Dr. Jason Steinle
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 & Josh. The family also includes two dogs, Riggs, a black Lab, Marci, a Springer Spaniel, and two cats, Marshall & Odin. In his spare time, Dr. Steinle enjoys going to the lake, fishing, camping, and reading.
Dr. Lindsey Shipp
Dr. Lindsey Shipp joined the Northwest Animal Hospital team full time in January 2021. She is excited to return home to Colleyville, where she was born and raised. She completed her undergrad degree at Texas A&M in 2010 and graduated with honors from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
Professionally, Dr. Shipp is passionate about internal medicine, dentistry, ultrasound, emergency medicine, and practicing fear-free techniques. More than anything, she enjoys witnessing the joy pets bring to our lives and being a small part of that journey.
Dr. Shipp shares her life with her husband Jordan, daughter Alex, and son Luke. She is a life-long Australian Shepherd lover and has her own Aussie named Pepper. However, it is a not so well-kept secret that her cat, Katniss, is the favorite of the house. Apart from spending time with her family, Dr. Shipp enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening.
Dr. Anthony Hall
Dr. Hall is a proponent of preventative medicine to ensure the best health of his patients and believes preventing a disease is always better than having to treat the disease. Along with preventative care, Dr. Hall enjoys soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Hall enjoys spoiling his boxer-mix, Calypso, traveling internationally, reading on a variety of topics, weightlifting, exploring nature, and, his most recent venture, working on his secular ministry work for the community.
Dr. Isabella Steiner
She went on to earn her DVM from Oklahoma State University College of Medicine in May of this 2022.
Some of her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, dermatology and practicing fear free/low stress medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys true crime podcasts and documentaries, cooking, hiking with her friends and spoiling her 2 cats, Freya and Elijah.
Dr. Larry Epperson
Dr. Larry Epperson 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 included dermatology and internal medicine.
An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Epperson enjoys snow skiing, fishing, and sports. He and his wife, Ann, have two sons, Logan & Landon.
Dr. Epperson is enjoying his retirement working on his farm, traveling with his wife, and spending time outdoors.
Veterinary Technician/Inventory Manager
Amy Farrell began her career at Northwest Animal Hospital in April of 2004. In addition to her many years of experience, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Texas.
She says that our staff and clients have come to be a second family to her. Amy enjoys her work helping our doctors with exams and various procedures. Her team is always making her smile and laugh.
At home, she has a domestic shorthair cat named Zierlich, a three-legged Blue Russian named Ruger, a black lab/mix named Inara, and a 3-legged doof monster Davy. In her free time, Amy enjoys trying new foods, watching movies, and getting her beauty sleep.
Veterinary Technician Manager
Sara joined our veterinary technician staff in August of 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She became the Veterinary Technician Manager in January 2022.
She enjoys working at Northwest because of the extraordinary team and excellent care we give our clients and patients.
Sara has two rescue dogs, Daisy & River, along with two cats, Remi & Jack-Jack. Kayaking, spending time with her husband and daughter, paddle-boarding, and just being outdoors in general are some of her favorite pastimes.
Brianna (Bri) has been an employee with Northwest Animal Hospital since 2013. She received her CVA through the University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked as a veterinary technician for ten years and became Practice Manager in September of 2023.
Her favorite thing about Northwest Animal Hospital is the high quality of care and medicine being practiced. The doctors are always continuing their education. The people she works alongside have become like family over the years and she could not picture working anywhere else.
In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and binging true crime documentaries. She loves to travel, her favorite destinations being Michigan, Alabama, and Boston, where her family and friends reside. At home, Bri has a goofy rescue Shepherd named Sulley, and two long haired cats, Ripley & Newt.
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 a part of the Northwest staff since 2016.
She has four cats—Pitch Black, Gavin, Tigger Lilly, and Alex. She likes to travel, hang out with friends, and visit family anytime she gets the chance. In her spare time, Kat loves to read and is a horror movie buff.
Andrew has been part of the Northwest Animal Hospital team since 2017. He is always eager to learn and grow! We refer to him as the “little brother” of the clinic. He is always making us laugh and keeps us on our toes!
He enjoys being able to help our patients feel better and give clients peace of mind when it comes to their pets.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling as often as possible. He also enjoys spending time with his four dogs, that keep him busy.
Victoria joined us in 2020 as a kennel technician and advanced her way to being a member of our technician team.
She says she loves being able to work with so many people that help her learn and grow as a technician and the best part: cuddles and kisses from animals all day long!
When she is not at work, Victoria has a crazy husky mix at home named Dior who loves to run around and play endlessly with her.
Victoria loves trying new foods, so she is always scoping out new restaurants. She says to help compensate for her love of food, working out is a must! Painting, dancing, and karaoke are also things she likes to fill her free time with.
Kelly became part of the Northwest staff in February of 2023 and has quickly become an invaluable part of our team. She enjoys the playful but professional atmosphere and being able to help our patients.
Listening to music helps her relax with her favorite genres being EDM or independent music. She loves to crochet and is quite talented! Kelly’s favorite holiday is Halloween. She enjoys the spooky season.
At home, Kelly has a whopping NINE animals! This includes 5 dogs and 4 cats. She truly loves animals…and lint rollers!
Jana started at Northwest Animal Hospital in 2022 as a kennel technician. She worked her way up to the role of Veterinary Technician this year and is thriving.
She loves to laugh and says that is one of her favorite things about working at Northwest. “I laugh every day!”. Surgeries are her favorite aspect of working as a technician. Stephen King novels, yoga, and eating are some of the things that bring her joy.
At home, Jana has two rescue dogs, Ripley, a Shih Tzu, and Molly, a terrier/mix. She also has three cats, T.K., Pux, and Lil Bit.
Maria worked at our hospital from 2012-2019 before going into Animal Welfare. She rejoined our team in 2023 as the reception manager. We do not know what we would do without her!
Building relationships with clients is one of the things she enjoys about working at Northwest. She also likes getting the opportunity to watch our patients grow up over the years!
Maria has a daughter, and they enjoy going to the movies and the zoo when they can. They have a full house with their Pit/mixes Olive & Archie, Shepherd/mix Betty Blue, and their Bearded Dragon, Flamey. Their fish tank is filled with fish, frogs, and snails to round out their own little zoo!
Ashlyn joined the Northwest staff in 2022. She is one of the friendly faces to greet you as you enter the hospital.
Seeing all the cute animals and their happy faces is one of her favorite things about working at Northwest. She loves the people she works with and thinks of them like family.
Horror movies are a BIG thing that she enjoys. If it’s scary, it’s for Ashlyn. Thrifting is another big hobby of hers. She loves finding knick-knacks and other unique items. Her poodle/mix, Harry, is super hyper and full of fun, even though he is quite stubborn at times!
Reagan worked as a kennel technician until 2020 and rejoined our team in 2021 as a receptionist. She is a familiar face to many clients and patients that come to see us.
Reagan has been coming to Northwest Animal Hospital for several years with her family pets while growing up. She said she loves helping people, especially with their furry friends, and seeing all the cute pets that come here.
She has two dogs named Waffles and Piper that are both crazy and loveable. She loves to take them on car rides and go on adventures. Reagan is newly married and enjoys time spent with her husband.
Kennel Manager (Retired)
Bruce joined our team in 2000. He gave us 23 GREAT years that we will never forget. He was a favorite among staff, clients, and patients. He retired in April of 2023, and is greatly missed. He spends his retired time traveling, kayaking in Grapevine Lake, and spoiling his grandchildren.
Ellie Kiesewetter joined our kennel staff in June of 2007 and took over as kennel manager in April of 2023. She 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.”
Ellie and her daughter Zoe enjoy spending time together. Paddle-boarding, gardening, and kayaking are a few other things she likes to do in her spare time. Her two pups Cisco, a chihuahua, and Fran, a Pekingese mix, also keep her busy!
Thomas joined our kennel staff in 2023. His sweet, caring personality is evident in the care he provides for all our pets here at the hospital.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys rides on his Harley, shooting pool, watching baseball (GO RANGERS!), listening to music, and spending time with his wife, kids, and dogs. His animal companions include Lily, a Dogo Argentino mix, Maverick, a chihuahua mix, Snickers, a Maine Coon mix, and Turtle, a…you guessed it…turtle
Kristen joined our kennel staff in 2022. She is a sweet soul who truly enjoys looking after the pets in our care and is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work! We are lucky to have her!
Cooking is one of her favorite things to do, and she always keeps us well fed! She also likes to draw and garden in her free time. At home, Kristen has a Japanese Chen/mix, Bella, a Shepherd/mix, Coco, and two cats, Mr. Zombie and Salem.
Chris became a member of our kennel staff in 2022. You can often find him cuddling with a dog or cat that needs a little extra love. As you can guess, this is his favorite part of the day!
In his spare time, Chris enjoys hunting for fossils. He even has part of a Wooly Mammoth skull! He also enjoys karaoke and traveling.
Amy became part of our kennel team in 2023. She has been a great addition to our staff and truly cares about all our patients and clients.
She says, “everyone has been so welcoming and works as a team to help care for the animals.”
In her free time, Amy spends as much time as she can with her daughters. Crafting, jigsaw puzzles, and time spent with her pets are also things she enjoys. She has a cat named Zella, and a Husky named Phoenix.
Weston became a part of our hospital in 2018. He is an amazing groomer with extreme patience and a gentle touch. We have been so blessed to find him!
Weston has been grooming cats and dogs all over DFW and Austin for over 15 years. His favorite breeds to groom are Westies and terrier mixes. At home, Weston has a terrier/mix named Bug. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, drawing, and playing guitar.
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