Animal Diagnostic Clinic

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • E. Kelly Nitsche, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM

    Medical Director
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DABVP, DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Nitsche is a graduate of Texas A&M University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1979, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Sciences in 1981, and DVM in 1983. He was in

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  • Mary Aslanian

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVECC

    Dr. Mary Aslanian received her DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Angel Animal Medical Center

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  • James Custis DVM, MS, DACVR (RO)

    Veterinary Specialist
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Custis received his DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. During his two years in a progressive small animal practice in Houston, Texas, he developed a particular

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  • Matthew Miller, DVM, MS, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Texas A&M University
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Miller received his DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and followed with an internship at Colorado State University. He then completed a dual program consisting of a

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  • Brandy Porterpan

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Louisiana State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Porterpan graduated Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and then completed both a general internship and small animal internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University

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  • Jean Rifkin

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Rifkin received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical fourth year at The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She then completed

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  • Erin E. Roof

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Louisiana State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Roof received her DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and subsequently completed general rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in

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  • Carrie B. Waters DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Waters received her DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She completed an internship in small animal medicine followed by a residency in small animal

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  • Zachary M. Wright

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Zachary Wright was raised in the DFW Area (Rockwall). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Notre Dame and his veterinary medical degree from Texas A&M

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

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