4826 E. Stagecoach Road, Killeen, TX 76542

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Twila, Practice Manager/Technician

Twila joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in April 2016. She is originally from Salado, Texas where she grew up with a love for animals. She started her career as a nurse but soon realized she was working on the wrong species so in 1983 she started in the veterinary field, beginning with large and small animals. She worked with cats, dogs, horses and cattle for several years while learning about exotics and wildlife rehabilitation. This lead to an opportunity working at the Ft. Worth Zoo with the exotics. After 5 years in the zoo setting, Twila decided a medical setting with small animals was what she preferred the most. Twila remains very passionate about animal rehabilitation but found her perfect place at Stagecoach Pet Hospital.

Twila has been happily married with 3 beautiful children and 5 wonderful grandchildren. Her 4 legged children consists of 2 horses, 5 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, 3 pigs, a fish, 1 bearded dragon and whatever special needs animal the Lord blesses her with at the time.

Kelsea, Lead Technician

Bio coming soon

Stayce, Veterinary Assistant

Stayce joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in November of 2018. She graduated from Ellison High School and participated in FFA. She was born in El Monte, California. Her goal in life is to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has two kids with four legs, a chihuahua named Lola and a chiweenie named Penelope.

Staci, Kennels/Technician

Staci joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in June of 2017 as a kennels/technician. She was born on Fort Hood, but has lived in many places such as Washington, Michigan and Germany, where her little brother was born. Staci and her family moved back to Killeen in 1997. Staci has a Bachelor’s of Animal Science with an emphasis in pre-vet and a minor in biology from Tarleton State University. She has experience in working with animals, and her dream is to become a large and small animal veterinarian. Staci enjoys spending time with her husband and four-legged children which consist of five cats, three dogs, and a bearded dragon named Yoda.

Anastasia, Veterinary Technician

Anastasia joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in July of 2017 as a technician. She was born and raised in Killeen, Texas. Anastasia graduated from Harker Heights High School in June of 2016. She has been volunteering since 2015 for her veterinary program. Anastasia is currently enrolled at Central Texas College, and hopes to pursue the veterinary medicine field at A&M University. During her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, watching movies and spending time with her two sweet cats, Tiger and Angel.

Kara, Veterinary Technician

Kara joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in September of 2017 as a technician. She was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. Kara graduated Pina Medical Insitute in Mesa, Arizona in July of 2017. She moved to Texas with husband, after graduating tech school. She enjoys spending time with her two cats, panda and winston, and her dog, Minnie.

Kelsea, Technician

Kelsea was born and raised in California. Her husband is a helicopter pilot in the United States Army and they are stationed here at Fort Hood. Kelsea was an active member of 4-H from age 8-18 years. During those 10 years of raising pigs and cattle, it allowed Kelsea to learn the true meaning of responsibility and gain a hard work-ethic while increasing her love and passion for animals. She has been in the veterinary field for 3 1/2 years now and her love for veterinary medicine grows daily. Kelsea is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster and on the road to becoming an RVT. Kelsea loves spending time with my family, her 2 dogs, Sequoia and Stella and her cat, Willow. Kelsea loves the outdoors and DIY projects.

Jeunet Lloyd, Assistant

Jeunet joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in August of 2018 after interning from the high school career center program. She graduated from Shoemaker High School in June 2018. As a senior in High school Jeunet did many activities such as FFA. She showed rabbits, judged poultry, she also participated in shot clinics and adopting events. Jeunet was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Her goal in life is to become a veterinarian and then build her own animal shelter. Jeunet recently rehomed a chocolate lab named Scooby. She has two rabbits and a bearded dragon.

Sam, Lead Receptionist

Samantha joined the SPH Family in August of 2017. She was born in Iowa and lived as an Army Brat in Alaska. Then in 1994 she rode The Alaskan Highway and didn’t stop until she got all the way to Texas. Samantha lives in Killeen with her husband Patrick. Her fur babies consist of two mini daschunds named Daisy and Duke, and one really bad Bassett Hound named Flash.

Loving animals all her life led her to working at veterinary hospitals since 2015. Growing up she enjoyed playing volleyball and softball. After high school she went to school for cosmetology and did hair for eleven years.

Samantha still likes sports but nowadays it’s watching them. She loves camping, traveling and trying new things.

Denise, Receptionist

Denise joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in October of 2017, after relocating to Texas from Reno, Nevada. She has been in the veterinary field for the past 20 years. She has experience with large animals, small animals, and even exotics. Denise has 4 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and multiple fur babies.

Merrilyn Brissette, Receptionist

Merrilyn grew up in Molena, Georgia and joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in March of 2018 after retiring from the United States Army. Merrilyn is currently a student at Walden University where she is obtaining her Doctorates Degree in Business Administration. She is an Honors Graduate from Grantham University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, an Honors Graduate from American InterContinental with both a Bachelor and an Associates Degrees in Business Management, and has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Merrilyn is the proud mother of two sons, the perfect daughter in law, four cats, a Red Nose Pit Bull, and 23 pet snakes of various breeds, which makes Stagecoach Pet Hospital her perfect home away from home.

Recent Blog Posts

Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm can have devastating consequences for your pet, including death. It is especially tragic when dogs and cats succumb to heartworm disease when it’s entirely preventable. Now that warm weather is finally here, your dog or cat has a much greater likelihood of acquiring heartworm just by being outside since the most common route of transmission is a bite from an infected mosquito. 

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April Case of the Month

Chloe, a 12 year old female golden retriever presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for lethargy and appetite loss. Chloe was in heat about 4 weeks prior to presentation. On examination, Chloe had a high fever and very painful belly when touched.

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Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?

It can be scary when your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, especially when you didn’t see what he licked or swallowed. To help raise awareness of the issue and prevent illness or fatality in pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association named the third week in March Pet Poison Prevention Week. Below are some hazards you should be especially aware of this time of year.

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Stagecoach Pet Hospital is dedicated to providing the utmost care for your beloved family member, with our state of
the art lab equipment, digital radiographs, surgeries, and medicine.

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