Soon after graduating from Texas A&M in 1985, Dr. Nixon started his own practice in Tyler, TX where he stayed for eight years. Since moving to Dallas, he has focused on emergency and critical care. Dr. Nixon started at the Animal Emergency Hospital the day it opened its doors and became the Chief of Staff about six months later.
Dr. Blackmon grew up in the Keller area and graduated from Haltom High School. Dr. Blackmon earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010 from Texas A&M. While she practices small animal emergency/critical care, she has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Blackmon now resides in Justin, TX with her 3 cats, 3 dogs, and horse. In her time off she enjoys traveling and horseback riding.
A 2001 Kansas State graduate, Dr. Quentin Brands now calls North Texas his home. He practiced animal medicine in Abilene before moving to the Metroplex and making a change to emergency medicine. He lives with a cat named Timber and a dog named Eddie.
Dr. Griffin received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1996. Her hobbies include her dog Max and rock climbing. She has been an emergency veterinarian since graduating from veterinary school.
Dr. Altom is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She first practiced in Rockwall then Arlington before settling in Keller. There, she built and ran Creekside Pet Care Center from 1998 to 2008. She considers herself now semi-retired as she focuses on raising her children and continuing her work with local rescue organizations. She enjoys her work at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas and gears her continuing education on emergency veterinary medicine. Her favorite challenge- an unhappy cat!!! She swears she's never met a cat she couldn't win over--- eventually!!
Dr. McGee received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 1987. She practiced emergency medicine in El Paso and Austin before moving to Southlake in August of 2008. She and her husband Mike have 3 children and too many pets. When she is not at the emergency hospital, she would like to be scuba diving with her family half way across the world.
Dr. Olivares graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, a Masters of Wildlife Science and an undergraduate degree, all from Texas A&M University. Dr. Olivares grew up in San Antonio but now resides in North Texas. His hobbies include following Texas Aggie football, being outdoors, spending time with his dogs “Tara” and “Pecas”, and hanging out with family and friends.
Dr. Libby Ramirez graduated from Texas A&M in 2002. She started at AEHNT in 2003 after spending a year practicing in El Paso while her husband completed his medical internship. They now reside in Irving and share their household with two young sons and a Rhodesian ridgeback named Mali.
Dr. Speed received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M. She grew up in Houston but now lives in Trophy Club. She is pictured here with two of her three Boxer "kids", Boomer and Austin. Turtle is the most recent addition. Her hobbies include running, spending time with family and friends, and hiking with Turtle and Austin. She and her husband just recently welcomed their second "human kid" to their family!
A 2000 and 2004 Texas A&M graduate as well as a 1997 Carroll High School graduate, Dr. Turner has returned to North Texas. She practiced both equine medicine and small animal emergency medicine until she decided that emergency medicine was the right place for her. We are lucky to have her at AEHNT full-time. Ellie, a ridgeless Ridgeback-mix is her constant companion.
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