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Brianna Armstrong, DVM

Medical Director

Dr Brianna Armstrong believes veterinary visits should be as fun as a play date or a walk to the park! Yet, she also understands that check-ups aren’t always a relaxing experience for pets. So, she uses Fear Free tactics to create a friendly, calm, and inviting environment for cats and dogs.

She is passionate about facilitating the human-animal bond and does this through client education and prioritizing a positive in-hospital experience. Dr Armstrong understands the importance of clear communication to ensure her patient’s health and well-being. She makes it a priority that the client feels they understand the plan for their family member. She has a special interest in animal behavior and has worked with many different behavior cases.

Originally from New Orleans, Dr Armstrong got to Texas as quickly as she could. She received her undergraduate degree and her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University. When not caring for patients, Dr Armstrong spends time traveling, exercising, painting, and enjoying game nights with her husband, Tim. Their pets include two adorable cats, Rogelio and Xiomara, as well as a fluffy tripod Great Pyrenees mix named Raylan.

Phoebe Valdez
Phoebe Valdez

Hospital Manager

Phoebe values transparency, communication, and preparation. Clients love that she is a compassionate animal caretaker. Her goals are to make pets as comfortable as possible during their visit and ensure that she meets clients’ needs. Phoebe helps patients live long, healthy lives by making visits a positive experience for pets. She studies each animal’s behavior and adjusts her approach accordingly. She enjoys collaborating with clients to provide the best-individualized care.

To keep her skills current, Phoebe continues to attend training sessions. She is skilled at finding tricky veins, allowing her to draw blood or place catheters on small, scared, or wiggly pets. Phoebe attended Texas A&M University and studied Biomedical Sciences. She loves to work out, spend time outside, and hang out with her husband when not working. She also loves going on runs with her Border Collie, Jude. Nala, her cat, rules her house.

Lana Honning, DVM


Dr Lana Honning knows education and clear communication are vital to exceptional veterinary care. She helps clients understand her reasoning and always offers her clients treatment options. She keeps an open line of communication so pet parents can ask questions and share concerns.

Dr Honning is passionate about preventive medicine – including vaccinations, routine bloodwork, and yearly dental cleanings. Her goal is to provide top-notch care that treats an underlying issue before it becomes a problem.

She also takes a special interest in dentistry and dermatology. It is her mission to ensure all owners understand the importance of continued and effective dental care. This ensures all pets’ teeth stay healthy and pain-free. Skin issues are also very common in Texas and she loves to dive into this topic. She can relate since she also suffers from allergies!

Dr Honning received a BS in Biomedical Sciences and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She loves to spend time with her senior dog, Lilla vän, and her family and friends. She also loves live music and enjoys crafting/woodworking.

Aly Satterfield

Veterinary Technician

A true animal lover, Aly finds fulfillment in helping pets every day. Clients appreciate her personable attitude and believe in a transparent approach when discussing veterinary care with clients.

Aly wants each pet to feel comfortable while at Firehouse. She provides head scratches, snacks, and positive reinforcement. She gets on the pet’s level as well, going slowly to ensure the pet doesn’t feel scared.

Her passion for animals began when she was a child, and she has worked in boarding facilities before coming to Firehouse. Currently, Aly is earning her Associate’s Degree at Austin Community College for General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences. Her goal is then focus on veterinary medicine/technology.

Aly shares her heart with Chase, her Corgi/Belgian Malinois mix, and Stanley, a Korat cat. When not working, she loves to go hiking, spend time with her pets, and sing.

Sydni Brinkley

Veterinary Technician

Sydni truly values providing exceptional care to clients and their pets. She strives to exceed expectations, anticipate needs, and keep everyone feeling safe and at ease. Clients appreciate her clear communication, collaborative approach, and how she truly loves each patient who comes into the hospital.

As a pet owner, Sydni knows that keeping pets comfortable and secure is so important. She adapts her care for each pet, provides lots of love, and follows Fear Free and Feline Friendly tips. She has a soft spot for cats, and is always happy to help cats who may feel scared or who may need extra care.

She shares her home with her two dogs: a handsome rottweiler mix named Skott, and Lola, a sweet pit bull terrier mix. She also has two cats: Butter and TigerLily.

Cindy Williams

Veterinary Technician

Cindy loves collaborating with clients to create the best plan for their pets. She teaches clients about home care, discusses the veterinarian’s treatment plan, and takes time to answer any questions. Clients appreciate her compassionate and caring approach to pet care as well.

Cindy wants patients to feel comfortable at the hospital. She uses Fear Free techniques and lets the pet set the pace for the appointment. She is patient with all kinds of pets who come in, letting them take time to adapt before starting any treatments.

Currently, Cindy is working on her associate degree in veterinary technology. She plans to then attend the University of Texas to pursue a microbiology degree. When not working or at school, Cindy likes to go to the gym, play video games, and watch movies. She can also be found at the dog park with her lab/husky mix, Lexie.

Bella DePaoli

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Bella’s goal is to make clients’ lives easier while providing top-tier care for their pets. She uses thorough collaboration, transparency, and a patient approach to connect with clients and their pets. Clients appreciate Bella’s outgoing personality and how she strives to keep pets comfortable during their appointments.

Bella is currently in school at Penn Foster University, working to become a licensed veterinary technician. She loves working with both dogs and cats, and learning new ways to keep pets safe and comfortable during their visit. When not working, she loves crafting, crocheting, and spending time with her two dogs: Taliyah, a lab mix, and Vi, a pit bull mix.

Coming Soon
David Anderson

Client Service Coordinator

David greets every client with hospitality and an upbeat attitude. Clients appreciate his compassion and how he genuinely cares for every person and pet who comes into Firehouse. He’s always happy to answer questions and advocate for patients’ needs.

To keep pets comfortable, David uses a calm, quiet approach. He greets patients on their level and studies their body language to understand what they need to feel comfortable. David loves getting to meet all the new pets who come into the hospital.

When not working, he loves to paint and chat with his friends from all over the world. He also loves to play with his four dogs: Boston Terriers Annabelle and Odin, and pugs Lenore and Mooncake.

Lisa Berletch

Client Service Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

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