Our Team

Craig Verwers, D.V.M.

Dr. Verwers’ interest in veterinary medicine goes back to his freshman year at Western Hills

High School when he met a Fort Worth veterinarian and learned what a veterinarian did. He started working for that veterinarian as a kennel assistant when he was 14 years old and continued working with different veterinarians through high school and college. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A & M University College of Veterinarian Medicine.


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Dr. Verwers lives on a small farm in the Aledo area. He raises sheep and currently has chickens, and of course dogs and a barn cat. Ronnie, an Anatolian Shepard works with Lucy, a Great Pyrenees to guard the homestead protecting it from all unwanted four-legged creatures like coyotes and raccoons that might hurt the sheep or chickens. Little Susie Q, who does her best to run with the big dogs, doesn’t know that she is only six pounds.

Dr. Verwers’ desire is to partner with you to give your pet the longest, healthiest, and happiest life possible. He enjoys sharing the latest information with pet parents on ways to make this goal possible. Important components to maintaining good health are preventative lab work, good dental care, and quality nutrition as part of an overall preventative protocol. With a full in-house lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and radio and laser scalpels, he is able to do diagnostic procedures as well as many general surgeries. Extensive use of cold laser therapy helps many cases.

In the past several years, Dr. Verwers has become an avid golfer; frequently playing twice a week. His ongoing involvement with the Optimist and Rotary clubs is important to him because of the benefits they provide to the community and the friendships he has formed through them. He regularly volunteers at Beautiful Feet in the kitchen making breakfast. But most importantly, he is the husband of Debbie, a father of four and a grandfather of seven.

Barbara, Office Manager

Barbara has been with the practice since 2009. She started as a Kennel Assistant and enjoyed working closely with the boarding and hospitalized pets. With that experience, she moved to the front desk as a Client Care Representative and Office Manager. She is a pro at the front desk and can get the answer to most any situation that may come her way. She always has a pleasant word for pets and pet parents when they come in the door. She also is our hospice/grief counselor: something she feels a true calling for. Her ability to bring comfort to pet parents in a difficult time is truly remarkable.

 

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Barbara has a house full of pets. They include four dogs-Katie, a black lab; Rex, a boxer; Sophie, a Chihuahua mix, and Bridgett, a terrier mix and a handful. The gang is rounded out with kitty cats Simon, Sassy, and Ruby. Ask Barbara about Hill’s CD stress diet and how it made her cats find peace with each other at her house. She was the one that converted most of the staff with cats to the CD Stress diet and what a difference it has made in everyone’s’ household!

Barbara enjoys meeting and greeting the pets and their parents when they enter the door of Ridglea West Animal Hospital. She is the “keeper of the treats” at the front desk. It won’t take long for your pet to learn the treat routine at check out. She likes seeing how the special diets such as the CD Stress, JD and Metabolic Diets can improve pets’ lives. She also appreciates how Cold Laser Therapy can give immediate relief to pets’ aches and pains. She attributes her years of experiences as a mother and wife for her ability to support and assist clients through difficult decisions and situations.

When not at the animal hospital she enjoys working with the preschoolers at her church. She is very involved with Vacation Bible School each summer and loves working it so much that she schedules vacation time around it. She also enjoys getting together with the girls in her family at Painting With a Twist and creating paintings for her home.

Sara, CVA

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Kevyn, Client Service Representative

Kevyn has been caring for pets for over five years and has worked as a trained groomer in the profession for almost four years. She has the training and skill to work with dogs of all breeds and with cats. In addition to bathing and clipping, she can dermal and paint nails and even apply the nail caps.

 

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Kevyn has two bearded dragons-a male called Sammie and a female named Calypto. She has a cute little girl Pug mix named Alex.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and her pets. She is a comic book buff and enjoys watching scary movies.

Kevyn is eager to visit with you and learn more about your pet!

Linda, Exam Room Assistant

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Debbie

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Tori, LVT

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Alyssa, CVA

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