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Meet Our Team

Melissa Freis – Certified Veterinary Practice Manager

Melissa joined the team May 2014 and has enjoyed seeing positive growth and change within the hospital. She achieved her undergrad at Tarleton State University then continued studying Animal Behavior at Texas A&M University. Melissa also graduated Veterinary Management Institution from Purdue University in 2011 and became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2017. She has been a part of the Veterinary world since 2005 and her experience within all aspects of the industry makes her a vital part of the hospital. Customer service and patient care are the most important things for the Healthy Paws Team and Melissa will continue to strive only for the best. Her dog Gracie is a black lab and also has Babz a very sweet grey kitty. When not at the hospital she enjoys spending time with her extended family. You will often find her making plans for the next family adventure.

Joni - Customer Service

Joni is originally from Iowa and joined HPVC in April 2018. She lives in Little Elm with her three kids and her dog Sawyer. Joni enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. As a Customer Service Representativeshe looks forward to meeting and getting to know all the clients.

Kelsey- Veterinary Technician

Kelsey joined the HPVC team September 2014. She is from the Denton area and been a veterinary technician for over 18 years. She has extensive experience with rescue and general practice. Kelsey shares her home with three dogs and 2 cats and loves to go horseback riding.

Isabel – Veterinary Technician

Isabel joined the team in the summer of 2015. She stared as a veterinary assistant working with the boarding animals. With her drive and desire to learn she has moved into the role of Veterinary Technician. Isabel really enjoys working with animals and educating clients about animal care and needs. She has a diabetic cat named Mouser. During her free time she is spending time with her husband James and three daughters.

Emma – Veterinary Technician

Emma joined the team in March of 2018. She is originally from Colorado and moved here with her Black Lab Luke. She enjoys hiking and skiing and spending time with her boyfriend Matt. She originally started her veterinary career as a Customer Service Representative and she has appreciated the opportunity to learn even more about veterinary medicine as a Technician. In the future she looks forward to continuing her education and becoming credentialed in the Veterinary Industry.

Samantha – Veterinary Technician

Samantha studied at Texas A&M University-Commerce and received her BS in Animal science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team summer 2018 as a Veterinary Technician. In the future she plans to continue her education and become a Veterinarian. Sam has two fur babies a black lab named Ariel and a miniature dachshund name Remington Alana. When not caring for the HPVC animals she enjoys crafting and watching Netflix.

Vanessa - Veterinary Assistant

Vanessa joined the team in May 2014 and is an all-around go getter! You will see her working in all areas of the hospital as a Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant, and Boarding Attendant. She loves HPVC and you can see it in her smile and willingness to help anyone that needs a hand.

Baylee - Veterinary Assistant

Baylee entered the veterinary world May 2018 and is really enjoying caring for the boarding patients with HPVC. She is holding her Pomeranian “Pebbles” and has two others at home. In her free time she likes to write and aspires to be an author.

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  • "We recently moved to the area and needed a vet for our black lab. I asked a neighbor where he took his dog and he said Healthy Paws! I gave them a call and had a good 30 minute conversation with a very sweet, patient and knowledgeable lady! I dropped my lab off the next morning and picked her back up around 3:00. Everyone was so kind and professional! My dog was so "pretty" and "happy!" The clinic called me around 10:00 the following day to check on my lab! I am thrilled to say I have finally found a vet for our sweet girl!"
    Anonymous / Little Elm, TX

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