Staff

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  • Dr. Buck VanTrease
    Veterinarian

     Buck VanTrease, D.V.M.

    Dr. Buck VanTrease is a 1984 graduate of Kansas State University. Post graduation he practiced in Tempe, Arizona in an mixed companion practices that included extensive equine work. In 1987 he founded a practice in Fountain Hills, Arizona predominately small animal medicine and surgery. He consulted and practiced with several large hospitals in Arizona where he started to develop advanced skills in surgery. 

    In 2003 he purchased a practice in the heart of Austin, Texas. It’s here that Dr. VanTrease, over the next several years, trained with some of the most respected doctors in the country in advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. After 15 years he was asked to develop and train other veterinarians in these areas and thus his travels lead him to San Antonio, Houston and finally to Wills Point, Texas.“ I was raised in a small town and have never forgotten the true benefits that came from that. I truly consider it a blessing that my journey has finally lead to here. I look forward to being very involved in the community at all levels”, he added when asked about moving from a large city to Wills Point. He as three children, a son and two daughters, who have the passion for the outdoors, horses, and helping others especially young kids. His son graduated from Ole Miss in commercial real-estate, a daughter at Colorado State studying Genetic Counseling and his youngest daughter is at Texas A&M studying Architecture .,  He was instrumental in starting an outdoor ministry in Austin for boys who didn’t have a father figure in their lives. Today Kids Outdoor Zone impacts thousands of boys and girls throughout the country. “I look forward to being huge supporter and leader in Wills Point & Edgewood. Especially with the students in the schools where he talks, and helps anyone who has aspirations of being a veterinarian.

  • Dr. Will Prachyl
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Will Prachyl is a graduate of Wills Point HS class of 2002. After high school he went on to become, “The proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2006! Whoop!”  Here he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science, while working as a veterinary technician at a small animal clinic.

    In August of 2006, Dr. Prachyl married his high school sweetheart and fellow Aggie, Robin.  Then just 2 short weeks later started his veterinary training at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2010.

    Following graduation Dr. Prachyl worked as an associate veterinarian in Rusk, Texas at a mixed animal practice, treating  all species from cats, dogs, cows and horses to hedgehogs, snakes, birds, kangaroos, capybara, zebras and camels!

    In August of 2021, Dr. Prachyl joined the team here at Zan Vandt Animal Care Center. He is excited to come back home and serve his community, where he can focus on providing high quality medicine for animals and high quality customer service for their owners.

    Dr. Prachyl and Robin have two kids, Alexis and Granger.  As a family they enjoy being involved in church and serving God in many different areas. They also enjoy playing sports, playing music and traveling from the beach to the mountains.

  • Chasidy S,
    Client Relations

    Chasidy joined the VZACC team in June of 2017 as a receptionist. 

    She has a Toy Aussie (Cricket), who she adopted through us.

    Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys being a mom to her two teen sons. This includes going to the gym, fishing, basketball and vacationing to the beach as much as possible. 

    Her favorite quote is 'She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.' -Proverbs 31:25

    She welcomes all our clients with a smile and energy that is contagious. Her positive attitude adds greatness to our team! 

  • Crista M.
    Veterinary Technician

    Crista joined the VZACC team in December of 2020 as a Vet Tech.

    She has 3 Great Pyrenees Bron, Kyrie and Ruger, 3 cats Seeley, Toulouse and Waffles and a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

    Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family and her goats. 

    Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping the clients and patients feel welcomed and at home. 

  • Sherry W.
    Veterinary Technician

    Sherry joined the VZACC team in August 2021. She brings over 14 years of professional technician experience & has a passion for veterinary dentistry. 

    She has been with her husband for over 30 years and has 3 sons. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing & hiking. Supporting her kids in all they do! 

  • Rachel B.
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Rachel joined the VZACC team in August 2021. 

    She has competed in equine shooting sports. She has 2 horses and just added a new colt to her numbers, along with 2 dogs Bo & Shiner. 

    She has experience with a wide varieties of animals and her help here is invaluable. She is one of those behind the scenes person that we couldn't do without. 

  • Delaney C.
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Delaney joined our team in December 2021. 

    She loves horses and all farm animals for that matter. She has a dog (Cooper) and a horse (Lefty). 

    In her spare time, she enjoys drinking coffee while watching the sunrise over the ranch. She also rides horses, fishes & works in the hayfield. 

    Her spunky attitude & determination brings joy to our clinic. She is one person we couldn't do what we do without!

  • Bryan Emerson
    Practice Manager

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Wills Point Office

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed