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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. 

  • Dr. Will Prachyl

    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.

  • Jonathan S.
    Practice Manager/Lead Veterinary Technician

    Jonathan grew up in Kaufman County and joined our team in 2021 with more than ten years experience in the veterinary field he was selected to become one of our veterinary technicians. There is never a dull moment providing medical care for animals and you learn something new every day. Shortly after being hired on, he was promoted to our lead veterinary technician, overseeing all staff and helping facilitate communication between staff and management. Soon after he was promoted to Practice Manager.

    Jonathan has an adventurous side; when he isn't in the clinic helping with our patient care, he is competing on horseback at rodeos and barrel races. 

    His favorite quote is 'Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths' Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Suzanna T.
    Kennel Manager/ Veterinary Technician Assistant

    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. 

  • Chasidy S.
    Client Relations

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

    She has a Toy Aussie named Cricket, who she adopted through us and has many chickens at home.

    Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys being a mom to her two teen sons. This includes fishing, basketball and going on as many trips as possible. 

    Her favorite movie is 'Tombstone' and 'Sweet Home Alabama'. 

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

    Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping the clients and patients feel welcomed and at home. Spreading positivity and seeing smiles on everyone's face is her main goal.

  • 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. 

  • Rachel B.
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Rachel joined the VZACC team in August 2021

  • Sherry W.
    Veterinary Technician

    Sherry joined the VZACC team in August 2021

  • Chelsea G.
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Chelsea joined the VZACC team in October 2021.

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