Dr. John Beach joined the MissionVet emergency team after practicing veterinary medicine throughout North Texas for 30 years. Dr. Beach has served in many different capacities — Medical Director, Practice Owner, and associate veterinarian. Outside of work, Dr. Beach enjoys cooking, art, travel, and fishing. He has always loved the hill country and is excited to spend his free time exploring it and the city alongside his Australian Shepherd, Bristol.
Dr. Juliette Carroll was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Northwest Connecticut. Dr. Carroll began her college career at a small agricultural college in Pennsylvania, but she fell in love with Texas after her employment on a large Angus operation in the Texas panhandle. She relocated to Texas in 2004 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Tarleton State University. Dr. Carroll later moved to College Station, where she earned her master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology from Texas A&M University. While pursuing her graduate degree, Dr. Carroll developed a strong interest in drug-resistant parasites and tick-borne parasitic diseases, which has carried into her career as a veterinarian. She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2013 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon her graduation, she returned to Texas to complete an internship in advanced equine medicine and lameness at Elgin Veterinary Hospital.
After completing her internship, Dr. Carroll worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in San Marcos before joining Pedernales Veterinary Center in Fredericksburg, TX. Over the last 5 years, Dr. Carroll has cared for the animals of Fredericksburg. A vast amount of that work has included emergency and critical care. Dr. Carroll developed a passion for this type of work, with particular interest in rattlesnake envenomation, advanced wound care and soft tissue surgery. She is excited about her new role as an ER doctor at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency and hopes to be able to ease the anxiety associated with pet emergencies by providing the best care possible.
Dr. Carroll is married to her very supportive husband Corbin, who she met while attending undergrad at Tarleton State University. Together they spend their time trying keep up with their energetic 4-year-old son, Weston and their smiling 7-month-old Rylan.
Dr. Carroll enjoys hiking and traveling back to the mountains of Colorado any chance she gets. She devotes a great deal of time to advancing her skills through copious amounts of continuing education and is a member of the following organizations: American Association of Equine Practitioners; Exotic Wildlife Association; American Association of Bovine Practitioners; Texas Equine Veterinarian Association; American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists; American Veterinary Medical Association.
JEANNIE CLARK, DVM (Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care)
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Jeannie Clark is the Head of Emergency and Critical Care at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. A native Texan, Dr. Clark completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, her veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences, and completed an internship and 3-year residency in emergency and critical care at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Clark’s interest in emergency and critical care medicine led to her work as an intensive care technician at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for nine years before pursuing her veterinary career in emergency and critical care. Over the last four years Dr. Clark has gained a passion for teaching and mentoring technicians and colleagues, providing excellent patient care and client communication, and helping build a cohesive work environment with all specialties.
Dr. Clark’s special interests include mechanical ventilation, envenomation, anesthesia, shock, wound management, immune mediated disease, and pain management. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Clark enjoys outdoor pursuits: hiking, running, and camping, as well as excursions with her dogs Mickey and Ruger.
Dr. Cooper is a board-certified small animal neurologist, partner and Hospital Director at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. She is a second generation veterinarian and graduated with her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a rotating internship at the University of Missouri, and a three-year Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at Texas A&M. Dr. Cooper enjoys neurosurgery, specifically the surgical management of intervertebral disk disease. She also has a passion for the treatment of inflammatory disease and seizure disorders. She has been part of MissionVet since its inception and continues to work toward staff development, expansion of services provided and community outreach.
In her free time she enjoys time and adventures with her husband, 3 children, 2 old Texas brown dogs and 2 Pugs.
Dr. Nicole Garcia graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After graduation, Dr. Garcia worked in mixed animal private practice for two years in Brenham, TX. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M University followed by a one-year surgical internship at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. Prior to coming back to MissionVet, she worked as an emergency veterinarian at Texas A&M University and in Spring, TX. Dr. Garcia has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency procedures, as well as trauma and wound management.
Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time and discovering new experiences with her husband, three children, their Hound dog, Dachshund, two cats and Bearded Dragon.
Dr. Harrigan was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph, in Ontario Canada in 2006. She then decided to leave the cold winters of the north and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia Tech in 2011.
She enjoys the city life and with her strong interest in emergency medicine, she practiced as an emergency clinician for years in the busy cities of Richmond, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona.
Her personal interests include spending time in the gym and volunteer community work.
She also enjoys playing the violin and long motorcycle tours with her husband and little Chihuahuas, Natasha and Harley.
Dr. Hiniker attended undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Georgia, graduating in 1999 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation from Veterinary School, she entered Active Duty in the US Army Veterinary Corps. As a Veterinary Corps Officer, she worked as a general practitioner and enjoyed assignments at FT Bragg, NC; Taszar, Hungary; and White Sands, New Mexico. She even had the opportunity to provide veterinary support at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr Hiniker was accepted into a Small Animal Surgery residency at Colorado State University in 2003. She completed her residency in 2006, and attained board certification in 2008. As a surgeon in the Veterinary Corps, Dr. Hiniker provided care around the world. She had multiple roles in the Corps as a researcher, teacher, and as Theater Veterinary Surgeon in Afghanistan. Most recently, she was Chief of Surgery at the Daniel Holland Working Dog Hospital at Lackland AFB, TX, in San Antonio.
Dr. Hiniker has lectured around the world to military and other veterinary and medical groups on topics including gastric dilatation and volvulus, emergency care of working dogs, wound management, and trauma management of working dogs. She has an interest in advanced techniques in wound management, trauma management, and minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. She and her husband enjoy running, hiking, traveling, experiencing good food, wine and beer, and touring around on their motorcycle.
MEGAN SUTTON HOWARD, DVM (Practice limited to oncology)
Dr. Megan Sutton Howard is an Aggie vet! She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and continued on to graduate from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Auburn University. After her internship, she returned to Texas A&M for her three-year residency in medical oncology under Dr. Claudia Barton and Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles. She has experience working with vets in a variety of specialties to offer the most comprehensive treatment to her patients. Her passion though, is spending time with her patients and their families to help them determine what is best for their pet and family.
In addition to her training in oncology, Dr. Howard has extensive training in diagnostic cytology which often allows her to give preliminary information at the time of the appointment.
Dr. Sutton Howard is originally from Houston, but loves calling San Antonio home. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her dogs, cats and horses.
Dr. Chris Jones received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1990. He then joined a private practice in El Paso, Texas where he worked for seven years before deciding to pursue a career in internal medicine.
Dr. Jones completed a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Jones became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001 and that same year joined the internal medicine department at MissionVet’s sister hospital, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston.
Dr. Jones is excited to join the MissionVet team and get to know the veterinarians in the San Antonio area.
Dr. Anna Ledoux is a native Texan. She graduated from Texas A&M in 2006 with a bachelors in Biomedical Science and in 2011 with a DVM. She has been in emergency medicine since graduation and lives in Austin with her three cats, retired racing greyhound, three legged dachshund, and a recently adopted greyhound puppy. In her free time, Dr. Ledoux enjoys CrossFit, running, and spending time with her church family.
Dr. Powers is a board-certified small animal neurologist and neurosurgeon. Prior to MissionVet she was an associate neurologist at Seattle Veterinary Specialists. She attended Washington State University for undergrad and then continued at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine graduating with her DVM in 2011. Dr. Powers completed a rotating internship in 2012 and her neurology residency in 2015 both at Seattle Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Powers, her husband, their 3 kids and cat are enjoying the warmer climate and sunshine since their move to Texas! Their family enjoys spending time outdoors, good food and meeting new friends.
Dr. Powers has interest in managing neurosurgical spinal emergencies as well as chronic spinal disease. In addition she enjoys treating all aspects of brain disease including epilepsy management, brain tumors, degenerative, inflammatory and congenital brain conditions.
GRANT RAMSEY, DVM (Practice limited to internal medicine)
Dr. Grant Ramsey received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, he completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Ramsey then moved to Houston for a 3-year residency program for small animal internal medicine at Gulf Coast Veterinary Internal Medicine, completing his residency in 2016. He enjoys running, meditating, and playing video games in his spare time.
Dr. Ramsey’s professional interests are endocrinology and hormonal disorders including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, as well as infectious disease including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, tick-borne illnesses and fungal disease.
Dr. Amy Robinson joined MissionVet when she and her family returned to the states after living abroad (her husband is in the military) for four years. She received her DVM from LSU and has worked emergency medicine all over the country – Louisiana, Colorado, Idaho and now Texas! She has special interest in toxicology and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys marathon running, IPO training GSD, spending time with her husband and 4 kids and traveling the world.
Dr. Tige Witsberger is a board-certified small animal surgeon, partner and Hospital Director at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Witsberger completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri. He then completed his three-year small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University in 2010. Dr. Witsberger stayed on at Texas A&M as a small animal surgery faculty member where he taught and performed orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery.
Dr. Witsberger has special interest in minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy as well as minimally invasive fracture repair. He also has interest in intervertebral disc disease and neurosurgery.