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Veterinarians

Dr. Wendy McGuire
Veterinarian

Wendy McGuire

Dr. McGuire is the owner of Fischer Veterinary Clinic. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2012 and came to join the Fischer Veterinary team in 2014. She loves veterinary medicine because it opens the opportunity to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets. Rescue work is also one of her passions; she loves being able to give animals a second chance. Her professional interests include dentistry and internal medicine cases. Dr. McGuire is married with a beautiful baby girl, Sawyer. Their 4-legged family includes several dogs, cats, goats, and a potbellied pig named Norman. She excels at business management and dentistry.

Dr. Melissa Beiseigel
Veterinarian

Melissa Beiseigel

Dr. Beiseigel started work here in June 2019. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2017 and did two internships before joining FVC, one of which was in veterinary anesthesia. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 years old, but really fell in love with it in college. She loves helping pets live a long, happy life with their owners, and helping to educate owners about their pet’s healthcare. She chose to work at FVC because of the amazing staff and great location near family. She has been married to her wonderful husband since 2018 and they have two dogs; a Blue Heeler mix named Tulip and a Redbone Coonhound named Chili. Outside of work, Dr. Beiseigel enjoys riding her bike, working on a crochet project, or learning to cook new things. Her professional interests include anesthesia, pain management, and animal behavior. 

Dr. Kelly Patrick
Veterinarian

Kelly Patrick

Dr. Patrick started working at Fischer Veterinary Clinic in 2017. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2011 and has since done various work in small animal and exotic medicine. She chose to be a veterinarian because she wanted to help animals while having the ability to always learn, grow, and be challenged. She loves doing rescue work, working with exotic animals and Great Danes, and training staff and future veterinarians. She chose FVC because of their family and team environment, and because her surgical skills and knowledge of exotic animals would be of utilized often. Dr. Patrick is married with 2 beautiful twin babies, Hadley and Oliver. They have 5 dogs, a cat, 3 axolotls, and several frogs and rats. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, play games, play with her dogs, and go to the movies. Her professional interests include surgery and exotic animal medicine. 

Dr. Word
Veterinarian

Word

Dr. Mike Aven
Veterinarian

Mike Aven

Dr. Aven graduated from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and has been with Fischer Vet since 2002. He loves veterinary medicine because it keeps the day-to-day interesting. His professional interests include internal medicine cases and dermatology. He is married to his beautiful wife, Jaime, and they have two sons, Connor and Sam. The rest of their family includes two dogs (Sophie and Benji) and one cat (Rainey). Outside of work, Dr. Aven likes fishing, gardening, and farming.

Staff

Danielle W.
Practice Manager

Danielle W.

Danielle is our practice manager, and has helped our clinic run smoothly since 2016. She has worked in the veterinary industry for 26 years, and chose this path because she’s always loved both animals and medicine. She decided on FVC because they took great care of her when she was a client. She has a diverse crew at home including dogs, cats, horses, and prairie dogs. Outside of work, Danielle loves spending time with her family and riding her horses. She excels at anything with numbers. 

Hailey
Kennel Technician

Hailey

Hailey is our talented kennel technician, and has been with Fischer Veterinary Clinic since June 2018. She loves working around animals all day, and has 3 cats and 1 dog of her own (though she also loves cattle). She found FVC while looking to broaden her experiences and enjoys learning more about animal husbandry. She excels at keeping both our patients and our clinic exceptionally clean! Outside of work, Hailey enjoys organizing, animal photography, hanging out with her family, and traveling.

Will
Technician

Will

Will is one of our veterinary technicians who has been with us since July 2019, but has been doing work for the local shelter for about 8 years. He loves working with animals because he gets to watch the human-animal bond develop between pets and their families. He chose FVC because of their culture, drive, and dedication. To him, Fischer feels like a family. Will has 2 grumpy old men dogs (a Sheltie named Roscoe and a Dachshund named Fritz) and a beautiful, long-haired black cat named Nyx. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and trying new things. He excels at listening, and strives to be there when needed. 

Kari
Technician

Kari

Kari is one of our technicians, and started working here in 2018. She felt a call toward the veterinary field, and enjoys it because of her love for animals. Kari enjoys puppy and kitten visits, but her real joy lies in caring for our geriatric patients. She loves helping them live their best life throughout. She chose FVC because they believed in her and helped her learn and move up. She has 4 dogs and 1 cat of her own; Sebastian and Baxter are Pitbulls, Maggie is a Chihuahua, Ernie is a Boxer, and Nova is her cat. Outside of work, she loves to hang out with her pets at home. She excels at adapting to any situation.

Danielle A.
Technician

Danielle A.

Danielle A. is a technician at FVC and has been here since 2017. She chose the veterinary profession 15 years ago because of her love for helping animals. She has 3 dogs and 1 cat of her own; Koda the Heeler, Buddy the Lab mix, Chance the Terrier mix, and Olive the cat. Outside of work she loves outdoor activities, going to concerts, visiting her ranch, and spending time with family and friends. Her strengths include client relationships, team building, and assisting in the surgery suite.

Heather
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather

Heather is one of our head technicians and has been at Fischer Veterinary Clinic since 2015. She chose the veterinary field because ever since she was little, she wanted to make a difference in animals’ lives. She is a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) and loves helping with surgery. Originally, she joined FVC for an internship, and decided to stay after meeting the friendly staff. Outside of work, Heather enjoys kayaking, fishing, and hiking. She is excellent at placing IV catheters and drawing blood when our patients need a check-up.

Jennifer
Technician

Jennifer

Jennifer began working as one of our assistants in 2019, but was in the veterinary field for 2 years before joining us. She chose veterinary medicine because she has always dreamed of working with animals. Originally her major was Zoology, but she’s now striving to become a veterinarian. She is passionate about treating pets as family and keeping them healthy by encouraging preventative care. She chose FVC to gain more experience, and because of how friendly and happy the team was. Her personal pets include 4 dogs (two Huskies named Ajax and Lobo, a Border Collie mix named Spot, and a Pug named ‘Sir Edgar Allen Pug’), as well as 2 cats (Tamale and Kiki). Outside of work, Jennifer likes to enjoy new scenery, go to the dog park, and play the flute, piano, and violin. She excels at finding the bright side in everything, and learning/trying new things. She loves all types of animals from snakes and rats, to dogs and cats – especially Pugs!

Kim
Receptionist

Kim

Kim joined our reception team in 2019 and is brand new to the veterinary field. Prior to joining us, she worked in childcare for 18 years. She’s always had a love for animals and loves providing quality care to pets and their owners. FVC’s love for pets and their owners drew Kim to our clinic. At home, she has 2 dogs named Kendrick & Khloe, 1 cat named Speedbump, and a blue-tongued skink named Violet. In her spare time, Kim likes to play board games with her family and do crafty things such as scrapbooking. She excels at multi-tasking and handling responsibility.

Kristie Lee
Receptionist

Kristie Lee

Kristie Lee is on our reception team, and has been with us since 2019. She is married with two wonderful sons – Josh (21) and Jared (17). When she was young she aspired to be a veterinarian, but ended up on a different career path. She took a second opportunity in the veterinary field recently to help people care for and build stronger relationships with their pets. She is passionate about the health, well-being, protection, and conservation of all animals. At Kristie Lee’s house you’ll find 4 dogs – Hunter, Pepper, Taco, and Bella, a Golden Gecko named Lightening, and a Beta fish named Jon Snow. Outside of work, she loves to ride her motorcycle, garden, and spend time with her dogs. She excels at empathy and building relationships with people.

Lee
Receptionist

Lee

Lee is one of our most experienced receptionists, and has been with Fischer Veterinary Clinic since 1996. She has excellent communication and people skills, and is passionate about the well-being of pets. She originally joined FVC because she heard great things about Dr. Fischer, and loved the family-feel of the staff. Lee has 1 Corgi and 2 cats of her own. Outside of work, she loves quilting, traveling, and listening to live music. She and her husband just purchased a motor home will be traveling the country soon!

Lindsey
Technician

Lindsey

Lindsey is one of our head technicians and has been with us since 2013. She chose veterinary medicine to help make a difference and impact the lives of animals and their owners. She loves having the opportunity to be a voice for animals, and she especially loves working with Chihuahuas (many refer to her as the ‘Chihuahua whisperer’). Her crew of animals at home includes several dogs, cats, fish, rats, and a cow named Henry. Outside of work, she likes hanging out with Henry, going to the river, and exploring the outdoors. She excels at calming patients that may be scared or nervous, and paying attention to detail.

Martha
Technician

Martha

Martha is one of our veterinary assistants and has been at FVC since 2018. Prior to joining us, she completed a degree in Human Nutritional Science. She chose veterinary medicine because of her love for animals, and the fact that every patient is a challenge. Martha is passionate about advocating preventative care for our puppy patients, and helping patients feel like themselves again. She chose Fischer Veterinary Clinic because everyone is like a family working toward the same goal. Her family at home includes her husband, beautiful daughter, Vanessa, and a Doberman named Snickers. Outside of work, she loves going to the lake, beach, or anywhere that involves water. She excels at customer service and translating for our Hispanic clientele to make sure we answer all of their questions.

Risa
Operations Manager

Risa

Risa is our operations manager. She started here in 2009 as a kennel technician and has been here ever since! She chose the veterinary profession because she enjoys working with both animals and people, and this job gives her a good mix of both. She chose Fischer Veterinary Clinic because she enjoys a small, family-feel company. She has 2 dogs of her own; a Plott Hound/Ridgeback mix named Tex, and a Boykin Spaniel named Red. Outside of work she enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers/RZR’s, hanging out with family and friends, listening to live music, and traveling. She excels at being versatile; she is able to help in the reception area, kennels, or as a technician when needed.

Teresa
Receptionist

Teresa

Teresa is one of our receptionists. She joined us in 2019 and is fairly new to the veterinary profession. She is passionate about caring for animals and providing great customer service to their owners. She chose FVC because she always enjoyed visiting us as a client, and thought it would be a great working environment. She has one dog of her own; a Black Labrador named Buttercup. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, traveling, and listening to music at different venues. She excels at customer service and organizational skills.