Ponder Vet Hospital

601 Shaffner St
Ponder, TX 76259



Our Staff


Wendy - Veterinary Technician

A native to Ponder, Wendy has worked here for over 20 years. She has had a passion for animals large and small her whole life. She loves helping the doctors with surgeries and recovery. Currently Wendy lives on a small farm with her husband Chad, 12 year old daughter Jocelyn, Paints and Quarter Horses, 2 Dachshunds, 1 Hound Mix, 3 Rescue Cats, and a lot of Chickens. 

James - Veterinary Technician

Raised in Llano Texas, James grew up with animals of all sizes. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Science in 2001 and has been working here for 10 years. When he is not working here he enjoys Football (Go Red Raiders!), going to the lake, and going on trips with family and friends. He currently lives in Saginaw with his girlfriend Angela, a Blue Heeler named Sadie, and a cat named Ellie. He also has two sons, Kaden (20 years old) and Mason (15 years old).   


Sarah - Veterinary Technician

Sarah moved to Ponder 6 years ago and has been work at our hospital for 5 years now. 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 who is 9 years old. A Great Dane named Moose, a Jack Russell Terrier named Riley, and a cat named Skidmark.  

Go Ponder Lions!

Mickie - Veterinary Technician

Before becoming a veterinary technician, Mickie was in the Army for 5 years. After getting out of the Army she then started working as an animal control officer for almost 6 years. She knew that she loved animals of all kinds and so she became a veterinary technician. Mickie has been working with us now for 3 years out of her 29 years as a technician. When she is not working here she can be found working at the Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd. At home she has 2 Australian Shepherds               (Booma and Zippy) and 2 cats (Sidewinder and Marble).     

Brittanie - Veterinary Technician

Brittanie has been with the Ponder Vet family for 7 months now but has been working in the veterinary field for over 5 years. She was born in Shreveport, LA and then moved to Utah with her family where she grew up. When she was 16 years old she and her family moved back down to the south and landed in Justin, TX. Brittanie graduated from Northwest High School in 2009 and now lives here in Ponder. At home, Brittanie has a Golden Retriever named Rambo and 5 cats. She loves spending her free time hiking, reading, and hanging out with her dog.    

Kim - Client Care Specialist 

Born in Portland Oregon, Kim could not get to Texas fast enough. When she was only 7 months old she and her family moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She graduated from The University of Texas in Arlington with a Bachelors Degree in 2010 and has been working here for almost 4 years. When she is not at work, she enjoys volunteering at animal rescue places, tennis, and going to the lake. At home she lives with her husband, Dustin, stepdaughter, Ella, who is 7 years old, an Anatolian Shepherd named Lexi, and a Doberman Pinscher named Apache.   

LeAnn - Client Care Specialist 

LeAnn has been with the Ponder Vet family for over 3 years. She loves meeting new people and their pets that come into the hospital. Since working here she has  adopted a very sweet Dapple Dachshund named Chloe. Most of the time when you come in she will be at the front to greet you and get belly rubs. LeAnn is a native to the town of Krum, just north of Ponder, and still lives there today with her husband, Scott and youngest son, Carson (18 years old). LeAnn also has three other sons, Chase (26), Cameron (24), and Connor (21) who all live on their own. When she is not at work, LeAnn enjoys playing volleyball, DIY crafting, crochet, and camping with her family.   

Erin - Veterinary Technician Assistant

Erin was born and raised in Sanger, TX. She loves working with animals of all kinds and has been with the Ponder Veterinary family for 6 years now. She is also currently in school getting her Registered Veterinary Technician License.

Mango - Hospital Ambassador

Mango is our feisty calico tabby kitty who roams the hospital. She was first found by a client one morning in her driveway as a kitten. When she was brought in to us to be examined the staff liked her so much that we could not let her go. Mango is a very curious cat who loves playing with toys, watching surgeries, and getting into mischief. Most of the time she hangs out in the back with the technicians monitoring their work.   

Marshall - Hospital Ambassador

Marshall arrived to us by the Krum Fire Department. They believed he was hit by a car, he had a broken nose and ripped eyelid. After close care though he healed up great and we found him to be a very sweet and laid back kitty. Whenever there is a  cat or dog in distress he likes to go into the room and try to help calm them down. Some of his favorite things to do is sleep in the basket at the front desk and play with Mango.