Our Office

9501 Lakeview Parkway
(Across from LakePointe Hospital)
Rowlett, TX 75088
972-412-0101

Hours

M, T & Th:
7 AM - 8 PM

W & F:
7 AM - 6:30 PM

Sat:
8 AM-2 PM
New! Extended Saturday hours

Directions

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We Are an AAHA Accredited Hospital

AAHA Accredited veterinary practice

To become an AAHA hospital member, candidates must complete a 39-page self-assessment reviewing the hospital's services and facilities. Then, a trained AAHA practice consultant thoroughly evaluates the facility to be sure it complies with AAHA veterinary care standards. More information ...

Prescription Management Service

Vetsource Home Delivery

We are pleased to offer our clients home delivery of Hill's Pet Nutrition and medications. Just click the button above.

Our Staff

The staff at Animal Hospital of Rowlett is our greatest asset. Everyone at our hospital is dedicated to helping pet owners understand their pets and learn about preventive health care maintenance. All our staff are pet owners, pet lovers, and are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for you and your pet.

Continual training and weekly staff meetings keep the staff focused on client service, updates in medicine and diagnostics, and new products. The staff is continually challenging themselves and other team members to improve daily procedures, quality of care, record keeping, and devotion to animal comfort and well-being.


 Practice Manager

Christen LynchChristen Lynch low stress handler

Christen receives inspiration from art, music, and good company and is, in fact, quite an accomplished singer. She loves sushi, the sound of the acoustic guitar and wishes she knew how to snowboard. Christen obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communication from University of Oklahoma with minors in Criminology and Sociology.

When not at work, Christen can be found traveling with her husband Bret, her toddler Liam or walking her dog Bo, her coonhound/golden mix.

Christen is a Silver Level Certified Low Stress Handler and a member of VHMA.  She enjoys attending continuing education courses offered by AAHA, AAFP and other distinguished veterinary associations.  

Christen has been with us since 2008. You can contact Christen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Client Service Staff   

Victoria GanttVictoria Gantt

Victoria has 9 cats and would love to have a dog.  Her cats are Lily, Violet, Binx, Oscar, Mimzy, Yuki, Kiki, Mortomer, and Oliver.  Her favorite movie is The 5th Element and Dracula. 

Her favorite color is neon green and she can be found listening Evanessance.  On the weekends, she sleeps and on her nightstand you can find a chandelier lamp and 4 books.

She attended University of Texas at Dallas and obtained a Bachelor's in Literary Studies. She has been with us since December 2016.  

 

Meleah HumphreyMeleah Humphrey

Meleah has worked in veterinary medicine for two years. She attended UT Tyler and began a major in journalism that she would one day like to complete. Her favorite noise is the sound of her baby laughing and she loved the book "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler - one of her favorite comedians.

Her fridge is full of leftovers because she has a hubby that likes to cook and makes way more food than 2 people need! Meleah's favorite Sesame Street character is Snuffaluffagus and her first pet was J.R, a Papillon. Her car radio is always tuned to 105.3 because she is a huge Rangers baseball fan and her husband loves the Cowboys. She would love to travel to Greece or Ireland and her favorite Friends character is Phoebe.

Meleah has been with us since 2015.
 


Exam Room Assistants

Cassey NietoCassey Nieto, ERA Manager low stress handler

Cassey has worked in veterinary medicine for 1.5 years and lists parvo among one of the most difficult cases to treat.  Her favorite smell is sweets baking and hates the smell of vinegar.  Her first pet as a child was named Dryphus and Duncan was her first pet with her husband.  

Cassey has 3 kids, so naturally her car is usually on kid's music.  She wants to travel to Portugal and her favorite Friends character was Rachel.  Mexican food and sweets are  the way to Cassey's heart, along with allowing her time to crochet and sew.  Cassey is a silver level low stress handler.  

​  Cassey earned her bachelor's degree in theatre at West Texas A&M University. You can reach Cassey with any quetsions regarding your pet's visit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  She has been with us since 2015.

Andrea ShipleyAndrea Shipley, ERA low stress handler

Andrea has not worked in the veterinary medicine field for very long but she loves it so far.

If she weren’t in the veterinary field she would be an archaeologist.  Andrea is a Silver Level Low Stress Handler.

Andrea counts among her favorite moments the day she met her husband and counts sushi as one of her favorite foods. When not playing gold or hiking, you might find Andrea dreaming of one day climbing Mt. Everest.

 

Taryn Glowach

Taryn Glowach, ERAlow stress handler

Taryn has a Newfoundland/Rottie Mix and 2 cats.  Her favorite movies are Disney movies and her most recent favorite is Finding Dory.  She can be found eating Chinese food or hanging out with her neighbors. 

Taryn is from Plano Texas, but likes the Oregon Ducks!  Her favorite color is yellow and she loves Sunflowers.  She enjoys walking by the lake with her dog. 

Taryn has been with us since 2017.  

 

Macie Deaton

Macie Deaton, ERAlow stress handler

Macie is the proud owner of a bulldog, goldendoodle, and lab.  She also loves cats and hedgehogs.  Her favorite movie is Finding Nemo and her favorite TV show is Shameless. If she could were on Friends, she would be Phoebe.  

Macie's favorite flower is a Sunflower and her favorite color is yellow.  She has 6 dogs and 4 cats! 

Macie is in college to become a child psychologist.  She has been with us since 2017.

 

Stephanie Skinner

Stephanie Skinner, ERAlow stress handler

Stephanie is the proud owner of an adorable pug and she has two beautiful little girls.  Stephanie is happily married and enjoys CrossFit with her husband regularily.  Stephanie previously worked for another AAHA accredited clinic and knows the importance of AAHA standards in a veterinary practice. 

Stephanie has been with us since 2017. 

 


 Nursing Staff

 Brittany Hilzlow stress handlerBrittany Cross, CVA, Nurse Manager

When not listening to The Beatles or The Who, you might find Brittany taking in an Adam Sandler movie or playing with her two cats and two ferrets. Brittany is our Nursing Team Lead, a veterinary nutritional advocate, and a certified veterinary assistant. You can contact Brittany for any nursing care concerns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brittany is certified as a Low Stress Handler Silver and has been with us since April 2012.

 

Dorothy Schuld-JohnsonDorothy Schuld-Johnson, LVT low stress handler

Dorothy is a Fear Free Certified Professional. When not watching her favorite NFL team, the Cleveland Browns, you might find Dorothy enjoying a meal at her favorite restaurant, Cafe Istanbul. She loves Singapura cats, the smell of carnations, creme brulee, and the novels of Isaac Asimov but can't stand the smell of cigarettes and is saddened when she has to treat dogs with parvovirus. Her first pet was named Richelle. Dorothy obtained her RVT degree from Texas State Technical Institute in Waco.

                                  Dorothy has been with us since 1999.

 

Catie HillCatie Hill, LVT low stress handler

Catie is our surgical nurse who makes sure your pet is safe while they are under anesthesia for dental cleanings, surgeries and sedate to grooms. Catie graduated with her veterinary technician degree from Cedar Valley. Catie is the mother to her human child, Evie, as well as her fur children Koda and Sookie!  She recently got a german shorthair pointer puppy from California! 

Catie has been with us since 2013!

 

Mary Musolino

Mary Musolino, Nurse Team

Mary has worked in veterinary medicine for 25 years. Her ears perk up when she hears the word lunch and she love the sound of leaves rustling in the wind and the smell of fresh gardenias. She would love to go to culinary school if she weren't in veterinary medicine and would never want to be a lawyer.

Mary last read At The Water's Edge and her favorite author is Jodi Piccult. She loved the movie American Sniper, but hated Snakes On A Plane. She loves to read and do jig-saw puzzles.

                                 Mary has been with us since 2015.

Zack KingZak King, Nurse Team

Zak is a native Dallasite who includes Cesar Milan and Bob Marley among his heroes. He dreams of one day going to Alaska but can often be found vacationing in Port Aransas, Texas. He loves drawing and playing video games and calls German Shepherd his favorite dog breed.

Zak began in our Pet Hotel and then moved into the nursing area after a few years.  He has worked alongside the licensed technicians as an assistant and recently moved into a nursing role.

Zak has been with us since 2013.

Taylor BourlandTaylor Bourland, Nurse Team

Taylor has 3 dogs - a foster who is a Rottie mix, a border collie mix and a beagle.  Her favorite breed is a german shephard.  

If she could travel anywhere in the world she would go to Japan.  Prior to working for a vet office, Taylor was a dog walker and a sushi chef.  

Her favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast and she enjoys spending her free time volunteering for DFW Rescue Me.  

Taylor is going to begin training in the nursing/ERA area and plans to attend school to become a veterinary technician.  Taylor has been with us since 2017.  


 Grooming

Keri GardnerKerri Gardner

Kerri has been grooming animals for more than 25 years, mostly in the Collin County area, but we are happy to now have her here at AHR. Keri is married with 4 children, and has 2 dogs (a Shih Tzu and a Great Pyrenese).  She enjoys spending time with her grandkids and loves to be outdoors. 

"I look forward to meeting clients and giving their dogs and cats the best groom they've ever had."

Kerri has been with us since December 2010.


 Pet Hotel Staff

 

Jessica BoysonJessica Boyson, Primary ERA, Pet Hotel Manager low stress handler

Jessica loves the smell of Magnolia blossoms and hates the smell of baby powder and Lysol. When she stands before God at the end of her life, she hopes that she would not have a single bit of talent left and could say "I used everything you gave me".  

 Her first pet, Verde, was a green parakeet that would play with her in the sandbox.  She is afraid of monkeys and would love to travel anywhere tropical, including her favorite vacation spot, Port Aransas. She loves Italian food, Miranda Lambert, and the Texas Rangers.
 
Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, creating jewelry and DIY Pinterest projects.  She loves Golden and Labrador Retrievers and wishes she knew how to whistle.   
 Jessica is also the manager of our Pet Hotel and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for boarding reservations, questions about our facility and any concerns regarding the pet hotel.  Jessica has been with us since 2016.  
 

Karla CarpinteyroKarla Carpinteyro

When Karla is not taking care of animals in our pet hotel and doggie daycare, she can be found baking or taking amazing pictures with her professional photography camera.  Karla is still deciding which passion will take her to the next level, but is considering veterinary technician school in the future. 

Karla has been with us since 2017.  

 

 

Randi Ferrer

Bryanna Sharkey

Bryanna has three pit bull/lab mixes and a fish!  She was born in Philly and raised in Texas.  When not working at AHR, she can be found watching Pulp Fiction or cooking!  Her favorite meals to cook are Italian and whatever looks good on food network. 

Bryanna (Bry) has been with us since 2017!

 

 

Gloria Davidson

Gloria Davidson

Gloria has two beautiful children and when not working in the pet hotel and doggie daycare, she can be found running around outside with them!  She has lived in Colorado prior to moving back to Texas when her husband was in the military.  

Gloria has been with us since 2017.  

 

 

 

Randi Ferrer

Katherine Hollander

 Bio coming soon!  Katie has been with us since 2017!

 

 

 

 

Randi Ferrer

Cody Renfro

Bio coming soon!

Cody has been with us since 2017!

 

 

 

Randi FerrerWayne Dooley low stress handler

Dog trainer.  

You can find out more about his dog training services at www.thedogtrainerguy.com 

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