He served as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) in 1998 and as TVMA president in 2003. He has served as the Texas representative to the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, the treasurer of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the president of the North Central Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Michael Joyner organizes veterinary continuing education seminars for the North Central Texas district.
As a community leader, Dr. Michael Joyner served twice as Chairman of the Killeen Crime Stoppers. He also worked with the local Humane Society and Second Chance Animal Shelters. Dr. Michael Joyner was a two-time facilitator for Financial Peace University at First Baptist Church in Belton.
Dr. Michael Joyner currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Killeen After Hours Veterinary Services and the Temple-Belton Animal Emergency Center. He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the states of Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri.
Dr. Carol Stevens’ 13 + years experience working with animals include work as a client care representative, veterinary assisting and as a veterinarian beginning 2008. She decided to explore beyond Michigan winters and completed her internship rotation at Las Vegas Specialty Practice with concentration on veterinary oncology. She has since remained as a general practitioner. Her interests include alternative medicine and has completed training in food therapy and acupuncture. She traveled to Europe, visited 5 veterinary universities and explored global concepts in public health. Dr. Carol Stevens has also served with the Habitat for Humanity Appalachian Project. She has trained for long distance races and has participated in local philanthropic events. Dr. Carol Stevens furry family includes 2 cats, Jameson & Rue. She enjoys traveling and exploring.
Angus officially serves as the Stress Prevention Manager at East Lake Veterinary Center. He regularly sneaks out the backyard where canine guests take their outside breaks. He inspects the grounds to ensure cleanliness is up to his feline standards. From time to time Angus lays on top of freshly folded towels. He claims he is just making sure everything is clean and fluffy. He only wants the best for our canine and feline guests. His special talents include staying calm, relaxing and finding joy in simple things. Oh what a life!
For pleasure, she has visited Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and all over North America. While living in Dallas, she discovered how much she enjoys the performing arts specifically musical plays. She goes to New York and Chicago with some regularity, and returns to Dallas to see Broadway musicals. Julia has seen over 85 plays on stage, and counting. Looking at the Playbills she has collected and cataloged, there’s enough invested in them to pay for a semester of graduate school.
Tasha specially likes going to the lake on her days off and thoroughly enjoys the beaches of South Padre Islands with her family. She is full of energy, is naturally vivacious, genuinely enjoys helping pet parents, and taking care of animals. Her furry family is made up of 4 cats, including a 16 year old Siamese named Max, 2 dogs, a guinea pig and an Umbrella Cockatoo. Working with her will make you feel like you are side by side with the Energizer Bunny. She just keeps going and going and going.
Sydney first became interested in veterinary health care after watching the ASPCA commercial. Seeing the sad faces and the conditions of the pets made her want to do something to help the helpless creatures have a second chance at life.
When not in school or at work, Sydney likes to dance and participates in dance competitions. She also plays soccer with her pet Chihuahua-Terrier mix dog named Oreo.
Being a proud Longhorn, she and her husband love watching football games. When she is not cheering on her favorite team, she enjoys photography, camping with her family and spending time in her garden. Her family consists of 4 chickens, dubbed “The Golden Girls”, 10 cats, a Rottie, an Aussie, and a Boston terrier. More animals are definitely in the future on their mini farm!
Tara – Veterinary Technician
Mary is naturally drawn to animals. Growing up, she had horses, goats, ducks, cats, & dogs and dreamed of one day actually taking care of them all. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary care from client education, wellness care, diagnostics, surgery and emergency medicine.
Mary and her husband are proud parents of a very special boy. They also share their home with 2 beloved pets; a Husky named Hayz, and a dachsund mix they call Maggie. Mary likes to go hiking, fishing and trying out different foods when traveling.
It is easy to spot Monique at work. She’s the one always with a smile on her face. Her ultimate goal to to become a veterinarian and specialize in orthopedics for large and small animals.
In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her collie, Po which she named after the King Fu Panda movie. When not working, she enjoys reading and playing billiards.
Kaitlin – Veterinary Technician
Kristiana – Veterinary Technician Assistant
Jessica has always taken an interest in animals since she was a little girl and has never once changed her mind in helping animals. In her free time, Jessica loves to go out dancing with friends, hiking, reading, and rock climbing. And when she comes home on weekends and breaks from school, Jessica loves coming home to, two happy dogs Sammi, and Dixie, and her amazing cat Misty.
In 2013, Katyln decided she to work with animals full-time and took a position with a grooming salon. where she learned the basics of bathing and grooming different dog breeds. She attended The Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, taught by the top names in competition grooming and AKC dog show judges. After graduating, Kaytlyn worked with show dogs and handlers. She is a member of the International Dog Groomers Association of America, the International Society of Canine Cosmetologist, and the National Cat Groomers Institute of America. Kaytlyn is currently pursuing a degree in Organismal Biology.
Lindsay has worked in the veterinary field for almost 10 years, but has been around dogs her entire life. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, marathon watching TV shows, crocheting, and going to dog shows.