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Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Conroe, TX

As a client of East Montgomery County Animal Hospital, you can expect our full attention to your pet’s needs. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be greeted warmly, and we’ll invite you into an examination room after checking in your pet. One of our veterinary technicians will start by asking about your pet’s medical history, current condition, and the reason for your visit, gathering data for the doctor. One of our doctors will then examine your pet, ask you further questions, and may recommend diagnostic tests if needed. Once the tests have been run, which can usually be done in-house, the doctor will discuss a possible diagnosis and treatment plan if warranted.

This is a great time to ask questions. Our veterinary team wants to make sure you’re completely comfortable with the information we’re providing. Our veterinary technician will likely come back to wrap things up and will provide you with helpful pet care information and answer any wellness and care questions you may have. Our front desk staff will process your payment and schedule any needed follow-up appointments.

Please note: Our goal is to see all our clients and patients on time, and although we have contingencies for emergencies, there will be times where the unexpected will create delays. We will ensure these are minimized as much as possible. We are excited to meet you and your pets!

Dr. Cardenas, DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2001, Dr. Cardenas has worked in small animal medicine, from day practice to emergency care. Dr. Cardenas has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery. She loves veterinary medicine and is now bringing that love of medicine here to you. She is dedicated to making sure all of your pets’ concerns are addressed in a gentle, respectful manner. When possible, Dr. Cardenas employs low-stress handling and gives treats liberally, so bring your pets hungry!

Dr. Cardenas, her husband, and their three children share their home with three rescue cats and two dogs. When not caring for your pets, Dr. Cardenas enjoys reading, evenings with friends, kayaking, and spending time with her family on nature trails.

Marisa
Manager
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Marissa is married and has two sons. She also has two fur babies, Dexter and Brooke. Dexter is a 10 year old Golden Retriever and Brooke is an 11 year old Basset Hound.
Marissa has a special love for hounds and any dog with floppy ears. Marissa has a degree in Interior Design and enjoys refurbishing furniture and remodeling projects in her spare time.
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Faith
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Faith has been surrounded by animals her whole life and plans to work towards getting her veterinary technician license. Faith recently got married and has five dogs, three German shepherds, one great Pyrenees, and a boxer mix. She also has three cats and a ball python. She is dedicated and hard-working, ensuring that your pet has the best care at our clinic.
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Kristin
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Marissa Stubbs
LVT
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Marissa graduated from Medaille College in 2013 with an AS degree in Veterinary Technology. As an LVT in NYS and soon to be TX, her passion for the field has grown over the years in the areas of dentistry, patient care and low stress handling for our fearful and sometimes feisty patients. Marissa loves to explore the outdoors especially with the company of her very special rescue horse, Cedar and has many other animal babies of her own at home, some furred, some feathered, hooved and horned, she loves them all!
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Rikki Schaal
LVT
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Rikki has been around animals, large and small, her entire life. She has been in the veterinary industry for over 10 years, starting out as a kennel assistant in 2010. Rikki is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), graduating from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2015 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She has a special interest in emergency and critical care, as well as anything laboratory related. She is a proud animal mom of an 11yr teacup yorkie named Tucker and two spoiled cats, Miles and Sammie. Rikki spends her down time making art and combing the beach for treasures.
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DJ Upsher
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DJ loves animals, technology, and East Montgomery County Animal Hospital. He has four pets of his own, three dogs named Bento, Buttercup, and Monica, as well as a cat named Monster.DJ has an associate of applied science in machining technology as well as an associate of arts.He has a love for working with his hands, writing, and technology. When not working he loves spending time relaxing at home with his wife.At work he enjoys creating a calm but fun atmosphere to boost morale and keep your pets happy.
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This place loves animals! They are all so friendly. Our dog has diabetes and they calmed our fears and explained exactly what we are to do for him. I recommend this place if you ever need medical for your fur baby.
Norma Barnes
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I called this place about 2 years ago when my chihuahua mix had gotten attacked by another dog. My usual vet couldn’t stay open and extra hr to help my girl. So I called the one closest and this place was amazing. They cared and stitched her up fast and worked with us on the best treatment plan. They send yearly texts wishing her a happy birthday too. And check up reminders.
Larissa Williams
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My wife and I took our old english bulldog here, we are very pleased with how wonderful the staff was. They are very knowledgeable and helpful.  We appreciate Dr. Cardenez and her staff making our boy feel better. Thank you so much . We will definitely be visiting again
Donald Jackson
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Dr Cardenas and her office are amazing. We live in Humble and even though it is a long drive they are worth it. Thank you for taking care of my dog Colt!
Samantha Lowry
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We took our Peanut this morning and she received the finest treatment..they made her feel loved and treated her with care...just like one of their own ...thank you Dr. Cardenas and her asst. a loving staff, very friendly and professional...thank you again THE Clark's
Carolina Hernandez Clark
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The staff was extremely professional and friendly. Excellent with my dog and was kind, loving and caring to my dog who was injured. They are very well priced for their services, I highly recommend.
Karen Sable
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