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, who is a 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
Jenny is our CSR manager. She loves the puppies and kittens she gets to see on a daily basis! Her favorite noise is the sound of the bus breaking outside her house because it means the kiddos are home! She loves the smell of cinnamon and hates the smell of skunks.
Jenny claims she would never want to be a dentist and last loved reading Slaughterhouse 5. Her fridge at home has milk, frozen waffles and lots of condiments, but not much else! Jenny was born in Birmingham Alabama (Roll Tide!) and would love to travel to Ireland. Her favorite food is nachos and her favorite color is yellow.
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.
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.
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.
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 Nieto, ERA Manager
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.
Cara Eigner, Primary ERA
Cara drools when she hears the word food and loves the sound of white noise. She hates the sound of styrofoam or metal rubbing and the smell of dogs in the rain. If she were not in the veterinary field, she would love to be a teacher.
She wants to hear God say "sup, homie" at the Pearly Gates and can be found watching Star Wars when not working at AHR. Cara's favorite moment in life was getting her dog, KC.
Cara is certified as a Low Stress Handler Silverow Stress Handler Silver and has been with us since 2015.
Adrienne Hall, Primary ERA
Adrienne hates nails on a chalkboard and hearing people chew their food, and the smell of gasoline. She loves the smell of cinnamon and would love to travel to Alaska. She would never want to be dentist. Her bedside table is covered in lots of candles and her favorite Sesame Street character is Elmo.
Adrienne's first pet's name was Snickers and she usually listens to Christmas Music. She loved the movie The Choice and loves the color maroon. She wishes she knew how to sing and wakes up wondering when she can go back to sleep.
Her favorite dog breeds are golden retrievers and frenchies and she has a kitty named Snowball.
Adrienne has been with us since May of 2016.
Jessica Boyson, Primary ERA, Pet Hotel Manager
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".
Fallon McFarland, Primary ERA
Fallon loves music, action movies and the smell of cinnamon buns and pizza. She would love to be a psychologist and would hate to have a 9-5 cubicle job. Her favorite author is John Green and the last movie she loved was The Skeleton Twins. Fallon was born in Wylie, Texas and first worked at a movie theatre. She wishes she knew how to change a tire and would love to travel to Disney World.
Fallon is a Silver Level low stress handler.
Fallon has been with us since 2015.
Andrea Shipley, ERA
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.
Brittany Cross, CVA, Nurse Manager
Brittany is certified as a Low Stress Handler Silver and has been with us since April 2012.
Dorothy Schuld-Johnson, LVT
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 Hill, LVT
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!
Jacque Struble, LVT
Matt Carroll, Nurse Assistant
Matt's favorite word is money and would never want to be a plumber. He would love to be a sports broadcaster and wakes up in the morning thinking about more sleep. The best advice he ever received was never to try drugs and he can commonly be described as "a character". He loves tabby cats and pugs. Matt can often be found wearing his favorite color, orange.
Matt has been with us since 2015.
Mary Musolino, Nurse Assistant
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
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.
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
James Mueck/Nurse Assistant
Lydia counts among her favorite souvenirs a toad she once caught in Alabama, took home and raised for nine years.
Her first job was working at Petco and she dreams of one day traveling to Japan. Lydia loves the smell of coffee and pancakes but can’t stand the odor of mangoes.
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.
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