Ponder Vet Hospital

601 Shaffner St
Ponder, TX 76259



Our Staff

 Sarah - Veterinary Technician

 Sarah moved to Ponder in 2012 and has been working at our hospital since 2013. She enjoys teaching clients about big dogs and giving the elementary kids a tour of the hospital. When she is not at work, she loves watching the Dallas Cowboys and Ponder Lions football. Sarah has a daughter, Ella, a Great Dane, Landry, a Jack Russel Terrier, Riley, and a cat, Skidmark. Go Ponder Lions!














Darby - Veterinary Technician

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Darby moved with her family to Ponder, Texas when she was 13 years old. Darby grew up riding horses in the Uinta Mountains with her family dogs trailing behind. When Darby is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, playing volleyball, traveling, and photography. She has 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds named Lola and Fang who love keeping her active. 











Mel - Veterinary Technician

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Mel moved to Texas when she was 7 years old and began working in the Veterinary field at the age of 18. She started off as a veterinary assistant learning the work until becoming a veterinary technician a few years later. Over the years she has worked at multiple clinics and practices until finally settling down here at Ponder Veterinary Hospital while working on her accounting degree. At home she enjoys knitting, reading, hiking, and spending time with her dogs and cats.










Lynnsey - Veterinary Technician

Lynnsey is a native Texan and has been working in the veterinary field for several years, and started at Ponder Veterinary Hospital in 2021. She has a sweet spot for the big fluffy dogs and her Great Pyrenees, Wrangler, is her spoiled baby. Lynnsey loves spending time with her family, riding horses, and anything rodeo when she isn't loving on all the patients at work.











Samantha - Veterinary Technician

*Photo coming soon* Samantha joined the Ponder team in 2022 after many years working at a vet hospital in Arlington. She and her family are from this area, and her two young boys love visiting the veterinary hospital. At home, Samantha does sports with her sons, loves spoiling her 3 cats, The Turkey, The Donkey, and Bruno (the girl), and everything Harry Potter. 







  Lauren - Veterinary Technician

Lauren joined our team in 2022 when her family settled down in Decatur. Before that, she was a relief technician, working in multiple locations all over the Fort Worth area, as well as a stay at home super mom to her 5 year old daughter. 








Kate- Veterinary Technician

*Photo coming soon* Kate started attending a licensed veterinary technician program in 2022, the same time she hired on at our hospital. Kate is working really hard to get her license while also gaining the hands on experience at work. She is doing great! We look forward to seeing where her bright future takes her. Kate has a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd cross named Tobias and he is just the cutest little floof!




Bo - Veterinary Technician

*Photo coming soon* Bo is from Idaho and moved to Texas in summer of 2022 to start work here while he goes to college in preparation for vet school. He is eager to learn veterinary skills and is doing well in his college classes. Bo enjoys baseball and cornhole, and spending time with family and at Church.

 Katy - Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Technician

 Originally from North West Arkansas, Katy moved to North Texas when she was 14. She recently graduated from Hardin-Simmons University where she  played on the Women's Golf Team. Katy enjoys spending time with her dogs Scout and Gus, golfing, photography, and being with friends and family.











Chauntae - Client Care Specialist

*Photo coming soon* Chauntae and her family have lived in this area for generations. She started helping our clients in 2021 and truly has a talent for taking care of people and their animals. She and her husband live on some property with their cute little Yorkiepoo, Duchess. In her free time, Chauntae enjoys cooking, crafting, and helping others.

Cathy - Client Care Specialist

*Photo coming soon* Semi-retired, Cathy became a part of our team in 2021 because she loved and missed working with people and their pets. She spent most of her career working at another veterinary hospital until that vet retired. Cathy and her husband live here in Ponder with their dog, Heidi. Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and watching her grandkids play volleyball.


Noemi - Client Care Specialist

Noemi is originally from Denton, Texas and is a student at UNT. She has the cutest dog named Obi-Wan (who is a big scaredy-cat) and enjoys reading and lifting weights. 

DejaVu - Clinic Cat by day, Hunter by night 

Deja was born in Justin, TX and lived a rough few months on the streets. She was found by a young boy and brought to Ponder Veterinary Hospital in 2021 to be checked out. There, she was spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and introduced to a nice warm bed. In her spare time, she enjoys attention from clients' children, and stealing any unattended food.