Meet the Team

Emory Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the clients in the Emory, Texas area for everything pet related.  Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Mike Andrews and Dr. Samantha Herman, who are licensed, experienced  veterinarians. 

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  Emory Veterinary Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery. 

  • Dr. Mike Andrews
    Dr. Mike Andrews
    Meet Practice Owner

    Dr. Andrews graduated from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1970 and purchased Emory Veterinary Clinic in January of 2013. Previously residing in Como Texas, he and his perfect bride, Pam, have recently purchased a home right off the Pacific Ocean coast in Oxnard, California, where they enjoy plenty of kayaking and beach adventures together (Plus their standard poodle, Miss Daisy Mae) Dr. Andrews has been practicing veterinary medicine for officially 50 years and still loves it just as much as he did when he started. He is passionate about the pets and most importantly the community he serves here in Emory.

  • Dr. Samantha Herman
    Dr. Samantha Herman
    Meet Practice Owner

    Dr. Herman graduated from Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in May of 2018. Originally from Colleyville Texas, she has been a veterinary technician since high school and genuinely loves other people’s pets just as much as she loves her own. Dr. Herman was drawn to practice in Emory Texas because of her deep desire to serve in a community that she could plant roots in and call home! At the clinic, she is deeply passionate about the prevention of disease, appropriate nutrition, osteoarthritis management, and the relief of pain and suffering. All of her free time is spent with her husband, Matthew Herman, and their two Labradors; Reed a decorated hunting retriever, and Gauge, their cuddle-bug. Dr. Herman’s hobbies outside of veterinary medicine include any type of hunting, hiking, tennis playing, and all outdoor activities. 

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    Dr. Jennifer Bankston

    Dr. Jennifer Bankston graduated with her Doctorate from Louisiana State University and has been practicing for nearly 20 years. She has been working as a relief doctor in the North/East Texas area, as she also has a full time job as a wife and mother of four. Dr. Bankston enjoys internal medicine cases that require critical care and advanced workups. In her free time she can be found toting her flock of kids around to various activities or being involved in her church. We are thrilled that for three days out of her week, she calls Emory Veterinary Clinic home.

  • Dana Willis
    Dana Willis
    Head Veterinary Assistant/Office Manager

    Dana started at our clinic in August 2018. She was born and raised in Emory. Growing up, she was an active member of the FFA and 4-H programs, raising and showing, lambs, cattle, and pigs. She absolutely loves her job here and she is very passionate about educating her home community about their pet’s health care needs and knowing that she will forever have left an impact on the lives of our four-legged community members. On her days off she takes care of her personal “herd” of heelers and cattle, as well as spending her free time with her family & boyfriend Logan.

  • Abby Gonzalez
    Abby Gonzalez
    Kennel Director

    Meet Abby Gonzalez! Abby has been tirelessly taking care of all our boarding and bath babies since March of 2019. In March of 2022, she got an interoffice promotion to kennel director. She keeps our boarding facility in tip-top shape, watching and recording every move your pets take when they are in our care, confirming your boarding reservations, and making sure that your pets get the best care while boarding at our facility.

  • Sonia Vidal
    Sonia Vidal
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Meet registered and licensed veterinary technician Sonia Vidal! She has been with us since July of 2019. She got her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in environmental science and wildlife management, and her associates in applied science with a focus on veterinary technology before achieving the ultimate dream of LVT. She runs anesthesia, performs dental scaling, works up rooms, educates clients, and grounds our staff. In her fleeting spare time, she volunteers for wildlife rescue and rehab, as well as hanging out with her cats and 3 goats. We are grateful, thankful, and blessed to have this force in our clinic.

  • Katie Ballard
    Katie Ballard
    Veterinary Assistant

    Katie started at our clinic in August 2019 and is now one of our lead floor technicians. Katie came from Lindale Veterinary clinic as an office manager assistant and receptionist. However, most of her career (over 2 decades) has been equine oriented. She is deeply passionate about the German Short Hair Pointer breed, and her goal is to preserve the true working dog, by breeding genetically proven dogs. In the clinic, you will see this devotion in her daily conversations with clients about providing appropriate, exercise, nutrition, and at-home care for their pets.

  • Chassidy Brown
    Chassidy Brown
    Veterinary Assistant

    Meet Chassidy Brown! Chassidy has been with us since July 2020. You may recognize her from behind our reception desk! Chassidy received an interoffice promotion to veterinary assistant in July 2021 She assists veterinarians in exam rooms and takes care of hospitalized patients. Chassidy’s favorite part of her job is socializing with clients and has a passion for educating owners on the recommended preventive care for their pets. She loves to spend her free time with her son, daughter & French Bulldog named Koe!

  • Hope
    Hope Adair
    Veterinary Assistant

    Meet Hope!

    She is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi but has resided in Texas since 2010. She is currently married to her high school sweetheart and has 2 beautiful children. She has always had a passion for veterinary medicine and has been a veterinary assistant for 7 years now. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time on the lake with her husband and children. 

  • Andrea Saldaña
    Andrea Saldaña
    Receptionist

    Meet Andrea Saldaña! Texan born and raised, Andrea has been in the veterinary field since her senior year of high school. Andrea started off working in the kennels, then became a vet assistant for two years, and is now at the front line and working reception here at EVC. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and waterfowl hunting with her boyfriend and chocolate lab Echo.

  • Jennifer Murphy
    Jennifer Murphy
    Receptionist

    Meet Jennifer Murphy! Jenn recently moved from the big city of Dallas to West Tawakoni. She wanted to have a break from the 'city life' and spend time with her family. Jenn has been working in the veterinary field for 17 years and has a great passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. She is extremely excited to join the EVC family and serve the community.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

*closed 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily for lunch

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

*closed 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily for lunch

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed