Ponder Vet Hospital

601 Shaffner St
Ponder, TX 76259



Our Doctors


Dr. Chris Norwood:

Chris Norwood was born and raised in Weatherford, Texas. After high school he spent two years in New South Wales, Australia as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He earned a Bachelors and Masters of Science from the University of North Texas and then earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgeries, and Bulldog surgeries. His wife, Becca, came to Texas from Bountiful, Utah and while earning her PhD from Texas Woman’s University met Chris and committed to life as a Texan. They have 4 sons; Sam, Lucas, Tommy and William and 2 daughters; Jessie Grace and Janie Mae.



Dr. Phillip Henderson:

Phillip Henderson is a native of western Denton County.  He was born in Justin and attended Northwest High School.  After 4 years in the Navy he started college at Cooke County Junior College - now called North Central Texas College - where he earned an Associate Degree in Science.  Then he was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.  He now works part time at the clinic, and spends the rest of his time managing acreage and hog hunting. Dr. Henderson’s wife is Barbara, who is a native of Oxnard, California.  They are the parents of 3 daughters, Kristy, Wendy and Annie and have 5 grandchildren; Trey, Lauren, Joselyn, Jacie Mae, and Riley.  The whole family, all three generations live on a small farm near Stoney, Texas.


Dr. Katherine Moriarty:


Originally from Oklahoma, Katherine Moriarty attended Oklahoma State University where she
earned her B.S. in Physiology and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. While in school, Katherine developed a passion for animal behavior and reducing their anxiety and aggression. After graduation, she became Fear Free Certified and has recently begun working on her small animal rehabilitation certification. After spending a few years in Houston as a small animal general practitioner, Katherine and her family settled in Justin in 2018 when she began working at Ponder Veterinary Hospital. Katherine met her husband, Aaron, at a campus Church while in college and they married after graduating. They have 3 children: George, Arthur, and Theodore.