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  • Dr. Buck Vantrease

     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. 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. His oldest daughter has caught the bug to follow in her father’s footsteps and plans to go to Texas A&M to become a veterinarian.“I look forward to being huge supporter and leader in Wills Point, both with our schools (Go Tigers!) and from a business point of view, he said. 

  • Marenda M
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Marenda started at VZACC in 2014 as a technician. 

    She has 3 blue heelers, named Gracie, Remi,  and Harley, and one kitty named Swiper.

    In her free time, she enjoys fishing, playing pool, riding horses, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors.

    Her favorite movie is '8 Seconds.'

    Her favorite quote is ' To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.'

    Marenda is passionate about all aspects of vet medicine, including surgery, dentistry, client education, and equine medicine.

  • Chasidy S
    Client Relations

    Chasidy started at VZACC in June of 2017 as a receptionist.

    She has a Toy Australian Shepherd named Cricket plus many chickens & ducks. 

    In her free time, she enjoys being a mom to her two sons. This usually involves fishing, basketball, vacations, and much more.

    Her favorite movie is 'Tombstone' & favorite Tv show is 'Yellowstone'.

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

    Chasidy is passionate about making our clients and patients feel at home, and always welcome.  She firmly believes that your pet's comfort and happiness is a top priority!

  • Megan Ray

    Megan returned to VZACC recently as a receptionist.

    She has a pitbull named Scarlett Jo, a Chiwiene names Sassy, a mini aussi named Amos Moses, and a kitty cat named Kit Kat at home.

    Outside of vet medicine, she likes to spend time with her family and cook.

    Her favorite movies are, 'Tombstone', 'The Other Guys', 'Urban Cowboy', and 'Life'.

    Her favorite quote is, 'Tough times never last, but tough people do.'  ~Robert H Schiuller

    When asked what part of vet medicine she is most passionate about, she answered with, 'To me there is nothing more rewarding that seeing a pet overcome an injury/ilness and the joy on the owners face when they come back for a check up.  When there pet is super happy to see us on that second visit, makes it all worth while.'

  • Suzanna
    Kennel Manager

    Suzanna joined the VZACC team in June 2019 as a kennel manager.

    She has 2 dogs at home.  A pit bull named Tigeress, and a lab named Ruby.

    Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and children.

    Her favorite movie is '10 Things I Hate About You.'

    Her favorite quote is, 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.'  ~Joshua 24:15

    Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to give boarding dogs the comfort they need when away from their owners. 

  • Samantha O.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha (Sam) joined our team in 2019 as a high school intern and was hired on in 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant.

    She has several pets at home:  Rico the catahoulal,  Mya the chihuahua, Chablis the arabian horse, Leryx the arabian horse, and Jorjjah the arabian/paint horse.

    Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys riding and showing her horses.

    Her favorite movie is 'Divergent'.

    Her favorite quote is 'The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.'  ~Dolly Parton

    When asked what part of veterinary medicine she is passionate about, she replied ' My passion is learning more every day about animals and medications used to help them.'

  • Jan Cardona-Mosely

    Jan Cardona-Mosely, PhD

    Jan joined VZACC in 2019 while also completing her Doctorate at Louisiana State University- School of Veterinary Medicine. Although her passion was always in Veterinary Medicine, she had a lustrous career in Health Care for twenty years. It was only when she and her family decided to move back home to Texas from Washington D.C. that she decided to pursue her passion in the Veterinary field once more. 

    She is married with three Sons and one Daughter. Her oldest Son Liam resides in Maryland, her Son Patrick in Florida and her youngest Son Gabriel and Daughter Naida are students at Canton High School. 

    Jan and her husband Patrick Mosely operate a small horse ranch in Canton, Texas. She has a passion for 'The Wild' being heavily involved with saving Bureau of Land Management Wild Mustangs and working closely with Evanescent Mustang Rescue out of Sherman, Texas and Sophia's Oasis For Equine 'SOFE' out of St Leonard, Maryland. She has also developed a strong relationship with Pet Rescue Alliance out of Alexandria, Virginia to help the Clinic place rescued Dogs and Cats in homes. They have four dogs, a Wolf Hybrid, two birds, a turtle and an indoor potbelly pig. You will often spot Lilly (her dog) in the clinic playing with Cooper or glued to Jan's side.

    When possible Jan and her family are 'World Travelers' and recreational Scuba Divers.

    Classical Music is one of her passions with the Cello being her Love. 

    Jan's favorite areas of Veterinary Medicine is Equine Dentistry and Livestock. You will often see her tending to our Goats, Horses, Pigs and other Farm/Family Animals. 

  • Mallory Anderson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Mallory joined VZACC in 2019 as a high school intern and was hired on as a Veterinary Assistant in February of 2020.

    She has Luna (pictured) the Great Pyrenees, Hope the Basset Hound Mix, Piper the Jack Russell Terrier Mix, Misty the Ragdoll, Babyboy the Ragamuffin, and Joy the Cockatiel. Mallory also has a variety of chickens and eight bee hives at the Ranch. 

    Outside of Veterinary Medicine Mallory competed in cheerleading, drill team, and livestock shows. She was also heavily involved in FFA all four years of high school.

    Her favorite series is 'The Office'.

    Her favorite quote is 'If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small.' -Richard Branson

    Her favorite part of Veterinary Medicine is being able to learn more so she can adequately help others keep their animal family happy and healthy. 

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