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.
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.
Client Service Staff
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 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 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.
She has been with us since 2015.
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 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 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 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.
Brittany is certified as a Low Stress Handler Silver and has been with us since April 2012.
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 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, 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.
Zak 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 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.
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 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".
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.
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 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.
Bio coming soon! Katie has been with us since 2017!
Bio coming soon!
Cody has been with us since 2017!
When Wayne is not working one on one with dogs doing training, he can be found playing "Mr. FixIt" at the clinic. He is awesome at keeping our facility repaired and in good condition.
You can find out more about his dog training services at www.thedogtrainerguy.com