Dr. Christie Rollins Clinton, DVM

Staff Emergency Veterinarian
Started working at Emergency Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinarian in 2013. Worked at EVC from 2004 – 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I was a Veterinary Technician for 15 years before becoming a Veterinarian. I graduated Cuma Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. I practiced in a rule mixed animal practice located in Oklahoma for 8 months prior starting my career at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic. I had worked 4 years at the EVC as a tech and 4 years at Texas A&M ER and ICU for 4 years during Vet School providing me with ample Emergency Veterinary Medicine experience. I was president of the Abilene Area Veterinary Medical Association from 2014- 2019. I enjoy the fast paced, intense field of Emergency Veterinary medicine. It is the most challenging and most rewarding field in my opinion. I’ve been blessed to work for a clinic who provides me with state-of-the-art equipment and the best, most highly skilled staff which allows me to practice Gold Standard Emergency Veterinary Medicine.

I enjoy barrel racing and spending every free moment I have with my husband and my 2 year old daughter. We are a very active family and enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, riding ATVs and anything else that involves the great outdoors. My personal pets are my two dogs named Mazey and Charlie who go everywhere I go and my three horses named Rockstar, Leggs and Rocket. We also have several hunting dogs and a few pet pigs.

Kalon Snowden

Head Emergency Veterinary Technician
Hire Date: October 2010

I had always known I wanted to work with animals. In high school I began my first veterinary job at my hometown mixed practice veterinary clinic. I began working in the Emergency Veterinary Field in 2008 at Waco’s small animal emergency clinic and fell in love with emergency medicine. I just had a passion for the field from the very start. On my days off I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. I also enjoy taking photos of our active everyday life. In the winter months you can almost always find a set of knitting needles and yarn in my bag. I spend a lot of my spare time training and working with our German Shepherd, Moses, who is also tactically trained in protection work and from time to time he supplies blood for small donations here at the clinic. Moses, first and foremost, has a job dedicated to protecting me and my family so large donations are reserved for our other blood donors owned by the staff. Hugh Hefner, better known as Hef, is my French Bulldog. Judge is our Boston Terrier, my husband and I have had since we were dating, he is now the old man in our house along with our cat Rooster Cogburn, yes, he only has one eye. Rooster is now a retired blood donor but his legacy is carried on by Berlioz our other cat. Berlioz is happy to donate while he eats a can of goodies for homage. We have horses as well and enjoy watching my husband team rope. You can usually catch us on the road either at a baseball game or at a roping somewhere.

Maegan Jennings

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Hire date: 2011

As far as experience goes, I’ve grown up with having horses and cattle but I’ve always had a love for animals small and large. I’ve worked at a couple clinics in town, for both large and small animals.

After being full time for a long time, I decided to move to part time at the clinic to expand my medical knowledge and become an EMT for the citizens of Abilene while working for the clinic. I also am a full time employee for the Texas A&M Forest Service as a wildland firefighter and Resource Specialist. For extracurricular activities I like going to the gym, hunting, outdoor activities, and being with my family and friends. 

I have a 10yr old son name Taylor 

I have a 3yrs old rottweiler named “Cash” who is also one of the clinics blood donors when we have a patient come in needing a transfusion!

Vince Puckett

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Hire date: Fall of 2017

Started work in the Veterinary filed Jan 2017 at the West Texas Emergency Vet in Odessa for 9 months.
I enjoy spending time with my dogs or working on my aquarium if I’m not working. 
I have 1 younger sister and currently have 8 dogs and a 90 gal aquarium, and rosy boa.

Kassidy Hooper

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Started working for the Emergency Veterinary Clinic April 2019.

I started my journey as a technician in November 2018 at a small animal clinic here in Abilene before switching to emergency medicine.

My favorite thing to do outside of work is traveling to different countries to experience new cultures and ways of life.  I’ve enjoyed being around animals my whole life and love learning more about them whenever I can.

I have two elderly cats, Speedie and Bastet, as well as two Australian Cattle Dogs, Bear and Hótame who makes a great traveling buddy.

Chelsie Petty

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Started working at Emergency Veterinary Clinic March 2020.

I have worked in the veterinary field since 2008 have done some time with large animal medicine as well. I received my CVA in May of 2019 I’m also certified in Small animal first aid and CPR.

I’m married with 2 children who both attend Wylie where I also went to school and graduated.

We have 3 dogs Lexi (13) Dude (9) and Bella (1). I also have 2 mini pigs Georgia and Willie

Charla Gamble

Office Manager
Started working at Emergency Veterinary Clinic Dec 19, 2005

Previous experience includes:
-A/R Manager Ingram Enterprises 1998-2005
-Lead Bookkeeper at First Choice Bookkeeping 1995-1998
-Manager of Chappell, Inc 1989-1995
-Vice President Loan Servicing Southern Savings and Loan 1975-1989
-Deputy Tax Assessor/Collector 1973-1975

Joy Shoopman

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Started working for Emergency Veterinary Clinic September of 2018.

I have worked in other Veterinary clinic 4 years. I have worked as a Human Medical Lab Tech 3 years
Hobbies – Cross Stitch, Crochet, Crafting in General
I consider myself the “The Crazy Cat Lady.”

Brittney Walsh

Emergency Veterinary Technician
Started working for EVC January 2020.

While this is my first job in the veterinary field, I spent several years working in an ER with people while going to college. I have always enjoyed animals and love learning amazing things from our veterinarians.

My days off are spent with my 3 dogs doing outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, and running. I’m very active; I enjoy rock climbing and gardening. My other hobbies include reading and riding horses. I have 3 wonderful dogs named Shadow, Luke, and Louie. I rescued Louie, a chow mix, while I was in college obtaining my BBA. He is a sweet guy that loves to be pet and snuggle all day. Shadow is my black goldendoodle. She is very excitable and loves anything outdoors. Luke is a Doberman/Weimaraner mix, he is my oldest and most calm. He is a very simple guy just happy to be around people.

Alyssa Payne

Veterinary Technician, CVA I, Pet First-Aid and CPR Certified
Began at the EVC in 2020.
Frontier Veterinary Clinic(present): Veterinary Technician
Tuscola Veterinary Clinic: Staff Trainer for Veterinary Technician(s)
Big Country Veterinary: Hospital and ICU Lead Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician
Eastex Veterinary Clinic: Large and Small Animal Technician, Emergency/On-Call Veterinary Technician
Sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others, active member of Rise Church, dance (former SFASU Jack Attack Dance Team Member, 2015 Hip-Hop National Champion) and working out (Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology).
Parents (Chas and Melinda) and two younger siblings (Hunter and Makenna) are all here in Abilene.
2 Dogs: Rexx (Catahoula/Lab mix) and Faye (Sheppard/Pyrenees mix)