We’re one big family.
Adriana Mendoza, DVM
Dr Adriana Mendoza’s priority is creating a comfortable environment for pets. She lets cats explore the exam room, uses slow movements, and speaks in a hushed voice. To connect with dogs, she sits on the floor and offers treats to establish trust.
Clients love Dr Mendoza’s empathetic approach to medicine. She devotes time to talk with clients so they understand what’s going on with their pet. She offers various treatment options. And she demonstrates how to give medicines and treatments once at home. Dr Mendoza wants clients to leave Firehouse with all questions answered. Her ultimate goal is to help pets live longer lives with their human companions.
While Dr Mendoza loves all animals, she holds a special place in her heart for cats. And she has a special touch with even the most nervous cats.
Dr Mendoza received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and then completed her DVM at Texas A&M. After work, she enjoys spending time with her team at home: her husband, 2 kids, and many dogs and cats! She also loves traveling and dancing to country music.
Mary loves developing relationships with clients, team members, and pets. She ensures that clients feel informed and empowered throughout their pets’ appointments. Clients appreciate her passion, empathy, and desire to ensure that all clients and pets are comfortable throughout their visit.
Mary’s favorite things about Firehouse are the Fear Free environment and how Firehouse offers the best quality veterinary care. She is Fear Free certified and teaches her team about proper techniques to help pets feel secure. She joined the Firehouse family in 2017 as a Veterinary Technician and Inventory Manager. Mary is excited to continue to help Firehouse thrive.
To continue growing as a manager, Mary enjoys attending continued education sessions and reading leadership books.
When not working, Mary enjoys exercising, working in her garden, and spending time with her family and pets. She has two dogs: Lana, a rescue Corgi who was born with swimmer’s syndrome, and Paco, a Chihuahua; and a Ball Python named Chubbsters.
Jennifer Moon, DVM
Dr Jennifer Moon’s passion is preventive care so pets live their healthiest lives. Her clients love that she’s compassionate, empathic, and friendly.
She prides herself on personable and effective communication. Dr Moon’s willingness to thoroughly explain treatment plans and recommendations allows her to establish a trusting partnership with all her clients. She makes herself available for her clients, all while providing the gold standard in patient care.
Always mindful of decreasing her patients’ anxiety, Dr Moon uses Fear Free techniques to relax timid pets. She has a keen interest in dental care and soft tissue surgery, as well as dermatology. She attends conferences around the great state of Texas and uses webinars to stay up-to-date with continuing education.
Dr Moon graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M. She stays busy with her husband and daughter on weekends. You’ll find them BBQing, hiking, or baking. Dr Moon’s pets include Candy, a Bichon Frise; and Milton and Kermit, both Boston terriers.
Jenny Bryant, DVM
Dr Jenny Bryant is patient and compassionate with her clients and patients. Her goal is for your pet to live a long, happy, and healthy life. She believes in preventive care through annual wellness exams. She utilizes Fear Free techniques to make visits comfortable for all pets, including the anxious ones.
Clients appreciate that Dr Bryant is thorough and communicative. She takes her time with every cat and dog to meet their individual needs. And personalizes care plans for each family. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for Dr Bryant. Clients also love that she’s detailed and an active listener.
Dr Bryant is interested in dentistry, internal medicine, and chronic allergic dermatitis. She attends continuing education classes to sharpen her surgical and medical skills. Plus, she has a soft spot for all cats.
Dr Bryant attended Texas A&M for both undergrad and veterinary school. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves to run, bike, and hike the Texas Hill Country with her goldendoodle named Penny. She shares her heart with her three cats: Petey, Ernie, and Artie.
Sherry Hill, DVM
Dr Sherry Hill prides herself on developing strong relationships with her clients. She loves getting to know people and their pets! She is passionate about helping senior pets lead a pain-free life. Plus, she has a soft spot for cats.
Clients compliment her friendly, straightforward demeanor. Dr Hill’s goal is to remove the confusion in veterinary medicine while offering quality medical care.
Pets love her calm demeanor. Dr Hill knows animals can feel uncertain about check-ups. So she uses Fear Free tactics like a gentle touch, a calm voice, and lots of treats to help pets feel their best. And she loves a good snuggle when a dog or cat is ready.
Dr Hill has additional training in dentistry. She stays up to date with evolving animal medicine through local and national conferences. Her favorite is the AVMA national veterinary conference.
Dr Hill completed her DVM at Colorado State University. In her free time, she cycles for fun and to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. She also loves scuba diving and gardening. She has a dog named Letty and 2 cats named Venus and Bruno Mars.
Customer Service Coordinator
Jo has a true desire to provide a caring and professional experience for each client at each visit. Her calm and gentle demeanor helps her do just that, as well as helps to alleviate patients’ fears and anxieties. She thoroughly ensures that all health concerns and medical needs are addressed by using clear communication and taking the time to connect with clients and their pets. Jo enjoys teaching clients about preventive care so that their pets can live happy, healthy lives.
Jo shares her heart with her four grandchildren and her dog Murphy, a Coton de Tulear. When not working, she enjoys working in her garden, making and drinking coffee, and dancing around her house to loud music.
Customer Service Coordinator
With a positive attitude and passion for animals that shines through, Marissia is a great addition to the Firehouse team. She wants all pets to feel safe and all clients to feel informed. She takes time to answer any questions clients may have and work to understand each pet’s individual needs. Marissia provides love, treats, and a calming presence to animals to help them feel comfortable; this also shows clients just how much she and the rest of the team care for their pets. Marissia is interested in ways to further enrich pets’ lives, and she shares her knowledge with clients and her team.
Marissia strives to learn something new daily and further develop her skills in the industry. She brings many years of experience to Firehouse, as she has been volunteering at animal shelters since she was a child and later worked at a shelter for two years. She attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. When not working, she loves traveling, learning new skills, watching movies, live music, and spending time with her friends and family, including her two cats, Asa and Jax.
Customer Service Coordinator
Her approachable attitude, attentiveness, and knowledge make Alex a valuable Firehouse team member. She enjoys thoroughly explaining the entire appointment process, so clients know what to expect and can get all their questions answered. Her goal is for clients and patients to feel comfortable while also educating and empowering clients to make the best decisions about their pets’ healthcare needs. She is currently working toward her Fear Free certification.
Alex attended Austin Community College and supplemented her knowledge with on-the-job training. While her (sassy) cat, Tarot, holds a special place in her heart, Alex loves animals of all shapes and sizes and is looking forward to getting to know the clients and their pets.
Alexis has strong communication skills that make clients feel welcome and understood from their very first interaction with Firehouse. Clients appreciate that she is empathetic, considerate, and knowledgeable. Alexis ensures that all clients feel heard and that all their needs are met. She also enjoys teaching clients about the importance of preventive care, vaccinations, and yearly lab work.
Alexis comforts patients with cuddles and treats, as well as practicing Fear Free techniques. Her patience allows scared and nervous pets to acclimate so that they feel safe. She enjoys watching videos and reading veterinary articles about communication and safety in the workplace to develop her skills.
After beginning her schooling at Pensacola State in Florida, Alexis transferred to Austin Community College for a degree in business administration. She enjoys riding bikes through nature trails, weight lifting, and trying new foods. She even owned a small personal training business. Her heart belongs to her two Pomeranians named Lola and Louis.
Breanna’s positive and calm demeanor helps put clients and patients at ease when visiting Firehouse. She tries to read the patient’s cues and respect their boundaries to keep their stress level as low as possible.
Breanna is always learning by expanding her knowledge base with training courses and learning from coworkers. She likes to educate owners in their pet’s healthcare and well-being so that can care for them properly at home.
When not being distracted by all the cuteness at Firehouse, you will find her buried in a good book, spending time outdoors, or on a camping adventure with her husband and their daughter, Freja. Their furry family includes a Tortoiseshell cat named Tori, and two handsome Great Danes named Baldur and Fenrir.
Mollie begins each visit by taking the time to understand each pet’s unique needs. She listens intently to ensure the client’s concerns are addressed and makes sure to thoroughly explain the entire process so that they feel comfortable with their pet’s care. She utilizes fear-free techniques and is working toward her Fear-Free Certification. Mollie treats each patient as if they are her own, which allows her to really bond with the pet. She keeps her skills current by reading articles, watching informational videos, and collaborating with her co-workers. She is passionate about shelters and rescues and currently volunteers with Texas Humane Heroes.
Mollie grew up in Galveston, TX, but moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Education. She has three rescue dogs: Trixie, a Schnauzer mix; Baily, a Hound mix; and Avery, a Border Collie mix. When not working, Mollie loves spending time outdoors. She loves hiking at national parks and plans to one day visit every national park.
Cayli believes in being as transparent as possible, so she takes time to thoroughly explain the appointment process to clients to ensure they feel comfortable with the care their pets receive. She understands how stressful vet visits can be, and she strives to provide both owners and pets a stress-free experience. Cayli utilizes Fear Free techniques to comfort pets; she tries to understand what is causing a pet’s fear or anxiety and then provides appropriate care to help alleviate that fear. She enjoys teaching clients about preventative and dental care for their pets as well.
Cayli also values collaboration, both with her team and with clients. She works with each client to create the perfect plan for each individual pet; she also collaborates with her team members to help support them and learn from them. She is currently in school to receive her Veterinary Technician License, and she adapts the skills she learns in the classroom to help treat pets in the clinic. She also studied marine biology at A&M Corpus Christi.
With a special place in her heart for exotic animals, Cayli is comfortable working with a wide range of pets. She even owns a few exotic pets herself. Outside of work, she likes to watch movies, hike, camp, and any other outdoor activity. Her pets are Tardious Maximus (American Staffordshire/Chow mix); Rooney (Catahoula/Whippet mix); Dale (bobcat mix); Minnie (Domestic Short Hair); Perry and Yoda (Sulcata Tortoises); and Ferguson (Green Iguana).
Angie is empathetic, caring, and a strong advocate for each pet who comes into Firehouse. She works to establish trust with both the client and their pets before beginning treatment because she understands that collaboration is vital for the best patient care. To help nervous pets, she takes time to sit with the pets to help them feel comfortable before beginning treatments. This also allows her to learn each individual pet’s personality and needs.
Angie loves to educate clients on how pets can live longer, healthier lives, as well as learning more about animal dentistry. She attends continued education seminars to continue to learn and grow within the field and takes time to work closely with veterinarians to learn new techniques.
Currently, Angie is attending the Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster College. When not working, she enjoys bouldering, running and hiking trails, and camping with her husband and dogs, Bailey, a lab, and Penelope, a Dachshund/Jack Russell mix. She also races obstacle courses and runs Spartan races several times a year.
Transparency and clear communication are important to Anna-Lee. She forms quick and long-lasting relationships with clients as they appreciate her thorough communication skills and transparency. Anna-Lee always communicates ‘the why’ behind treatment plans and routine dental cleanings. Anna-Lee also checks in to make sure clients are comfortable with the entire process.
Anna-Lee works to ensure that pets receive the best care. She reads pets’ body language and adjusts her approach based on their comfort level and needs. She wants each pet to have the best experience when visiting Firehouse.
Anna-Lee is completing her prerequisites for dental hygiene at Austin Community College. Her goal is to then join the hygienist program.
She shares her home with her three pets: Waffles, a Corgi; Sloane, a Golden Retriever; and her soulmate, Zeus, a tabby cat. When not working, she likes to go to the gym, take her dogs hiking, and try new restaurants or specialty ice cream places.