Our Staff

Stephanie A. Hutchison, DVM


Dr. Hutchison cares for the needs of cats, dogs and horses. From vaccines to small animal surgeries, caring for your pets is Dr. Hutchison's number one focus and passion. Before Dr. Hutchison was a doctor, she worked at Alta Vista as a Tech since she was in high school. She attended Texas A&M for veterinary school and graduated in 1998. She came back to Alta Vista in 2005 and has been here since. 

Dr. Hutchison has been married to her husband Jimmy for 12 years. She has a 4 yr old daughter named RuthAnn, who loves to come to work with her mom! If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she'll say she wants to be just like her mom and be a "doctor for animals."

Dr.Hutchison currently has 5 dog: Jane, Kate, Myrtle, Rosebud and Steve. She also has 9 horses, a pony named Ruby, a donkey named Buford and too many cows to count. 

 


Elizabeth King, DVM


Dr.King graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She started her first mobile practice in SW Oklahoma tending to all creatures great and small. She then expanded to a lease facility named Village West veterinary Clinic. After 10 years she sold the practice, briefly owned a small animal emergency clinic then moved to Texas in 1998.

One of the highlights of her career was the privilege of being a trail veterinarian during the Iditarod race in Alaska for the last 6 years. She currently does relief work for veterinarians in the DFW area and she considers it a blessing to be able to work at AVAH.


Veterinary Technicians



Donna


Donna started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in November of 1982.

She is married to Leland they have 2 kids, Fawn and Ty and 2 grandchildren her granddaughter loves to run barrels and her grandson loves to race motorcycles and play baseball.

She has 3 dogs, Snip, Shelby, and Jase. 5 horses, Chloe, Piper, Virginia, Molly and Duchess. 3 Cats, Pete, Stall Kitty, and Fuz Butt.

Her hobbies are.....

Barrel racing


Jimmy Don


Jimmy Don started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in October 2005.

He lives with his wife and 2 step-children Brandon and Brooke.

They have lots of sheep, 4 dogs, Piper, Bonnie, Cycle, and Bandit, and 3 Horses, Frosty, Bailey and Cheyenne.

His hobbies are.......

Team roping and DIY stuff.



Steve


Steve Meek was a Veterinary Tech/ Groomer at Alta Vista Animal Hospital for 3 years. It doesn't seem like that long, but he left a lasting impression on everyone he met including the animals. He had a love for animals and people that was unmatched. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help someone out, including rabbits, raccoons, opossums etc. The dogs and cats would agree that he gave the best therapeutic ear twists!

Steven was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor in December 2015. His tumor was surgically removed and he underwent chemo therapy and radiation, but unfortunately, the tumor came back.

Steve went home to be with his heavenly Father on July 26, 2016.

He is survived by 2 sons, who loved him dearly, and also several pets!

Steve, we miss you and will always love you! 


Kelly


Kelly started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in October of 2008.

She has been in the Veterinarian field for over 13 years. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and her 7 furry children, 3 dogs, Princess, Porter, Pixie, 4 cats, Patton, Panzer, Pebbles, and one eyed Kitty Boy. She enjoys doing her own nails and playing with make up in her beauty room, she also likes to organize and decorate her home.

Her hobbies are...........

Nail Art, Make-up, Motorcycles, Watching Movies, Taking Naps, Arts & Crafts, and Organizing & Decorating.

Kelly went home to be with her heavenly Father Feb of 2017 she is survived by her spouse Shane and her son Kane. We truly miss her everyday. 



Kristine


Kristine started working for us in 2019 part time as a kennel tech, she started training as a vet tech shortly afterwards and is now our full time lead vet tech.  Kris is married has 3 three grown boys , she also has four dogs, two cats, two ferrets, fish,  and a blue tongued skink.  

Client Support Services



Scott


 

Scott started working for Alta Vista in Feb of 2017 after working for GTE/Verizon for 25 years.  Scott and his wife Becky have 6 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats and 14 chickens.  

 



Lory



 

Lory started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in September 2017

I have been married for 45 years, we have 4 children and 13 grand children and 1 great grand child. I have 1 Siberian huskies who are full of energy and our babies. I now has a spunky kitten named Boo, she loves getting into things and loves table scraps! Yes they are spoiled rotten. I love the mountains and hiking, seeing wolves. I have been in the veterinary field for 20 years and love it. 

My hobbies are fishing, biking, gardening, sewing and taking care of the grand kids. I love fires on cold evenings and Christmas is my #1 holiday. I go crazy. 



Shari

Receptionist


Started working here on April 3, 2019 as our part time receptionist. She has 6 pets that she loves dearly: a cat named Kali, a blue and gold macaw named Harley, a green cheek conure named Clover, 2 blue heelers named Roscoe and Stella, and a dachshund named Gracie Mae. She is a mother of 2 grown kids and a wife to a retired US Navy husband.

Kennel Technicians



Garrett


Garret started working at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in September of 2015.

He loves to travel with his family, and loves being with the animals.  He has 2 dogs, Bella and Diezel, a cat named Napoleon and a hedgehog named Stanley.

His hobbies are............

Special Olympics, shopping, and movies.