’ feline fur baby.
Dr. Laura Hinton is board certified in veterinary surgery. She is sitting on the floor with an Australian shepherd.
Laura Hinton
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Laura Hinton
DVM, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Hinton is particularly interested in surgical oncology, wound management, reconstruction and orthopedic conditions such as fractures, stifle disease, hip dysplasia and total hip replacements.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Hinton is a frequent volunteer at her church. She enjoys sports, both playing and watching, gardening, running, cycling and good barbecues. Reading fiction is a secret luxury for her as well as family time with her husband, son and daughter. Family pets include a can and an Australian shepherd.
Dr. Codee Hurst is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Codee Hurst
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Codee Hurst
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Houston Veterinary Specialist
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Ashif Majeed
DVM
Ashif Majeed
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ashif Majeed’s special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, and critical care. He enjoys performing endoscopies, ultrasounds, and radiographs and finds treating skin, eye, and ear conditions gratifying.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Dr. Majeed’s hobbies include reading about new techniques in medicine and surgery, history, and nature. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Dr. Scott Mash is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Scott Mash
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Scott Mash
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Scott Mash is particularly interested in emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine and neurology. He appreciates the complexity of emergency medicine and likes that each case presents an opportunity to learn. Dr. Mash enjoys working with pet owners, referring veterinarians and specialists to achieve the best outcome for patients and their families.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Mash’s hobbies include soccer, yoga, weight training and rock climbing. He enjoys going to breweries, reading, watching movies, spending time with friends and hanging out with his dog, Ferdi.
Dr. Courtney Meason-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Courtney Meason-Smith
DVM, PhD
Emergency Medicine
Courtney Meason-Smith
DVM, PhD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Courtney Meason-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. With her combined doctorate in pathobiology, she has a specific clinical interest in canine allergic skin conditions with secondary fungal infections.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Spring, TX
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Dr. Meason-Smith’s hobbies include cooking, gardening and home brewing. She and her husband have one daughter and two dogs.
Dr. Zachary Ragland is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians .
Zachary Ragland
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Zachary Ragland
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Zachary Ragland is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians and particularly enjoys treating respiratory emergencies.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture and Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Martin
An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Ragland especially likes to hike, kayak and camp.
Dr. Kathryn Salcetti is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kathryn Salcetti
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kathryn Salcetti
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
When it comes to emergency cases, Dr. Kathryn Salcetti thinks “the weirder, the better.” Her particular clinical interests include toxicities, hypoglycemia and acute abdomens.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Houston TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Salcetti enjoys weightlifting, yoga, racquetball step aerobics, travel, baking and gardening. Aedan and Charlie are her Siamese mix cats.
Dr. Matthew Schmidt is board certified in canine and feline practice. He is an emergency medicine veterinarian and holding a small black and white dog.
Matthew Schmidt
DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Internal Medicine
Matthew Schmidt
DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Matthew Schmidt's particular clinical interests include diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, endocrinology and cardiology.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Schmidt has been an active volunteer with a wildlife refuge and enjoys golf, fishing, church and family activities. His family includes his wife, four children and three dogs.
Dr. Elizabeth Wood Snyder is a veterinarian in our oncology service.
Elizabeth Snyder
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Elizabeth Snyder
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth Snyder is specifically interested in the use of novel chemotherapeutics, combination chemotherapy and innovative treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy. She finds designing treatment plans for pets and their families especially rewarding.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Internship, Oncology Clinical Trials, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Dr. Snyder enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She has a husband, son, daughter and two dogs.
Dr. Laurie Stephens is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care.
Laurie Stephens
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Laurie Stephens
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laurie Stephens' particular clinical interests include sepsis, anaphylaxis, polytrauma, and severe gastrointestinal disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Dr. Stephens enjoys working out, cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter. The family has a standard poodle named Frederic and a Rhodesian ridgeback/black mouth cur mix named Dutch.