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About Us

Our team will make you feel welcome and appreciated from the minute you call for an appointment until you are ready to leave at the end of your appointment. We treat all of our clients and patients as if they are a part of our own families.

Please get to know us as we are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. If you are a new client and have any other questions that we have not answered here, do not hesitate to call, or just walk-in. We think we are the best veterinary clinic and hospital in Rowlett and Dallas and we hope you will agree!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Josh Cope

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.

He and his wife, Kristin, have two furry children of their own at home, Sugar and Jasmine.  They also have a human child - baby Cameron! Dr. Josh is a huge Buckeye fan and he loves talking sports.  He loves being a veterinarian, but his favorite parts of the job are getting to know amazing new clients each day, and the joy of treating a sick or hurting pet and sending them home to their family happy and healthy.

Dr. Anna Simmons

Dr. Anna Simmons is a long time animal lover and advocate. In fact, she started rescuing animals at a young age, and her passion for animal care and welfare has only grown over the years. Dr. Anna grew up in Coppell, TX, with her four siblings and their many animals, from fish and rats to dogs and horses. She dreamed of being a vet since a very young age and feels so blessed to have been able to accomplish that dream. Dr. Anna attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She spent those college years working at various vet clinics and in animal rescue. She then spent two years working as a vet tech at a clinic in East Dallas. After gaining priceless experience as a tech, Dr. Anna attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, followed by a year of clinics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Once she experienced a Wisconsin winter, she returned to Texas and spent her time enjoying practicing medicine at a small animal clinic in East Dallas before joining the amazing Premier Vet Care team. Dr. Anna is married to her college sweetheart and together they have five pet kids, including four dogs (Tyli, Ivy, Nala, Coco) and one cat who thinks he is a dog (Pepper Saltzman). She and her husband live in Dallas and love to spend time cooking, hiking, playing volleyball, painting, biking, snuggling their animals, traveling, and reading, among other things.  Dr. Anna greatly looks forward to the opportunity to meet you and your pet!

Dr. Kirsten Stukey

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. Kirsten enjoys running, spending time with friends and spending time with her dog, Cash, an Australian Shepherd mix.

Dr. Jacqueline Shen

Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Dr. Jacqueline Shen always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and pursued every opportunity to work and play with animals even though her parents were allergic to fur! She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies and gained experience with a variety of species (including elephants). Dr. Jacqueline then earned her degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, making her a proud double Gator.

While in vet school, Dr. Jacqueline served as an officer for the UF Shelter Medicine Club and the Christian Veterinary Fellowship, with which she went on two veterinary mission trips to the Navajo Nation to work with their beloved animals. Her mission is serving animals and their people by fostering the human-animal bond through veterinary medicine. Knowing that visits to the vet can cause many animals anxiety, Dr. Jacqueline became a certified Fear Free practitioner and is passionate about creating positive experiences for pets and their owners.

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her husband, Dan, and their retired racing greyhound named Kingston. They also share their home with a chatty cat named Hermine, whom they “foster failed”/adopted after sheltering her and her three newborn kittens during Hurricane Irma. Dr. Jacqueline is excited to get to know you and your furry family member!

Meghan West   -   Practice Manager

Meghan has been in the Veterinary field since 2013. She lives in Grapevine with her boyfriend Christian and their two dogs, Morty and Lacey. Meghan has been passionate for animals and their care for as long as she can remember. She began her role in veterinary medicine as a technician for three years before switching to a 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 pursuing a Business Integrated Studies degree from Texas Tech University and loves drinking coffee, walking her dogs and going to concerts! She can't wait to meet you and your furry-family!

Our Receptionists

Dee Kropik

Dee has been married for 20 years to her wonderful husband, Troy.  Between them, they have 4 children and 3 furbabies - 2 Boxers and one Frenchie.  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.

Diane Sorsby

Diane was born and raised outside of Chicago. She moved to Texas and met her husband Jimmy. Currently they have 3 dogs and 7 cats(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!

Linda Nordman

Linda was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived in St. Louis and Dallas most of her life. She loves Mexican food and her four cats- Thomas, Timothy, 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!

Emily Cutshall

Emily has lived in Texas for most of her life. She enjoys driving round with the windows down jamming to music. She lives in Garland with her boyfriend of 3 years and her crazy kitty Snarf!  She is one of the receptionists at Premier Vet Care, and adores her job. She is excited to meet you and your pets!

Meredith Rogers

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!

Our Veterinary Technicians

Felicia Rodes, LVT

Felicia graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in March of 2011 with an Associate's degree. She lives in Garland with Julio, her boyfriend of 7 years, and her 2 year old son Desmond. She has 2 dogs (Wakka and CoCo), 1 cat (Lexi), and a bearded dragon (Timmy). In her spare time she enjoys singing, reading, and going to the zoo. She can't wait to interact with all the amazing animals that come into our clinic!

Samantha Wilson

Samantha was born in Dallas Texas but moved to East Texas as a child. She has wanted to work with animals her whole life. She was a state licensed animal control officer for 4 years. She loves being a vet tech; however has a strong desire to learn more in this field and become a veterinarian.  Samantha says she feels very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such great people and looks forward to meeting many more guests and their babies.

Erin Burch

Erin entered the veterinary field in 2016 and is excited to start pursuing her license through cedar valley college this fall. As a Rowlett native and animal lover, Premier Vet Care feels just like home!

Tara Haines

Tara lives in Rowlett with her husband of 11yrs and two children. Tara has grown up her entire life around animals and in veterinary clinics and has followed in her mothers’ footsteps and has been a veterinary tech for over 10 years. She has a Pomeranian (Doug), as well as a Hemalyan(Hemi) and 2 other adopted cats. She also shares custody with her twin sister of a 7 month old Pot Bellied pig named Charlotte.Tara loves football and is a Life Long Die Hard Dallas Cowboys fan and loves Tony Romo, despite Dr. Josh’s opinion of him.

Julianna Baco

Juli loves acting and working with animals. She wants to travel the world after high school then go to college to be a vet tech. She has been working at Premier Vet Care since August 2015 and absolutely loves it.

Rebecca Garretson

Rebecca was born in East Texas but moved to Dallas as fast as she could! Rebecca has always wanted to make a difference in improving animals' lives. Rebecca has two cats- Bella and Charlie, and both were adopted. Rebecca loves the outdoors, going on new adventures, and listening to music. She feels very fortunate to be alongside such a great team at Premier Vet Care.

Groomer aka the Pet Stylist

Amanda Braud

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, as well as 5 dogs, and 1 cat. Outside of work, Amanda and her family enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Lilly Frith

Lilly graduated from Rowlett High School and currently attends the University of Texas at Arlington, where she's majoring in Biology. Once she finishes her studies at UTA, she plans on going to veterinary school at Texas A&M and one day becoming a veterinarian.

Alicia Moreno

Alicia loves helping and working with animals. She has 3 dogs and 7 cats of her own. Alicia is attending college and hopes to attain her career goal of becoming a veterinarian. Outside of work Alicia enjoys playing sports such as tennis and soccer, and refereeing soccer for the city of Rowlett. She also volunteers and rides at the equestrian horse stables and with local animal rescues.

Mariah Alaniz

Mariah was born in Dallas and is currently living in Garland. She graduated from Rockwall High School. Mariah has one dog (Beemer) and two guinea pigs (Alfred & Carl). Mariah is attending Cedar Valley, obtaining a veterinary technician technician license.  In the future, she would like to continue her schooling and become a small animal veterinarian. Mariah loves working at Premier Vet Care and is excited for the years to come.

Jaron Curry

Jaron aka "Geronimo" has lived in 12 states! He has had many jobs, including a phlebotomist, a circus performer, a teacher, and restoring boats. But his love of life is watching things grow, and this includes the relationships that pets and pet owners have with Premier Vet Care! In his spare time, Geronimo enjoys writing, painting, and woodworking.

Rachel Cardenas

Rachel currently lives in Rowlett and graduated from Rowlett High School in 2015. She is currently in her third year at Texas Woman’s University and is majoring in nursing with a double major in biology. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves to go on adventures. Rachel has always had a passion towards animals and is excited to have the opportunity to work at Premier Vet Care.

Lexi Marcum

Lexi is a Certified Vet Assistant that was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She graduated from Collin County Community College and plans to attend Texas A&M Veterinary School in the future. She lives in Garland with her beautiful Rottweiler, Lucy. In her free time, Lexi enjoys fishing, four wheeling, and Jeeps.

Hannah Carroll

Hannah is currently in her second year at Texas A&M University. She is majoring in biomedical sciences and hopes to become a small animal veterinarian. Hannah has two dogs at home and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and volunteering at Throwaway Ponies.

Call 972-463-8387 to Request an Appointment Today!

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