A 2000 and 2004 Texas A&M graduate as well as a 1997 Carroll High School graduate, Dr. Turner returned to North Texas after completing her degrees. She has been with the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas since 2004. In 2015, Dr. Turner became Chief of Medicine, sharing duties for management of the Animal Emergency Hospital with Dr. Ramirez. Dr. Turner recently adopted a handsome dog named Major.
Dr. Libby Ramirez completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the California Institute of Technology. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M Cum Laude in 2002. After spending a year in general veterinary practice in El Paso, Dr. Ramirez joined the Animal Emergency Hospital in 2003. She completed a specialty veterinary certification in 2011 which is a board-certification in Canine and Feline Practice. In 2015, Dr. Ramirez became Chief of Hospital Operations, sharing duties for management of the Animal Emergency Hospital with Dr. Turner.
Soon after graduating from Texas A&M in 1985, Dr. Nixon started his own practice in Tyler, TX where he stayed for eight years. Since moving to Dallas, he has focused on emergency and critical care. Dr. Nixon started at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas the day it opened its doors and became the Chief of Staff about six months later. He now serves as Executive Director.
A 2001 Kansas State graduate, Dr. Quentin Brands now calls North Texas his home. He spent time in Abilene before moving to the Metroplex in 2003 and has been with the Animal Emergency Hospital on North Texas since then. He enjoys spending time with his dog named Eddie.
Dr. Cortez graduated from Rice University with a degree in computer science. After a brief career as a programmer he returned to school and earned his DVM from Oklahoma State in 2016. He grew up in Grapevine and is thrilled to return home to practice emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency Hospital. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife, also a veterinarian, and their 3 dogs.
Dr. Troendle is a 2010 graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a rotating emergency, medicine, surgery, and exotic internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Since completion of her internship she has been working at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas. Outside of work, she spends her time running and painting.
Dr. Heilman is a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a rotating emergency, medicine, and surgery internship at Texas A&M. She fell in love with emergency work, and has been practicing in the Fort Worth Area since 2006. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading. She shares her home with 3 Labrador Retrievers and 2 cats.
Dr. Bodenhamer is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University. She completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tuscon. During her internship, she held primary case responsibility in the emergency department under the supervision of board-certified emergency and critical care specialists. Dr. Bodenhamer joined the full-time staff at the Animal Emergency Hospital in 2014. She has special interests in exotics and wildlife. Dr. Bodenhamer spends her free time with friends and family.
Dr. Chapman is a 2009 graduate from Texas A&M University. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The internship fostered his love for emergency medicine. He joined the Animal Emergency Hospital in 2014. Dr. Chapman shares his home with two dogs, Samantha and Simon.
Dr. Mahanay graduated from St. George’s University of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and then completed a private 1yr. internship at I-20 Animal Medical Center in Arlington. Dr. Mahanay spent the next 4 years practicing small animal medicine in Tarrant County. She joined the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas in 2015. Her outside interests include reading, camping scuba diving, and dog training. She has a special place in her heart for both cats and dogs.
Dr. Altom is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. She first practiced in Rockwall then Arlington before settling in Keller. There, she built and ran Creekside Pet Care Center from 1998 to 2008. She considers herself now semi-retired as she focuses on raising her children and continuing her work with local rescue organizations. She enjoys her work at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas and gears her continuing education on emergency veterinary medicine. Her favorite challenge- an unhappy cat!!! She swears she's never met a cat she couldn't win over--- eventually!!
Dr. Griffin received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1996. Her hobbies include her dogs and rock climbing. She currently keeps busy with both emergency and general veterinary practice throughout the DFW area.
Dr. Crocker is a 2009 graduate from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she spent a year in California completing a veterinary internship. Once she returned to North Texas, Dr. Crocker spent time in equine medicine before making the decision to focus on small animal medicine in both general practice and emergency clinics. Her special interests include internal medicine and ultrasound imaging. In her free time, Dr. Crocker she enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and barbequing by the pool.
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