Jeff Travis, DVM

Texas A&M ’95

Josh Tiller, DVM

Texas A&M ’09

Jennifer Harris

CVA III, Hospital Supervisor

Jennifer has been a part of the Animal Medical Center team since 2008. She has 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She loves having a career where she can share her knowledge and love for animals with others. Whether it be educating clients on the care of new puppies, facilitating transition into the senior years, or advocating for the animals while they are under our care in the hospital, Jennifer enjoys being able to work closely with our clients. She began her career in the veterinary field at the age of 16. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003 where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She went on to continue her education at SFA, where she also earned a Master’s degree in General Agriculture with an emphasis on Animal Science and completed a thesis over the parvovirus and the immune response of puppies to commonly used vaccines. Jennifer, her husband, Michael, and their two children live on their family farm in Beckville, Texas, along with their two dogs and cows. Whether at home or at work, caring for animals is a way of life for Jennifer.

Heather Griffin

CVA III, Surgical Technician

Heather joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2012 and has completed her CVA I and CVA II certification. She and her husband Mark have five children, three German Shepherds a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and two cats. She is currently studying to complete the last level of CVA and RVT certifications. She majored in Associated Animal Science in high school and graduated as Valedictorian. This particular course focused on canine, feline, equine, rodent, aviary, bovine and porcine and the industries. She narrowed her study to the field of small animals specifically Canine Science. She continued her education by taking courses in Canine Behavior and Training at Mount Ida College, which focused on dog training and behavior. Over the years she has worked for breeders, groomers and spent several years managing stores and training at Petco. Before joining our team, Heather was the Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church Carthage. Her family is still very active at the church. In her spare time she enjoys going to all of her children’s activities: watching Bulldog football, attending church activities, restoring furniture, working in the yard and playing with her dogs.

Erin Cranford

CVA I, Technician

Erin has been a part of Animal Medical Center team since 2018. She has four very spoiled dogs and a very rotten cat. Dachshunds and German Shepherds will always hold a special place in her heart. In her free time, she likes playing video games, spending time with her husband, and taking road trips to see her family in Arkansas. She can be very competitive sometimes and loves to make people laugh. She always makes patients feel welcome and at ease when they visit the clinic.

Linda Ramirez


Linda moved to Joaquin and joined our team in July 2022. She and her boyfriend have 3 cats and 2 dogs and she spoils all of them! She has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years, starting as a receptionist and animal caretaker in 2009. Linda then worked as a technician assistant at a veterinary emergency hospital beginning in 2017. She is pursuing a Veterinary Technician Science degree from Penn Foster University in order to become a licensed veterinary technician. Linda enjoys everything related to veterinary science, cooking, gardening, hiking, taking long walks with her boyfriend and loves staying in and hanging out with her cats.

Madison Cichoracki

CVA I, Receptionist

Madison joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2019. In her short time she has spent with us, we have discovered her love for all things feline and she has earned her the funny title of “The Cat Whisperer”! She enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking, and visiting aquariums in her free time. She has two cats and two dogs of her own that are beyond spoiled. She lives in Carthage with her small family.

Nancy Joubert

CVA III, Receptionist

Nancy joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2017. She has eight years of experience in the veterinary field. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with equine emphasis from Stephen F. Austin State University. She enjoys spending time with her four daughters, three dogs, and cat.


Fred is a mixed breed, smiling, ball of sunshine. He enjoys treats, hugs, and dancing with all the ladies on staff. Although he’s one of our resident happy-go-lucky blood donors, he is not very good at holding still.


George is the hero of our clinic… he has saved many lives as the other resident blood donor and Fred is his faithful sidekick. George’s favorite pastime is napping in weird “there’s no way that is comfortable” positions that make everyone laugh. He enjoys sunbathing and will never turn down a good chew toy.