Sam G. Miller, Jr., DVM, Owner
Dr. Miller was raised right here in Houston. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1981. He then worked several jobs (including delivering dog food) before returning to Texas A&M University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He worked in South Texas before returning home to join Dr. Davis at Village Veterinary Clinic in 1994.
Dr. Miller has helped Village Veterinary Clinic grow into the successful clinic it is today. He treats every pet as he would his own. This has made him the favorite of many clients. He is very active in the veterinary community, serving as president of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association and most recently, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Miller and his wife, Jane, are hoping to start enjoying their new quiet life together now that their two children are off at college.
Seth Landry , DVM, Owner
Dr. Seth Landry earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2006 and joined the Village Veterinary Clinic team in 2010. He has a strong interest in preventative medicine, sport medicine, and surgery. Born and raised here in Houston his childhood dream was to become a veterinarian and now has the pleasure of living and serving the community he grew up in. Dr. Landry actively serves the veterinary community as a member of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association (HCVMA) serving as the president in 2013. He also is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). His high school sweetheart (Shelley) and he married in 2001 and now have three human kids (Shelby, Wyatt, & Walker) and two hairy kids (Carter the Jack Russell and Trudy the Deutsch Drahthaar).
Joe R Davis, DVM
Dr. Davis was raised in Marked Tree, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1958. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 1965. He and his wife, Mary Catherine, moved to Houston in 1965 where he started working at Village Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian. He soon became an owner of the clinic he loved.
Although he is no longer practicing medicine, he still drops in to check up on his colleagues and to visit with clients. He and Mary Catherine will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year (2017).
Rachel Walsh, D.V.M.
Dr. Walsh was raised in Houston. She always wanted to be a veterinarian and practiced on her pecking duck named Pietri. She received her Bachelors from Rice University in 2008 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2013. She joined Village Veterinary Clinic shortly thereafter. She is interested in small and exotic medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, behavior and sports medicine. 2013 was a big year for Dr. Walsh, she graduated vet school, got a job at the best clinic ever and married the love of her life, Ryan.
As big as 2013 was, 2015 was even bigger. She and Ryan had their daughter, Gracie and life changed forever! The Walsh family lives with their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Sammy.
Katie Leland, D.V.M
Dr. Leland grew up in Keller, TX (a suburb of Ft. Worth). She discovered veterinary medicine at a school fair when she was 6 years old and wanted to be a veterinarian ever since. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2011. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2015. She came to join Village Veterinary Clinic after graduation and soon became a client favorite. Her goal is to continue growing as a veterinarian and learn to balance her family life and professional life.
Dr. Leland lives with her husband, Hunter and her two dogs, Penny and Miller.
Susanne Thompson, Practice Manager
Susanne was raised in Abilene, TX. She followed the family tradition by attending Texas A&M University. Getting a degree in Wildlife Biology did not open the doors she thought it would. She worked in retail for many years before finally finding her place in the veterinary field in 1990. She joined the Village Veterinary Clinic family in 2000 and said she instantly felt she was "home". She loves her VVC family, both coworkers and clients.
Susanne lives with her three rescue dogs, Gideon, Gypsy and Piglet, and her foster dog, Ginny.
Katie Coate, Veterinary/Lab Technician/Administrative Assistant/Jack of all Trades
Kate was born and raised right here in Houston. As a small kid, she was obsessed with everything to do with animals and the army. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2004, with a major in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Social Work. Katie then moved back to Houston to start a short-lived career with the Houston Police Department. While attending HPD’s academy in 2005, she started dating and became engaged to her current husband, Ben. That changed a few life perspectives and priorities. Katie ultimately decided to resign from the HPD, shortly after graduating from their academy. A few months later, she began her career with us here at Village Veterinary Clinic. She has become a “Jack of All Trades” by working as a technician, receptionist, administrative assistant, and manager. Her title changes day-to-day, depending on the need. She and Ben live in Katy with their two daughters, Lucy and Cora, and their two dogs, Rudy and Turk.
JoAnn Martinez, Senior Technician / Medical Staff Manager
JoAnn grew up in a large family here in Houston and graduated from Memorial High School. She has wanted to work with animals since she was a teenager. She has been working in veterinary medicine for over 15 years. She loves helping pets because they love us unconditionally.
Her ultimate goal is to go to Bible college and work in children's ministry or a recovery home.
JoAnn and her son, Nicholas, live with their two cats, Angel and Grace. The cats are beginning to accept the newest addition, Faze, a rescued Shih Tzu.
Christina Hayden, Assistant Office Manager
Christina was raised in Sugar Land. She claims she has wanted to work with animals since birth. She met a nice young man in high school but didn't pay much attention to him until she re-connected with him at Texas A&M. She graduated in 2013 with double major in Biomedical Science and Bio-environmental Science. She joined Village Veterinary Clinic family in 2013. She married her best friend, Daniel, in 2014. Daniel was recently discharged from the United States Navy. After living apart the first year of their marriage, they are enjoying their new life together. Christina and Daniel live with their dogs Izzy and Axel.
Robin Haffner, Receptionist
Robin has been a client favorite for many years. She will laugh with you and cry with you. If you need an opinion or advice, she is your girl! She has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She has been an animal lover all her life. In fact, her husband, Doug, threatened to leave her if she brought another animal home. This resulted in moving out to the country! She and her husband moved to Navasota several years ago. A country girl at heart, she makes the trek to Houston to assist the clients at Village Veterinary Clinic! That’s how spectacular this clinic is!
Tara Morrison, Receptionist
Tara was raised in Los Fresnos, TX (South Texas). She has always loved animals. She received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M in 2007. She joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2014 and was an instant hit with our clients.
Tara lives with her Ragdoll cat, Finley and her dog, Aggie.
Carissa Perez, Technician
Carissa was raised in Galena Park where she graduated from Galena Park High School. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2009. She loves all animals and has always wanted to work with them. She has a large animal family at home including Stubby and Duke (dachshunds), Layla (mix) and Xena (pitbull). She also owns many reptiles.
Carissa is a new mother and her world now revolves around her handsome son. Carissa lives with her fiancé, Will and their son, Zarian.
Shana Weaver, Technician
Shana joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2013. She considers Village Veterinary Clinic her family and vice versa. She adores animals and lives to snuggle with them. Many of our clients consider her family as well. In her free time, she loves to play with animals, go to the beach and go dancing.
Shana lives with her dog, Shasta.
Ashley Black, Technician
Ashley was raised in the Beaumont area where she worked in veterinary medicine. She moved to Houston and began working at Village Veterinary Clinic in 2015. She has always wanted to work with animals. She has a special place in her heart for the senior pets and poodles. She always keeps us entertained telling us humorous stories about her bad dates. She has been a terrific addition to our family.
Ashley lives with Daphne, her miniature poodle.
Evonne Williams, Technician
Evonne joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2015. She worked in emergency medicine for several years before joining our family. Not only is she an excellent technician, she is often our entertainment. Her Louisiana humor always makes us laugh. Although exhausted most of the time, this new mother gives her all to our clients and their pets.
Evonne lives with her husband, Melvin, her son, “Q” and her two dogs, Nala and Cane.
Jennifer Tally, Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer joined Village Veterinary Clinic family in 2015 and immediately fit right in. Jennifer grew up in the Sugar Land area. She has wanted to work with animals as long as she can remember. She is always ready to lend a hand where needed.
She and her wife, Blythe live with their 6 cats, 2 dogs and an adored rescue bird in Katy. Her goal is to retire anywhere near the water.
MaKenzie Matecki, Veterinary Assistant
Makenzie grew up in the Spring Branch area. She graduated from Spring Woods High School where she was very active in FFA. She began working at Village Veterinary Clinic after graduation. She loves animals and loves working with them. She is currently attending Lone Star College pursuing a degree in elementary education.
MaKenzie currently lives at home with her family and 4 dogs: Gracie, Jane, Paisley, and Trixie.
Maxwell, Clinic Cat
Anyone who meets Max will first notice how gorgeous he is. Unfortunately, he knows it! Max is the king of this kingdom and we are only here to serve him.