Amy Popplewell - Practice Manager
Amy graduated from Santo High School and went on to continue her education at Texas A&M University. She studied Sociology at her time in College Station and worked with Section 8 Housing. After moving to Ponder to work with her husband at their own veterinary clinic in Lewisville. The veterinary practice sold and they moved to Graham in 2021. Amy has worked in the veterinary industry for 25 years and loves getting to know the clients as well as taking care of their loved ones.
She and her husband Adam have two beautiful girls Macy and Erica. Amy loves spending time with her family outside, doing embroidery, and feeding cows with her Dad. When she gets a chance she loves taking her favorite dog Ivy on a walk with her other adorable doodle Knox.
Vicki Mann - Lead Tech
Being raised with a ranching background, I have always had an interest in animals. I received my Associates Degree and then went on to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She continues to further her knowledge each year with continuing education classes and has now gone on to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
She feels blessed to be in a profession she truly enjoys. Her and her husband have two sons. She is a proud grandmother to Willow, her grand daughter and looking forward to seeing the baby on the way. She enjoys baking for everyone including her Live Oak Baptist Church family.
Tami Huizenga – Office Administrator
Tami started work for Live Oak in September 2018. She has 32 years of experience in the veterinary industry. She moved to Texas to fulfill a lifetime dream of having her own small farm.
When Tami is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful son Jeff. She loves fishing, spending time with her farm animals, and taking back road trips in her Jeep.
Lyndsie Foster - Veterinary Technician
Lyndsie was born and raised on a small farm in central Illinois. Growing up, she was always active in 4H and FFA. Upon receiving her Associates Degree in Equine Science & Horse Science Tech from Black Hawk College in Galva, IL, she moved to north Texas to work on a cutting horse ranch for a couple years. In 2012, she began working for Live Oak. Since then, she has studied and completed her CVA certification.
This clinic and the patients/clients are like family to her. She thoroughly enjoys her job and the challenges that come with it each day.
In her free time, she enjoys anything to do with cattle, riding horses and shopping. She has 2 pets of her own, a terribly cute dachshund, Oliver, and a handsome pony, Punchy.
Brittany Coufal - Veterinary Technician/Receptionist
Brittany has been at Live Oak Veterinary Clinic since October 2015. She loves helping the animals in any way needed. She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas but has lived in the country her entire life. She grew up showing pigs, raising ducks and chickens.
She enjoys riding horses in her free time and working cattle. She has 4 beautiful children: Jackson, Kaydence, Amiya and Damian. The kids mean the world to her and she loves being able to experience life with them.
Lacy Westbrook - Veterinary Technician
Lacy started Live Oak Veterinary Clinic in April 2019. She has been in the veterinary industry for about 11 years. Lacy has two great sons Brenton and Parker. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Rip and Pluto.
Maria Cruz - Boarding/Veterinary Technician
Maria started working for Live Oak in January 2016. She absolutely enjoy what she does. She also loves her clients so much, Maria spoils them with lots of kisses and treats. She loves her boss, as well as manager, co-workers and the amazing hard working vets. She has 2 beautiful children Uriel and Kimberly.
When she is not working she loves to spend time with God, her kids, family, her dog Oreo and her chickens. It is a blessing to be part of this wonderful team.
Emily Herod - Veterinary Technician
Emily was born in Graham and attended Jacksboro school district which she graduated from in 2011. Nathan and Emily have two wonderful children, Trevor and Skylar. She has four fluffy dogs. She loves all animals but her favorite is a Great White Shark. Her dream is to go to Guadalupe Island to swim with them some day.
Emily enjoys spending time with her family, riding UTV’s, spending time outside, and hanging out with her friends.
Caleigh Forbus - Veterinary Technician
Caleigh is from the small town of Bryson. After graduation from high school she went on to get her certificate to become a phlebotomist. She worked in the medical field for a bit before coming to be with us at Live Oak in 2019.
Her hobbies are traveling the world with her fiancé Tray, being active outside with her dog Cash, and hanging out with family and friends!
Mika Schackelford - Veterinary Technician
Mika was born and raised in Jacksboro, Texas and graduated from high school in 2020. During school she was a part of the Region 3 Rodeo Association doing barrels and poles. After high school she hit the road riding cutting horses and traveling all over the US. Once she moved back home she began working at Live Oak.
In her free time she loves spending time riding horses with her family and loving on all her dogs, Waylon, Tonto and little George.
Ashleigh Miller - Veterinary Technician
Ashleigh’s first day at Live Oak Veterinary Clinic was nothing short of an adventure in March 2022 when a tornado hit and the exciting adventure has continued since.
Ashleigh is originally from Angleton, TX where she was active in FFA, the county fair organizations, and showed cattle. She also played volleyball and select softball. Shortly after graduation she moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University before taking studies online while traveling across the country working in the Wind Turbine Industry.
When not at work Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her bonus sons and family, and coaching.
Kassidy Hall - Veterinary Technician
Kassidy worked as a veterinary technician for 2 years in Decatur before joining the Live Oak Veterinary team. She has 4 four legged elderly children. Diesel an 8 year old mutt.
Addie: a 10 year old Airedale/Poodle mix, Catniss: a 13 year old orange kitty and Scarlett: a 27 year old mare and several littles that call her Aunt Kassidy.
When she is not working she likes spending time cooking and being outside on the ranch with her animals. She is also a very active member of The Light Church and teaches the Jr High girls in the youth group.
Windy Herod - Bookkeeper
Windy joined us in March of 2022 as the bookkeeper. She loves to spend time with her family. Her daughter is Emily and her partner, Nathan. They have two beautiful children Trevor and Skylar. She also has a son Daniel and wife, McKenzie. She also has one very spoiled fur baby named Elly. When Windy isn’t spending time with her family, she enjoys praising the Lord at her church and gardening. She loves to cook for everyone at church and here at LOVC.
Billy Fowler - Support Technician
Billy served in the Army for over 10 years. During that time he served 4 tours overseas in Iraq. Since then he has joined us at Live Oak and tackles anything needed here.
He and his wife Ashley have 3 handsome boys named Tripp, Kaden and Cohen. During his free time he loves watching football, fishing and spending time with his family. He loves to relax by the camp fire or walking down the beach. He enjoys taking pictures of the different animals seen at the clinic as well.