Our Team

Veterinarians

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ERIN HOUSER, DVM | MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Houser graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a post-graduate internship in North Carolina at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Houser practiced emergency medicine for a few years before working in general practice across Texas, including Galveston.

For a number of years, Dr. Houser served as the medical director of a VCA hospital before finding her new home at Crossroads Pet Hospital in 2018. Dr. Houser has a particular passion for the practice of pet dentistry.

When Dr. Houser isn’t doing what she loves best—caring for your pets—she crafts, knits, sews, and spends time at home with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and cat. Dr. Houser also loves to sing and spend time outdoors.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Associate Veterinarian | Crossroads Pet Hospital
  • Medical Director | VCA
  • Associate Veterinarian | Texas
  • Emergency Veterinarian | North Carolina
  • Intern | Carolina Veterinary Specialists | North Carolina
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine | University of Minnesota | St. Paul, MN

ANNA SIMMONS | ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN

Dr. Anna Simmons is a long-time animal lover and advocate. In fact, she started rescuing animals at a young age, and her passion for animal care and welfare has only grown over the years. Dr. Simmons grew up in Coppell, TX, with her four siblings and their many animals, from fish and rats to dogs and horses. She dreamed of being a vet since a very young age and feels so blessed to have been able to accomplish that dream.

Dr. Simmons attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She spent those college years working at various vet clinics and in animal rescue. She then spent two years working as a vet tech at a clinic in East Dallas. After gaining priceless experience as a tech, Dr. Simmons attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, followed by a year of clinics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Once she experienced a Wisconsin winter, she returned to Texas and spent her time enjoying practicing medicine at several small animal clinics in East Dallas before joining the amazing Crossroads Pet Hospital team.

Dr. Simmons is married to her college sweetheart and together they have two beautiful baby girls (Anaiya Rose and Amelia Iris) with four pet kids, including three dogs (Tyli, Ivy, Nala) and one cat who thinks he is a dog (Pepper Saltzman). She and her husband live in Dallas and love to spend time playing with their kiddos, cooking, hiking, playing volleyball, painting, biking, snuggling their animals, traveling, and reading, among other things.

Dr. Simmons greatly looks forward to the opportunity to meet you and your pet! Come on into the clinic to get to know her better!

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Office Staff

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KELLIE-RAE PASSARELLI | PRACTICE MANAGER

Kellie-Rae has been in the veterinary industry since 2002. In that time, she has worked in both emergency care and in day practices, starting out as a receptionist and moving into management.

Technician Staff

JESSICA INGRAM | TECHNICIAN

Jessica has been working with animals since 2017. She has experience with small animals including the ever-adorable pig! She attended Cedar Valley College to obtain her Associates of Technology degree.

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RUBY FRAGA | TECHNICIAN

Ruby has been in the veterinary industry since 2017. She has 2 dogs, 1 cat and a betta fish. She loves helping animals.

GUADALUPE ESTEVANE | VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Guadalupe was born and raised in Texas. She has always had a passion for working with animals. She graduated from Texas A & M with a degree in Zoology. She currently has 4 lovely cats. Guadalupe just acquired her Certified Veterinary Assistant certificate and is currently apply to tech school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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Kennel Staff

VIOLA DOMINGUEZ | KENNEL MANAGER

Viola has been in the veterinary field for over 40 years. She was born in Mexico, where she and her husband managed a veterinary clinic for 28 years before moving to the US. Viola was a kennel tech assistant at Carrollton Animal Hospital for 20 years and joined our practice in July 2016. She has two Schnauzers named Coby and Charlie and an African grey parrot named Shasha.

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DARIAN | GROOMER

Darian is the most recent addition to our clinic staff. She has always loved ALL animals and has found her dream job as a groomer. She started at Petsmart in Houston and has now brought her talented sheers to the Carrollton area to make your fur babies look their very best!

Reception Staff

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ALEXANDRA VILLALOBOS | RECEPTIONIST

Alex is a proud Texas born and raised. She has been in the veterinary industry for 7 years. She has experience in equine, large and small animal. She has a mastiff mix named Buckwild and a lab-great pyrenees mix named Bennett.