Our Team

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Dr. Larry Epperson

Dr. Larry Epperson

Veterinarian

Dr. Larry Epperson has practiced medicine in Texas for over three decades. A native of Euless, Texas, Dr. Epperson purchased Northwest Animal Hospital in 1989. Prior to that, he practiced medicine at Park Row Animal Hospital in Arlington from 1988 to 1989.

Dr. Epperson attended Texas A&M University, where he studied biomedical science as an undergraduate. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1984 and enrolled in Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine later that year. Dr. Epperson was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Dr. Epperson’s professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Epperson enjoys snow skiing, fishing, and sports. He has a dog and two cats, Bunny and Stanley. Although Dr. Epperson does not practice large animal medicine, he raises miniature cattle (please see our website at CitySlickerMinis.com), donkeys, and has a mule named Nacho Dinero.

Dr. Epperson and his wife, Ann, have two sons, Logan and Landon.

Dr. Jason Steinle

Dr. Jason Steinle

Veterinarian

Dr. Jason Steinle, owner of Northwest Animal Hospital, has been with the practice since 1996. An Oklahoma native, Dr. Steinle previously practiced medicine at Honey Creek Veterinary Clinic in Southwest City, Missouri, from 1995 to 1996.

Dr. Steinle attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Steinle’s professional interests include internal medicine and oncology.

Dr. Steinle and his wife, Lori, have two children, Abigail and Josh. The family also includes two dogs, Wyatt – a chocolate Lab, and Marci- a Springer Spaniel, Marshall the cat, as well as Pokey, a Russian tortoise. In his spare time, Dr. Steinle enjoys fishing, camping, running and reading.

Dr. Tannetje' Crocker

Dr. Tannetje' Crocker

Veterinarian

Dr. Tannetje’ Crocker joined Northwest Animal Hospital as a relief veterinarian in 2013. She is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School. After graduation, she spent a year in California completing a veterinary internship. She then returned to her home town Keller, Texas to continue her veterinary career.

Initially after graduation, Dr. Crocker specialized in equine medicine. After having her first child she decided to focus on small animal medicine in both general practice and emergency clinics.

Currently at Northwest Animal Hospital Dr. Crocker is involved in daily general practice, but her special interests include internal medicine, ultrasound imaging, and soft tissue laser surgery.

Dr. Crocker and her husband, Shane, have two children, Isabella and Corbin. Their four-legged children include; Betty, a lab, and Mr. Bobby the cat. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and barbecuing by the pool. She enjoys speaking and educating the public and fellow professionals about having a career in veterinary medicine.

Colleen Seitel

Colleen Seitel

Inventory Manager

Our inventory manager, Colleen Seitel attended St. Bonaventure University, where she played Division-1 soccer. Colleen loves to work with animals and has been part of the Northwest staff since 2005.

Colleen and her husband, Noah, have 3 children Caleb, Molly, and Eli. They have a dog named Nietzsche and a California King snake named Zinc. She owns a medical distributorship with her husband. Their family is passionate about soccer and she enjoys coaching her kids in the sport.  

Amy Farrell

Amy Farrell

Veterinary Technician Manager

Amy Farrell began her career at Northwest Animal Hospital in April 2004, as a member of our kennel staff, but has since joined our veterinary technician staff. In addition to her many years of experience, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Texas.

Amy says that our staff and clients have come to be a second family to her and she enjoys her work helping our doctors with exams and various procedures. At home, she has a domestic shorthair cat named Zierlich, a three-legged Blue Russian named Ruger, and a black lab named Inara. Her interests, she says, include sleeping and sewing…but mostly sleeping

Sara McGehee

Sara McGehee

Veterinary Technician

Sara McGehee joined our veterinary technician staff in August of 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She enjoys working at Northwest because of the extraordinary team and excellent care.

She has a rescue dog named Daisy. In her spare time, Sara enjoys bicycling, swimming, hiking, tennis, and spending time with her husband, Hoss, and daughter, Taylor.

Linda Sue Sacks

Linda Sue Sacks

Veterinary Technician

Linda Sue Sacks has been caring for pets at Northwest Animal Hospital since 1998. Linda loves working with animals and enjoys the learning experiences that come with working at the hospital. At home, she cares for a dog named Elroy. Linda enjoys spending time with her husband, Bruce, cruising in their convertible, and spending time with her granddaughter. Acting, bowling, cooking and watching sports are among her many hobbies.

Brianna Johnston

Brianna Johnston

Veterinary Technician

Brianna has been an employee with Northwest Animal Hospital since 2013. She received her CVA through the University of Texas at Arlington.

In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, visiting her friends ranch, and spoiling her Lab mix Duke. She also has two fat cats: Ripley and Newt. She loves to travel, her favorite destinations being Michigan and Boston, where her family and friends reside.

Kat Russell

Kat Russell

Veterinary Technician

Kat is a native of Washington State and has been practicing in the veterinary field since 2007. She moved to Texas in 2013 and has been apart of the Northwest staff since 2016. She attended Bellevue college for Anthropology and art history.

She has five cats Pitch Black, Gavin, Blake, Tigger Lilly, and Alex. She also likes to travel, hanging out with friends, and visiting family any time she gets. She is passionate about and pursuing her certification in Fear Free cat handling.

Trinity Mackenrodt

Trinity Mackenrodt

Veterinary Technician

Trinity joined our staff in 2017 and has experience in the veterinary field since 2014. She attended and graduated from Cedar Valley with her RVT.  She is currently attending Tarleton to obtain her Bachelor’s degree.

Trinity and her husband Nick have 3 cats, Vlad, Nala, and Sylvester along with her Chihuahua, Lexi. They are avid sports fans and enjoy spending their off time together at home. Trinity also enjoys going to the gym and weight lifting.

Andrew Cain

Andrew Cain

Veterinary Technician

Andrew has been part of the Northwest Animal Hospital team since 2017. He is currently going to school preparing to get into veterinary school. He is always eager to learn and grow!

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling as often as possible. He also enjoys spending time with his four dogs.

Danielle Gaston

Danielle Gaston

Receptionist

Danielle joined our Northwest staff in 2017 and is currently enrolled in a Dietetic Technician program. She is a long time pet lover.

Danielle has 2 dogs Kanan, the handicapable Frenchie, and Daisy, the Italian greyhound. In her off time, she enjoys fitness, hanging out with friends, and learning about her career.

Bruce Farrell

Bruce Farrell

Kennel Manager

A Phoenix, AZ native, kennel manager Bruce Farrell joined the Northwest staff in 2000. Bruce loves working with the pets and clients that come into the hospital, as well as working with the caring staff and veterinarians.
Ellie Kiesewetter

Ellie Kiesewetter

Kennel Staff

Ellie Kiesewetter joined our kennel staff in June of 2007 and says that her primary job responsibility is working hands-on with the animals to provide them with the best possible care during their stay with us.

“I enjoy coming to work every day because I enjoy the people I work with,” she adds. “We all work well together and have fun doing it.”

She has a Pomeranian named Repo. Ellie’s interests include spending as much time with her daughter Zoe as possible, kayaking, and paddle-boarding.

Morgan Woodall

Morgan Woodall

Kennel Staff

Morgan joined our Northwest staff in 2015 and is currently enrolled in college to receive a degree in Animal Science.

In her spare time between work and school, Morgan has numerous pets that she cares for. She has 2 dogs, Krypto and Reggie, a cat named Kitty, a bearded dragon, scorpion, fish, and a snake.

Weston Williams

Weston Williams

Groomer

Weston has been grooming cats and dogs all over DFW and Austin for 13 years. His favorite breeds to groom are Westies and terrier mixes.

At home, Weston has a 4-year-old terrier mix. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, drawing, and playing guitar.

Bailey Fregia

Bailey Fregia

Reception Manager

Bailey has been part of the Northwest Animal Hospital team since 2013. In 2019, she became our receptionist manager. She enjoys interacting daily with our clients!

Bailey and her husband live in Decatur with their three dogs Levi, Ladybug, and Lasi. In their free time, they enjoy being outdoors, spending time by the pool, and hunting together.

Lauren Whitehead

Receptionist

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We're proud to serve Grapevine, TX and the surrounding communities.

As a community-focused veterinarian in Grapevine, TX, we offer a unique experience of full-service veterinary medicine at our hospital. We treat each and every four-legged family member as though they were our own.

Location

1027 William D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine, TX 76051
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Phone: 817-488-7533
Fax: 817-421-9341
Email: info@nwahvetgrapevine.com

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed