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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
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
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brooke Clark enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.
  • 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, two 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
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. Mike Ficklin is a doctor in our surgery service. He is seen here kneeling beside a large brown dog.
Mike Ficklin
DVM
Surgery
Mike Ficklin
DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mike Ficklin enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures and angular limb deformities.
  • 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. 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
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.
Photo coming soon.
Megan Harris
DVM
Critical Care
Megan Harris
DVM
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.
Photo coming soon.
Lindsey Harvey
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lindsey Harvey
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Toxicity and respiratory disease are two of Dr. Harvey's favorite types of cases to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Dr. Harvey volunteers her time with a number of conservation organizations around the country and has worked with many big cat sanctuaries. She enjoys reading, cooking, baking, running and traveling. Lily is her lab mix.
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
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Hinton is particularly interested in surgical oncology, thoracoscopy, laparoscopy 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
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
Dr. Paige Kail is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Paige Kail
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Paige Kail’s favorite emergency cases include gastric dilatation volvulus, “your pet ate what?" foreign body removals, lacerations, polytrauma and management of diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Kail enjoys yoga, cooking and family time. She and her husband have two dogs, a Vizsla and a miniature dachshund, who they enjoy hiking with.
Dr. Courtney Meason-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Courtney Meason-Smith
PhD, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Courtney Meason-Smith
PhD, DVM
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 Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathobiology, 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
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. Marilyn Rumbaugh is board certified in large animal surgery and is currently part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Marilyn Rumbaugh
DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Emergency Medicine
Marilyn Rumbaugh
DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A board-certified large animal surgeon, Dr. Marilyn Rumbaugh is now an emergency clinician and finds it especially rewarding. Her interests include wound management and toxicology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Large Animal
  • Residency, Large Animal Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Equine Medicine & Surgery, Pioneer Equine Hospital, Oakdale CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Rumbaugh’s hobbies include horseback riding and CrossFit. She has four dogs and two horses.
Dr. Kathryn Salcetti is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kathryn Salcetti
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kathryn Salcetti
DVM
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)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Matthew Schmidt's particular clinical interests include gastroenterology, endocrine disease, calcium disorders, liver disease and others.
  • 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
Oncology
Elizabeth Snyder
DVM
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.
  • 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 travelling and spending time with friends and family. She has a husband, a son 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
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 time with her husband and two boys. The family has a standard poodle named Frederic and a Rhodesian ridgeback/black mouth cur mix named Dutch.

Technicians (VTS)

Amanda Wolfingbarger is a licensed veterinary technician with a board certification in emergency and critical care medicine.
Amanda Wolfingbarger
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Amanda Wolfingbarger
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Amanda loves that the veterinary industry is continually pushing for higher standards of care, like low stress handling of patients. She says that emergency medicine fits her perfectly, and she loves one-on-one intensive nursing care. Some of her favorite cases to treat include sepsis, parvovirus, feline urinary obstructions and mechanical ventilator patients. She loves being outdoors with her husband and two rescued dogs. The family also includes a cat.