Our Vet Team

DR. RUSSELL, DVM

Managing Owner, Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified, USDA accredited

“I am passionate about emergency pet care. Helping and seeing a pet all the way to full health is what makes working as a veterinarian so special to me.”

VET SCHOOL: Purdue
GRADUATED: 2017
EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD: 5+ years
 

PETS: Jameson (1 year old Heeler mix) and Ghost (5 year old American Bulldog)

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Running, martial arts, and riding horses

Shannon Vicario, DVM

VETERINARIAN – Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified, USDA accredited

“I love helping clients provide the best preventive care for their pets and do my best to provide a fear free experience. I love building relationships with clients and pets so I can be there throughout their lives. They are like family to me.”

VET SCHOOL: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2012
EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD: has been a veterinarian for 10 years and has worked in veterinary clinics for 20 years
 

Dr. Shannon Vicario grew up in Syracuse, NY where she started working in veterinary clinics when she turned 16. From that moment she knew where her heart belonged. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Studio Art from Binghamton University in 2007. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has always been interested in exotic animal medicine and furthered her education during an international wildlife course in Honduras, as well as externships in California and Connecticut that focused on exotic pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Vicario worked as a small animal/exotic pet veterinarian and was the veterinarian and member of the board of directors for the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park for 4 years before moving to Texas in 2016. She worked in North Richland Hills for six years before coming to VO Vets as a veterinarian focusing on high quality small animal and exotic animal medicine, preventative medicine, surgery and dentistry.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: She is a fan of the Dave Matthew’s Band, The Office, taking care of her pets and plants, gardening, building vivariums, art, traveling to new places, cooking/and eating and learning new things.

PETS: Dr. Vicario lives with a myriad of pets, plants and her boyfriend Chris who brought her to Texas in the first place. She has 3 rescue dogs- Nimbus is a tripod Maltipoo who was found in the middle of a highway, Winnie is a terrier mix who was a stray hit by a car and Toby Flenderson is a diabetic Rat Terrier mix with Diabetes. She also has 2 parrots (Dakota and Jade), a Russian tortoise (Annie), and many different species of frogs and fish.

Julianna (Juli) Braswell, DVM

VETERINARIAN – Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified, USDA accredited, Acupuncture Certified

“I am here to help keep pets happy and healthy throughout their lives and to share my knowledge with and give support to my clients. I believe in the importance of preventative care, and am also working to provide alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, to support the total health of my patients.”

VET SCHOOL: Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2015
EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD: spent one year doing an equine internship with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery before moving into companion animal medicine in 2016.
 

Dr. Julianna Braswell graduated from Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She spent one year doing an equine internship with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery before moving into companion animal medicine in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, going skiing with her family, and golfing with her friends. A strong advocate for preventative medicine, Dr. Braswell also has a special interest in dog and cat soft tissue surgery and dentistry. While Dr. Braswell loves dogs and cats of all types, she has a special place in her heart for Labrador retrievers and has two of them: Kimber and Brie.

Eric Collins, DVM

VETERINARIAN – Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified, USDA accredited

“I strive to provide the best quality of care possible because our pets deserve it. Seeing how pets are so tied to our lives is what makes me happy to be a veterinarian.”

VET SCHOOL: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2023
EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD: Just graduated in May, worked for 2 years as a technician in a general practice prior to starting veterinary school.
 

Dr. Eric Collins grew up nearby in Colleyville, TX where he graduated from Grapevine High School before obtaining a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Growing up, Dr. Collins has always gravitated towards animals so becoming a veterinarian has been a lifelong dream of his. He enjoys spending time at home with his fiancée, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. He is also a huge Texas Longhorns sports fan, especially during football season. His special interests in the veterinary field include cardiology, surgery, dentistry, and urgent/emergency care medicine. With a history of having Great Danes at home, he loves large dogs and can’t wait to see more of them at VO Vets.

Kelly Warner, DVM

VETERINARIAN – FEAR FREE CERTIFIED, CAT FRIENDLY CERTIFIED, USDA ACCREDITED, ACUPUNCTURE CERTIFIED

” I look forward to building a trusted partnership with my patient’s family through thorough communication and quality care.”

VET SCHOOL: Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
GRADUATED: 2013

EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD:

After graduation, Dr. Warner practiced in several large animal hospitals and enjoyed working with animal athletes, such as bucking bulls and sport horses. In 2016, she transitioned to small animal general practice.

Dr. Warner grew up in Central Texas on a ranch where she developed a love for animal husbandry, showed cattle and assisted her father who is a bovine veterinarian. Now, her passion is helping to promote a happy and healthy human-animal bond through client education. Dr. Warner has special interests in preventive medicine/measures, dentistry, and palliative care.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: She enjoys trying new restaurants, listening to 90’s country music and the band, “Queen”, traveling and spending time with her pets and significant other, and visiting her parents ranch in Fredericksburg.

David Martin, DVM

VETERINARIAN – Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified, USDA accredited

VET SCHOOL: Auburn University
GRADUATED: 2001
EXPERIENCE IN THE VETERINARY FIELD: 

Dr. Martin, originally from Colorado, took a significant step in his career by moving to Alabama to attend Auburn University, where he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He settled in Mobile, Alabama, where he gained valuable experience working alongside esteemed colleagues in the field. In 2014, he opened his first veterinary hospital, and due to the success of his initial venture, he expanded his practice by opening a veterinary surgical center in 2019.

 

After years of dedicated service in Alabama, Dr. Martin decided to move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas, where he continues his practice, focusing on small animal surgery and general veterinary care. He is committed to providing high-quality care to his patients and support to their owners.

 

Outside of his veterinary pursuits, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time on his farm, where he takes care of his livestock. His hands-on approach to both his professional and personal life showcases his dedication to the well-being of animals


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