Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing quality pet healthcare services in Frisco, 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 AAHA and Fear Free Certified and 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 The Colony, Little Elm, and Hackberry. We are accepting new clients and have same-day appointment availability.

  • DR. TONY LOPEZ

    DVM + DABVP

    University of Oklahoma, 1993, Biochemistry, BS
    Oklahoma State University, 1997, DVM
    ABVP Diplomate, 2005 Specialist Certification

    Dr. Tony Lopez started Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital. He has worked as a veterinarian in the DFW area for 26 years after graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.

    Dr. Lopez was employed as an associate veterinarian in north Dallas for the past 11 years, practicing at Cornerstone Animal Clinic. During that time, the practice doubled in size. While Dr. Lopez did not want to leave many beloved clients, pets, and staff, he made the difficult decision to realize the dream of opening his own veterinary practice.

    Dr. Lopez is a board-certified specialist in canine and feline practice. There are only a handful of these specialists in the DFW area and board certification represents an extra level of medical and surgical expertise in taking care of your dog or cat. More information about board-certified specialists can be found here at the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners web site. Dr. Lopez obtained his specialist status in 2005.

    Dr. Lopez shares his home with many pets and enjoys the company of a very smart Border Collie named Wyatt, and two male orange tabbies — Gimly and Eli.

  • DR. STEVEN HULL

    DVM

    Oklahoma State University, 1998, DVM

    Dr. Steven Hull has been practicing in the DFW area since 1998. He is a certified cat-friendly veterinarian who attended undergraduate classes at Oklahoma State University for just 2 years before being accepted to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine at age 19. In the summer of 1996, Dr. Hull and Dr. Lopez met through mutual friends while both in Veterinary School at OSU. This nearly 25-year friendship is a large part of what brought Dr. Hull to Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital after a 16-year tenure at Carrier Animal Hospital in Grand Prairie.

    In his spare time during high school, he began showing cats in the Cat Fanciers’ Association. He exhibited several breeds of cats to National Wins, earning them wins among the top 15 cats in the country.  One of these cats, a Russian Blue named Nick, was featured on ESPN in a special chronicling a show Steven attended in San Francisco in 1992. Later that same year, he began breeding and showing Oriental and Colorpoint Shorthairs and eventually produced a National Winner in both breeds. Another hobby of his is bowling, in both leagues and tournaments. The highlight of Steven’s bowling career was a perfect 300 game in October 2002.

    Currently, Dr. Hull has two Miniature Australian Shepherds, Marlee and Maddie,

  • DR. MIKAELA STANISLAV

    DVM

    Dr. Stanislav grew up outside of Houston and attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate and veterinary school. After graduating from vet school in 2019 she moved to the DFW area to begin her veterinary career. She enjoys working with both small and large animals on occasion.

    Dr. Stanislav grew up riding horses and has been caring for animals since she was little. This was when her love for animals began and since then has been working towards becoming a veterinarian and being able to help people and their animals. Dr. Stanislav has a silver Labrador named Terra who likes frequent games of fetch and eating vegetables. When not working Dr. Stanislav enjoys spending time with friends, golfing, playing volleyball and reading.

  • DR. JENNIFER HOUCK

    DVM

    Dr. Jennifer Houck joined Phillips Creek full-time in 2020. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1989 after completing her Bachelor of Science at the University. She has practiced in the DFW area for most of her career. She enjoys her time with patients and being able to keep them happy and healthy; as well as assisting their guardians to give them the best lives possible. She enjoys all aspects of medicines, surgery and preventive care for cats and dogs.

    Dr. Houck is an avid birdwatcher and bird photographer. Five years ago, she would have said “you are crazy!” if you suggested such a thing as birdwatching. She enjoys hiking and exploring the State Parks and refuges here in Texas. She also loves reading; her current genre addiction is Roman and Norse historical fiction. She is the happy guardian caretaker of 2 cats and 2 dogs (Bobby Boucher, Ozzy, Rizzo and Vincent). Ozzy is a recent adoption after a hard year that saw 3 of her pets pass over the Rainbow Bridge. He has sparked another candle of life in the household.

  • TIFFANY REED

    Practice Manager

    Tarleton State University, Animal Sciences

    Howdy!  My name is Tiffany Reed, and I have been in the Veterinary field for over 17 years.  I love coming to work every day, because my passion is caring for people and their pets.  I could not imagine doing anything else.  When I am not at PCVH, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Justin, and our daughter, Taelynn.  My four-legged children include Tootie – a pit bull puppy, Dos – a pit bull, Boogers – a Boston Terrier, and Carter – a Persian cat.  My hobbies include volleyball, softball and wakeboarding.  I am excited to be with Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital, and can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies.

     

     

  • KATIE MARTINEZ

    Veterinary Technician

    I’m a veterinary technician at PCVH. I am star-struck at the fact that I get to work at such a wonderful clinic with just as amazing co-workers. I have 3 dogs who are the loves of my life. Their names are Bear, Sasha, and Bean. In our free time we love to either head deep into the Colorado mountain range for some alone time or nap! I can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

  • JEANETTE ANTUNEZ

    Veterinary Technician

    Hi there I’m Jeanette, I’m one of the techs here at Phillips Creek. I’ve been in the veterinary field for over 5 years now and I absolutely love working with animals and learning new things in order to better help care for your pets. I have 3 dogs and a Persian cat of my own who are the loves of my life. Iden my German shepherd mix is the best companion I could have ever asked for! In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dog as well as playing video games. I’m looking forward to meeting your fur babies!

  • MATTHEW SIMMANG

    Veterinary Technician

    Hello! My name is Matthew and I’ve been with Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital since December 2022. The most common thing I hear from our clientele is, ‘You have the best job in the world!’, and my response is always, ‘I know!’. I’m extremely grateful to work with such an amazing staff and environment here at Phillips Creek. I look forward to meeting you and your animal!

  • KYLIE MARTIN

    Kennel Tech + Vet Tech Assistant

    I have been a Kennel Technician at Phillips Creek since June of 2019. I’m new to the veterinary business, and I’ve truly enjoyed gaining new hands-on experience every day. I’m very excited to see where my job takes me in the future. I enjoy spending time with my family and my 2 dogs: Clementine, an Aussie-Doodle, and Dirk, a pug. My hobbies include singing in my school choir and practicing karate, which I have been a part of for nearly 11 years. I’m so excited to be here, and I believe that I have found my true passion for caring for animals.

  • KRISTINA WADLEY

    Veterinary Technician

    Hi! I am Kristina Wadley, a Veterinary Assistant here at Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital. I recently graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachlor’s degree in Biology with the hope to continue my education in a Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine program. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Bevo Roo and Ace! I also enjoy time with family and friends. I can’t wait to meet you and your sweet furry family members!

  • ANDREA ALLEN

    Receptionist

    The University of Texas, BBA in Marketing

    Hi there!  My name is Andrea Allen and I’m delighted to be a member of the Phillips Creek Veterinary team!  After being a client I knew the quality of care received and decided to pursue a position.  It’s exciting to weave my passion for animals within my daily work!  When at home I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and our daughters, Sydney and Caroline.  With a young family there’s not much time for hobbies, however, I do enjoy photographing all our activities at home, taekwondo events and vacations.  We have a miniature Australian Shepherd named Ranger, and a sweet little terrier mix pup named Cricket that is the newest addition to our family.  They both keep us busy throwing tennis balls and going on walks! I look forward to greeting you and your cute fur babies at the front desk!

  • COLLETTE STRINGER

    Receptionist

    My name is Collette and I have been working in the animal field for over 20 years. I am a receptionist now, but was a Head Vet Tech for many years. I can’t imagine having any other career. I have a Bengal mix named Churchill and a Domestic short haired named Siouxsie.

  • JULIET NEWSOM

    Receptionist

    Juliet was born and raised in Ohio, living in both New York and Georgia before finally moving to Texas in 1999. Over the years she has worked in several full-service veterinary hospitals including emergency care and specialty referral. Currently, Juliet and her husband live in Little Elm with their four entitled felines – Queen Gertrude, Tammy Faye, Daisy May, and Ivar the boneless.

  • CAITLYN SHEW

    Receptionist

    Hey y’all. My name is Caitlyn and I’m a born and raised Texan. I joined PCVH in June of 2022 and have loved every last second of it. I have worked many different positions in the vet field over the last 4 years. I’m so excited to meet you and your fur baby. In my free time I enjoy going on Jeep adventures with my fiancé and painting. I’ve got 4 crazy pups at home: Hermione,Sucre, JoJo, and Sparky

  • KIMBERLY WATKINS

    Receptionist

    Hi! My name is Kimberly. I’ve been in the veterinary field since 2006, working at a private clinic as a receptionist/technician for about 15 years. I started working at Phillips Creek Veterinary Hospital in July of 21′ and absolutely love it. In my free time, I’m either spending time with my boyfriend, Cesar, gardening and/or cross stitching! Together we have two dogs and a cat; Naira, Anubis and Vince.

  • JONI

    Receptionist

    My name is Joni, and I have been with PCVH since October of 2019. Born and raised in Iowa with lots of pets to love. I have three wonderful kiddos, as well as two small dogs named Sawyer and Archer. I also have a cat named Naomi. I have always known my calling was to help people care for their pets.

  • MARIAH

    Veterinary Technician

    Hello everyone, my name is Mariah Filby! I am a Veterinary Technician at PCVH ! I absolutely love working with animals. I have been in the Veterinary field for a little over 7 years now. I started out as a kennel assistant and worked my way up to a Veterinary Technician over the years. I have three animals of my own: Jella Bella, a pit bull mix; Sage, a Siamese; and Rosemary, a tuxedo kitty. When I’m home I love spending time with my daughter who is under a year old, she usually keeps me pretty busy, as she likes to crawl everywhere and explore.

  • WYATT

    Hospital Animal Activity Director

    Wyatt was adopted from Ruff-Mutts, a Border Collie rescue group, in October of 2008. He proved that rescue adoptions can result in the absolute best dogs anyone could have. He’s been a great companion and you will likely see him around Phillips Creek when you come in to see us!

    Education: Mesquite, TX
    Interests: sleeping, hunting objects indoors (pens, papers, toothbrushes, computer mice, etc.), eating, repeating the above

  • GIMLY

    Feline Security Specialist

    Gimly came from the Mesquite animal control sometime in 2002. Gimly was named after the dwarf from the Lord of the Rings who was not afraid of ANYTHING. Gimly loves helping dogs to understand their own inadequacies and clearly believes felines to be a superior species. He’s quite happy to use dogs for bedding or warmth, though!

    Education: Mesquite, TX
    Interests: sleeping, hunting objects indoors (pens, papers, toothbrushes, computer mice, etc.), eating, repeating the above

  • ELI

    Feline Security Specialist

    Eli came from a farm southeast of Dallas. One of the technicians brought him in as a kitten. Dr. Lopez found him to be a valuable asset and he’s been around ever since. Eli is very elusive and shy about his good looks. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to spot him!

    Education: Farming, Kaufman, TX
    Interests: sleeping, eating, feline greenies, occasional short intervals of cardio exercise, repeating the above