Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Rowlett, TX. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Garland, Sachse, Sunnyvale, Mesquite, Wylie, Batch Springs, and Rockwall.

  • Dr. Josh Cope

    Medical Director + Veterinarian

    After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Josh moved down to Texas as fast as he could. Dr. Josh is a second-generation veterinarian. He grew up on a small farm in Ohio, where he spent most of his childhood traveling with his father treating all kinds of animals, and talking to local farmers. Dr. Josh and his wife Kristin have 2 children (Cameron and Kasdin) and 2 furbabies (Charlie and Jazmine). In his spare time, Dr. Josh likes golfing, hiking, and anything outdoors.
  • Dr. Troy Barton

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Troy Barton earned his veterinary degree from WashingtonState University through a combined program with Utah State University. Growing up in a military family, he lived all across the country and overseas including California, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Japan, and Argentina. He and his wife, Katie, spend most of their time chasing around their daughter, Ellie, who was born at the beginning of 2020. Dr. Troy loves hiking, camping, fishing, country music, golfing, and watching Alabama Football (RollTide!). Most of all, he has a passion for helping owners understand how to best care for their pet from preventive medicine all the way through the end of life care.

  • Dr. Kayla Stahl

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Kayla was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonda, California. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and did her Clinical year at LSU- Geaux Tigers! – she lives in Rowlett with her island-mutt Ziggy Mon and her oriental short hair Sugar. In her free time, Dr. Kayla loves going to new restaurants and exploring Texas. At the clinic, Dr. Kayla loves being client-focused and helping them love and care for every pet as if they were her own.

  • Dr. Christina Gietema

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Christina Gietema grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she also played volleyball for the Lady Mocs. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Within weeks of graduating from vet school, she moved to Texas. Her favorite things in Texas are the State Fair, Canton First Monday Trade Days, and trying new restaurants. Most of her free time is spent at home with her pets and precious son Wyatt, who was born in April of 2020. Dr. Christina has two dogs, Annie and Little Tyke, and two cats, Millie and Oliver. Dr. Christina’s aspiration is to help every pet stay as healthy as possible to keep them with their families as long as possible. She looks forward to meeting you and getting to know your furry friends!

  • Dr. Stephanie Hiefner

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Stephanie grew up in McKinney Texas and completed her undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University (Wreck ‘em Tech!). Dr. Stephanie’s veterinary school journey took her to the Midwest where she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her doctorate degree. The day after graduation she moved back to her North Texas roots and lives with her husband and their rottweiler, Ruger, and Australian shepherd mix, Lily Mae. In her free time she enjoys hiking, days at the lake, and baking desserts. In the clinic, Dr. Stephanie aspires to provide high-quality individualized care for each patient and build trust-filled relationships with her clients. She looks forward to meeting you and caring for your furry best friend!

  • Shelby McKenzie

    Practice Manager

    Shelby is Texas born and raised. She shares a home with her husband Trevor, their son Gauge their daughter Addilynn, their fur-babies Chloe and Rhett and 12 chickens. She loves traveling with her family and going on spontaneous adventures. Shelby can’t wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

  • Yanely Garcia

    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Yanely has been with Premier Vet Care since 2016. She started as a receptionist before working her way to Veterinary Technician. Yanely and her husband have four dogs- Denver, Lucas, Luna and Tucker, and one cat named Grey. Yanely’s second passion outside of animals is weddings and spends her time outside of the clinic as an event/wedding day-of coordinator.

  • Lilly Gothard

    Veterinary Technician

    Lilly majored in Biology at the University of North Texas. She has been a veterinary technician at Premier Vet Care since 2015 and is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at St. George University in Grenada. In four short years Lilly will be returning to Premier Vet Care full time to work as a DVM!

  • Ebed Aguilar

    Veterinary Technician

  • Diane Sorsby

    Receptionist

    Diane was born and raised outside of Chicago. She moved to Texas and met her husband Jimmy. They currently have five cats and one dog that are all rescues! Diane enjoys helping SPIN (a Great Pyrenees rescue organization). She also enjoys volunteering for the Salvation Army whenever possible. Diane loves working at the clinic and looks forward to doing whatever she can to be a part of Dr. Josh’s team!

  • Dee Korpik

    Receptionist

    Dee has been married for 20 years to her wonderful husband, Troy. Between them, they have 4 children and 2 furbabies – a Bulldog, Gorda, and a Frenchie, Bosley. Previously, Dee worked at a local dog boarding facility for 11 years, and has been with Premier Vet Care since opening day! Dee looks forward to serving you.

  • Meredith Rogers

    Receptionist

    Born in Midland, Texas, Meredith is an Army Brat that was raised in Alabama, Kansas, and Texas. Her passion for animals started at a young age. She grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, iguanas, fish, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and even a duck! She graduated from the University of Kansas and worked in the HR Consulting field for almost 10 years before she realized that working at a veterinary clinic was where her heart was meant to be. She can oftentimes be seen running around the clinic taking pictures of cute babies for our Instagram. Meredith lives in Rowlett with her boyfriend of over 13 years and their 4 dogs (PJ, Mookie, Rocco, and Winston). In her free time, Meredith enjoys off-roading, kayaking, eating snacks, napping, hanging with her dogs, petting every dog she sees, and volunteering with animal rescues. Meredith looks forward to meeting, photographing, and falling in love with your fur-babies!
  • Savanah Mckenzie

    Receptionist

    Savanah Graduated from Rockwall High School. Her passion for animals started at a young age. She has 4 dogs- Yona, Nova, Bear, Remington and also one cat named Whiskey that rules the house. She loves going hiking, lake days and visiting new places. Savanah can’t wait to meet your fur babies!

  • Jennifer Kennedy

    Receptionist

  • Becca Zekert

    Veterinary Technician

    Becca has been working with animals since 2015. She was born in Colorado, but raised in Texas. She is obsessed with her dog Rambo, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix. In her free time she enjoys being outside with Rambo, reading and trying new restaurants. Animals are the best part of every day, and she can’t wait to meet yours!
  • Phi Nguyen

    Receptionist

    I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and conservation at Texas A&M-Commerce. I spent most of my life in Texas and lived in Virginia for two years. I have two chihuahuas named Bailey and Bubba, and a pit bull named Bella. I also have two Hermann’s tortoises, two crested geckos, a hamster, and a betta fish. I enjoy traveling, going to the gym, relaxing, and just being a complete couch potato with my dogs!
  • Josefina Jaimes

    Groomer

    Josefina has been grooming for four years. She lives in Dallas with her husband and her daughter Aliya. She has two dogs- Odin and Jupiter, and one cat- Kitty Galore.In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter at the park and going kayaking. Josefina aspires to learn Asian Fusion Grooming Style- and can’t wait to give your furry family member a spa day!

  • Bella Pina

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Isaac Pinda

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Amanda Wood

    Groomer

    Amanda has been grooming for over 16 years and is very passionate about animals. She is proficient in all breed grooming, hand scissored cuts, difficult dogs, and cat grooming. She has 2 sons, 4 dogs and 3 cats! Outside of work, Amanda and her family enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.

  • Isaiah Gracy

    Veterinary Assistant

    Isaiah graduated from Sachse High School. He started at Premier Vet Care as an intern while he completed his Vet Assistant Certification program. He has since officially joined our team and aspires to work his way up to Veterinary Technician!

  • Jazmine Landry

    Veterinary Technician

    Jaz is from Dallas, but was raised in Mobile, Alabama. Jaz just graduated from Prairie View A&M University, she is hoping to get into Veterinary School next year and eventually become a Small Animal Veterinarian. Jaz has a maltese-mix named Izzy. In her free time, Jaz is a makeup artist and loves how artistic and expressive makeup can be. She can’t wait to meet your furry-family!

  • Nidia Romero

    Veterinary Technician

    Nidia lives in Dallas and dreams of one day owning her very own a Doberman Pinscher. She currently attends Cedar Valley College and is pursuing her Veterinary Technician License but hopes to one day become a veterinarian. She loves caring for our sick patients and helping them recover. At the clinic, you can find Nidia snuggling rescue kittens and puppies.

  • Gabbie Gleaves

    Receptionist

    Gabbie graduated from Forney High School and has been with Premier Vet Care since 2018. She has five dogs- Chevy, Cooper, Chip, Hunter, and Hazel and they are her entire world! Gabbie has always had a passion for animals and hopes to have her own Rescue Group one day. In her free time, Gabbie loves road-tripping to Colorado, hiking and kayaking with her dogs. Gabbie absolutely loves working at Premier Vet Care and cannot wait to see where the future takes her!

  • Sarah Granado

    Veterinary Technician

    Sarah graduated from Sachse High School and is currently attending East Field College. She is majoring in Nursing and wants to become a forensic nurse one day.
    She owns three dogs- Paisely, Sandy and Percy. She also has a Saddlebred gelding named Lucky. In her spare time she loves spending time at the barn with her horse. She has a passion for working with our exotic patients!

  • Alicia Moreni

    Veterinary Assistant

    Alicia is a junior at Texas A&M University-Commerce where she is majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, in which she will proceed with her goal to become a small animal veterinarian. Alicia also owns three dogs, a yorkie (Ava), a super-mutt (Levi), a lab/chihuahua mix (Apollo), and a few cats. Outside of work and school Alicia enjoys helping others by volunteering in numerous activities, exercising/sports, and horseback riding.

  • Hannah Carroll

    Veterinary Technician

    Hannah is a veterinary student at Texas A&M University and will graduate in 2023. Gig’em Aggies! She has been with us since 2016 and works during her school breaks. She hopes to come back and work as a DVM at Premier after graduation!

  • Andrae Wilson

    Veterinary Technician

    Andrae was born and raised in Jamaica. He joined Premier Vet Care in 2019 and has a passion for helping with surgery. Andrae has three children and two bulldogs- Kingston and Marley. Andrae is also the drummer for a popular Reggae band- Lion Heights. In his free time, Andrae loves playing gigs with his band, making terrariums/aquascapes, and spending time with his family.

  • Crystal Grajalez

    Veterinary Technician

    Crystal was born and raised in Texas and has been a veterinary technician since 2017. She has a passion for rescuing animals. At the clinic, Crystal enjoys surgery and helping treat our exotic patients. She also loves the outdoors, exploring new places and hopes to travel the world. She can’t wait to meet you and your furry family!