About Us

Meet our Premier Vet Care Team!


We know that a happy team will make happy clients, and it shows! These beautiful, amazing, compassionate and kind individuals truly have the biggest hearts and always want the best for your pet. They will work hard to ensure that you and your pet have a positive veterinary experience, from a smile when you walk in the door, to short wait times, low-stress pet handling, exceptional communication, quality medical care and abundant love for your furry family member. 

We are so proud of our team and we hope that you come by to see just how wonderful they truly are. We look forward to meeting you and providing your pet with love, treats and a long, healthy life. 

Please read below to learn more about our team members and their dedication to animal care.

premier Vet Care Animal Clinic

  • Dr.
    Josh Cope
    OWNER, VETERINARIAN

    After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Josh moved down to Texas as fast as he could. Dr. Josh is a second generation veterinarian. He grew up on a small farm in Ohio, where he spent most of his childhood traveling with his father treating all kinds of animals and talking to local farmers. In his spare time, Dr. Josh likes golfing, hiking, and anything outdoors.

  • Dr.
    Kirsten Stukey
    VETERINARIAN

    Dr. Kirsten Stukey, Texas born and Oklahoma raised, earned her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University. Along with her passion for animals and medicine, Dr. Stukey chose this career because she loves being able to help people foster healthy, rewarding relationships with their pets. She understands how important our furry family members are to us, and hopes to be able to provide care and education throughout all of the stages of pet ownership. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special place in her heart for senior pets and end of life care.

  • Dr. Troy Barton
    VETERINARIAN

    Dr. Troy Barton earned his veterinary degree from WashingtonState University through a combined program with Utah State University. Growing up in a military family, he lived all across the country and overseas including California, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Japan, and Argentina. He and his wife, Katie, spend most of their time chasing around their daughter, Ellie, who was born at the beginning of 2020. Dr. Troy loves hiking, camping, fishing, country music, golfing, and watching Alabama Football (RollTide!). Most of all, he has a passion for helping owners understand how to best care for their pet from preventive medicine all the way through the end of life care.

  • Dr. Kayla Stahl
    VETERINARIAN

    Dr. Kayla was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonda, California. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and did her Clinical year at LSU- Geaux Tigers! - she lives in Rowlett with her island-mutt Ziggy Mon and her oriental short hair Sugar. In her free time, Dr. Kayla loves going to new restaurants and exploring Texas. At the clinic, Dr. Kayla loves being client-focused and helping them love and care for every pet as if they were her own.

  • Meghan West
    PRACTICE MANAGER

    Meghan has been in the Veterinary field since 2013. She lives in Dallas with her fiancé Christian and their two dogs, Morty and Lacey. She started her career as a veterinary technician before switching to her current management role. She has been with Premier Vet Care since day one and has enjoyed every minute of it! When she isn't at the clinic, Meghan is studying for her Business Management Degree and loves drinking coffee, walking her dogs and going to concerts! She can't wait to meet you and your furry-family!

  • Emily Cutshall
    LEAD RECEPTIONIST

    Emily has lived in Texas for most of her life. She enjoys driving round with the windows down jamming to music. She shares a home with her husband Ryan, their blue heeler Ruger, their corgi Rogue and their crazy kitties Snarf and Cyrus! She is one of the receptionists at Premier Vet Care, and adores her job. She is excited to meet you and your pets!

  • Diane Sorsby
    RECEPTIONIST

    Diane was born and raised outside of Chicago. She moved to Texas and met her husband Jimmy. They currently have five cats and one dog that are all rescues! Diane enjoys helping SPIN (a Great Pyrenees rescue organization). She also enjoys volunteering for the Salvation Army whenever possible. Diane loves working at the clinic and looks forward to doing whatever she can to be a part of Dr. Josh's team!

  • Dee Kropik
    RECEPTIONIST

    Dee has been married for 20 years to her wonderful husband, Troy. Between them, they have 4 children and 2 furbabies - a Bulldog, Gorda and a Frenchie, Bosley. Previously, Dee worked at a local dog boarding facility for 11 years, and has been with Premier Vet Care since opening day! Dee looks forward to serving you.

  • Linda Nordman
    RECEPTIONIST

    Linda was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived in St. Louis and Dallas most of her life. She loves Mexican food and her three cats- Thomas, Nicholas, and Minnie! Linda's hobbies are cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. The best part of working at Premier Vet Care is being around cats and dogs all day!

  • Meredith Rogers
    RECEPTIONIST

    Born in Midland, Texas, Meredith is an Army Brat that was raised in Alabama, Kansas, and Texas. Her passion for animals started at a young age. She grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, iguanas, fish, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and even a duck! She graduated from The University of Kansas and worked in the HR Consulting field for 9 years before she realized that working at a veterinary clinic was where her heart was meant to be. Meredith lives in Rowlett with her boyfriend of over 10 years and her 4 dogs (PJ, Mookie, Rocco, and Winston). In her free time, Meredith enjoys off-roading in her Jeep, hanging with her dogs, and volunteering with animal rescues (if she could rescue them all, she would!!). Meredith looks forward to meeting and falling in love with your fur-babies!

  • Linda "Gigi" Collins
    RECEPTIONIST

    Linda is a native of DFW. She retired from teaching Early Childhood in public schools after 21 years and is tremendously blessed with an amazing family!Linda and her husband Rick have been married for 40 years. Her children are Kit and his wife Rebecca, and Kristen and her husband Josh. Linda says God has given her three priceless gifts in her grandchildren- Cameron, Grace and Kasdin. Her favorite thing to do is to be with her family and she loves sunshine and water.Linda enjoys working at Premier Vet Care because of all the great people she gets to work with and because she gets to help our clients and patients every day!

  • Makayla Dahler

    Makayla is from Denton, TX and graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas with bachelors degree in Animal Health. She currently lives in Royse City with her german shepherd, Beatrice. In her free time, she loves hiking and traveling. She has a passion for customer service and absolutely loves interacting with both our four-legged and two-legged clients every day.

  • Alyssa Juarez
    RECEPTIONIST/VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Alyssa and her husband live in Dallas with their corgi- Sherlock. In her free time, Alyssa Alyssa loves talking with clients, and her favorite part of her job is getting to spoil every four-legged client that walks through the doors!

  • Shelby McKenzie
    LEAD VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Shelby is Texas born and raised. She shares a home with her husband Trevor, their son Gauge their daughter Addilynn, their fur-babies Chloe and Rhett and 12 chickens. She loves traveling with her family and going on spontaneous adventures. Shelby can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

  • Mariah Alaniz
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Mariah was born in Dallas and is currently living in Garland. She graduated from Rockwall High School and has been with Premier Vet Care since 2016. Mariah has one dog (Beemer) and two cats (Han Solo and Princess Leia). Mariah loves working at Premier Vet Care and is excited for the years to come!

  • Julianna Baco
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Juli has been with Premier Vet Care since 2015. She starting as a Vet Assistant and worked her way up to vet tech. She absolutely adores her hound mix Mable and her big family. She loves working with and rescuing animals and can't wait to meet your fur-babies!

  • Lilly Gothard
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Lilly majored in Biology at the University of North Texas. She has been a veterinary technician at Premier Vet Care since 2015 and is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at St. George University in Grenada. In four short years Lilly will be returning to Premier Vet Care full time to work as a DVM!

  • Yanely Garcia
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Yanely has been with Premier Vet Care since 2016. She started as a receptionist before working her way to Veterinary Technician. Yanely and her husband have four dogs- Denver, Lucas, Luna and Tucker, and one cat named Grey. Yanely's second passion outside of animals is weddings and spends her time outside of the clinic as an event/wedding day-of coordinator.

  • Gabbie Gleaves
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Gabbie graduated from Forney High School and has been with Premier Vet Care since 2018. She has five dogs- Chevy, Cooper, Chip, Hunter and Hazel and they are her entire world! Gabbie has always had a passion for animals and hopes to have her own Rescue Group one day. In her free time, Gabbie loves road-tripping to Colorado, hiking and kayaking with her dogs. Gabbie absolutely loves working at Premier Vet Care and cannot wait to see where the future takes her!

  • Jazzmine Cadriel
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Jazzmine joined Premier Vet Care in 2019. She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Texas-Dallas and hopes to become a clinical psychologist. Jazzmine has a soft spot for our feline-patients and wants to rescue disabled kitties. She shares a home with her husband Brandon and her cat Libby.

  • Crystal Grajalez
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Crystal lives in Wylie and has been a veterinary technician for over three years. She has a passion for rescuing animals. At the clinic, Crystal enjoys surgery and helping treat our exotic patients. She also loves traveling and hopes to one day visit Belize. She can't wait to meet you and your furry family!

  • Andrae Wilson
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Andrae was born and raised in Jamaica. He joined Premier Vet Care in 2019 and has a passion for helping with surgery. Andrae has three children and two bulldogs- Kingston and Marley. Andrae is also the drummer for a popular Reggae band- Lion Heights. In his free time, Andrae loves playing gigs with his band, making terrariums/aquascapes and spending time with his family.

  • Hannah Carroll
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Hannah recently finished her first year in the Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine Program and hopes to become a small animal veterinarian in the near future. Hannah has two dogs at home and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and volunteering at Throwaway Ponies.

  • Alicia Moreno
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Alicia graduated from Rowlett High School and is currently attending Texas A&M Commerce. She is majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, leading to her dream goal to become a Veterinarian. Alicia owns three dogs, a yorkie (Ava) a super-mutt (Levi), a beagle (Apollo), and a few cats. Outside of work and school Alicia enjoys helping others by volunteering in numerous activities, exercising, and being around nature.

  • Sarah Granado
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Sarah graduated from Sachse High School and is currently attending East Field College. She is majoring in Nursing and wants to become a forensic nurse one day.
    She owns three dogs- Paisely, Sandy and Percy. She also has a Saddlebred gelding named Lucky. In her spare time she loves spending time at the barn with her horse. She has a passion for working with our exotic patients!

  • Steffani Gallegos
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Steffani attends the University of Texas-Arlington and is majoring in Chemistry. She shares her home with her three dogs Tyson, Louis and Benji. She spends her free time painting and has a side-business baking. At the clinic, Steffani can be found giving extra TLC to our senior patients, and to hospitalized pets.

  • Nidia Romero
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Nidia lives in Dallas and dreams of one day owning her very own a Doberman Pinscher. She currently attends Cedar Valley College and is pursuing her Veterinary Technician License but hopes to one day become a veterinarian. She loves caring for our sick patients and helping them recover. At the clinic, you can find Nidia snuggling rescue kittens and puppies.

  • Jaz Landry
    VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Jaz is from Dallas, but was raised in Mobile, Alabama. Jaz just graduated from Prairie View A&M University, she is hoping to get into Veterinary School next year and eventually become a Small Animal Veterinarian. Jaz has a maltese-mix named Izzy. In her free time, Jaz is a makeup artist and loves how artistic and expressive makeup can be. She can't wait to meet your furry-family!

  • Juli Baco
    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

    Juli has been with Premier Vet Care since 2015. She started as a Vet Assistant and worked her way up to vet tech. She absolutely adores her hound mix Mable and her big family. She loves working with and rescuing animals. You can find her rescuing stray cats in her neighborhood, and always has different-colored hair. She can't wait to meet your fur-babies!

  • Isaiah Gracy
    CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANT

    Isaiah graduated from Sachse High School. He started at Premier Vet Care as an intern while he completed his Vet Assistant Certification program. He has since officially joined our team and aspires to work his way up to Veterinary Technician!

  • Amanda Wood
    GROOMER

    Amanda has been grooming for over 16 years and is very passionate about animals. She is proficient in all breed grooming, hand scissored cuts, difficult dogs, and cat grooming. She has 2 sons, 4 dogs and 3 cats! Outside of work, Amanda and her family enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.

  • Josefnia Jaimes
    GROOMER

    Josefina has been grooming for four years. She lives in Dallas with her husband and her daughter Aliya. She has two dogs- Odin and Jupiter, and one cat- Kitty Galore.In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter at the park and going kayaking. Josefina aspires to learn Asian Fusion Grooming Style- and can't wait to give your furry family member a spa day!

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Monday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Tuesday:

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6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM

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Sunday:

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