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  • Jeffery Pruitt
    Dr. Jeffery Pruitt opened Buckner Animal Clinic in 1978. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock before attending Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 1975. He is an active member of the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association, The Texas VMA, and the American VMA. His veterinary interest are preventative medicine, routine patient care, as well as surgery, especially orthopedics. Dr. Pruitt's love and care of animals started at an young age while being raised on a farm south of Glen Rose, TX. He milked cows, raised chickens, pigeons and showed pigs for 4-H projects. While in high school he had a small sow/pig operation to earn money for his college education. He performed his first surgery at the age of twelve on a piglet sedated with a sleeping pill given to him by a local pharmacist. Dr. Pruitt received a Masters in Divinity degree in 1993 from Brite Divinity School at TCU in Ft. Worth and held a pastorate for numerous years while he continued veterinary medicine. He has been an active Rotrian since 1979 and participates in several charitable organizations including Children's International, sponsoring Filipino children for several years. Beyond the practice of veterinary medicine and ministry, Dr. Pruitt enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, three children and five grandchildren, riding his motorcycle, playing the trumpet, lifting weights, and eating, especially anything with chocolate in it under it or on top of it! Dr. Pruitt also thinks he is an amateur photographer but here at the clinic we know differently. Don’t ask to see his pictures you won't have the time. Dr. Pruitt also enjoys writing spiritual devotionals for his ministry, poetry, and is author of a book titled This Man Called Bull. You can pick up an autographed copy here at the clinic or you can visit to order a copy.
  • Jeffery Suh
    Dr. Suh grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii playing competitive tennis throughout high school. There, he was ranked top 3 in the state and was awareded with a state championship. Dr. Suh studied biology at Carleton College in Minnesota, and then went to Konkuk University in South Korea to study veterinary medicine. He completed his externship at the University of Geulph in Canada, worked at Tehachapi, CA, Seoul Animal Center, Denton County Animal ER, and now at Buckner Animal Clinic. With 12 years of experience, Dr. Suh brings his knowledge and skillsets from working at referral centers, emergencies, and big hospitals. His interest lies in emergency medicine, ultrasound, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgeries. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing tennis, barbequing with his wife and two sons. He is very proud to be a member of the experienced veterinary staff at Buckner Animal Clinic.
  • Dr.
    Candace Major
    Dr. Major is from a small north Texas town, Olney- with a population of 4,300 proud citizens and venue for the one-armed dove hunt. It is also known for the Snow Aeronautical Flying Tractor. Dr. Major has her undergraduate degree from Austin College with a double major in biology & psychology, and a Master's Degree in Education. Her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are from Texas A&M University at Bryan-College Station. She graduated in 1978 and had her first job as a veterinarian in 1979 at a hospital in Dallas. She has since worked at 3 different Dallas-area animal hospitals, before finding a home at Buckner Animal Clinic. Her veterinary interests are internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, and animal behavior. Dr. Major and her husband have raised 2 daughters and a son in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Two of them are engineer and the other is a caterer. They've always had a German Shephard and cats. She now has 3 grandchildren. Dr. Major's hobbies are gardening (especially tropical, cacti, & succulents), reading, travel, backpacking, rock climbing, and yoga.
  • Erik Amador
    Practice Manager

    I don't have any pets of my own, but I like to think of our patients as my step-babies. I got my start in the veterinary field in 2001 as a kennel technician. I've since gained experience working as a receptionist, technical support, and veterinary technician. I joined the Buckner Animal Clinic family in February of 2009. I started as a full-time veterinary technician, but most of my tenure here has been as a part-time employee. I resumed working full-time in May 2016, and accepted the Practice Manager role in July 2016. I've encountered several challenges, opportunities, and learning experiences in my new role, which I am grateful for. I am blessed to say that I genuinely love my job! I really enjoy working for Dr. Pruitt and with the rest of the team. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my nephew, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, watching MMA, and running in Reebok Spartan races.

  • Elizabeth Perez
    Lead Receptionist
    I began working for Buckner Animal Clinic in May 2011. I am one of the receptionists. I help provide service to our clients to assist them with their pets needs. I enjoy meeting new people everyday. I am extremely happy to have joined a great team and work for great doctors. The most important aspect of my life is family, my husband, and two children (a boy and a girl). Family time and gatherings with friends.
  • Bianca Meza
    I am a receptionist at Buckner Animal Clinic. I engage with our clients as much as I can so that I can do my best to meet their needs. I really enjoy working with the staff at Buckner Animal Clinic, I get to learn new things every day! The people I work with make this feel like a family environment. The best part of my job is seeing our clients and patients happy and satisfied! :)
  • Malenie Lara
    I joined the Buckner Animal Clinic team on July of 2017 and it's been a joy! I've never worked at an animal clinic before, so working at Buckner Animal Clinic has been a wonderful learning experience. I love meeting new people and work my hardest to ensure that our clients and their pets are happy. I enjoy working with our team and learning new things from them. I love seeing all the beautiful fur babies that come through our clinic every day! When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my family and friends, as well as losing my voice cheering on the Dallas Cowboys! #Romo4Ever!
  • Edward Papendik
    Certified/Lead Veterinary Technician
    I am a certified veterinary assistant. I began working at Buckner Animal Clinic in June 1997. My main responsibilities include total care for the surgical patients including anesthesia, assisting in surgery and recovery. I also perform numerous diagnostic tests, take radiographs, as well as ordering and maintaining our equipment, and inventory of drugs and supplies. While working with Dr. Pruitt, Dr. Nix and Dr. Johnson, I have learned a lot about veterinary medicine, and pet care. Most importantly developed my technical skills, as well as my personal skills.
  • Albert Lopez
    Certified Veterinary Technician
    I graduated from Skyline High School in the spring of 1997. I earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science at Mountain View College, as well as obtained an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College. I began working for Buckner Animal Clinic in the fall of 2001 while studying at Cedar Valley. I serve the clinic as a skilled certified veterinary technician who is part of a team that provides medical support for our clients needs. Away from the clinic I serve as a volunteer by helping tutor youth for the Trinity River Mission (a volunteer-based community learning center) who encourage academic success to disadvantaged youth in West Dallas. In my spare time I enjoy physical training at the T. Boone Pickens YMCA where I participate in group exercise classes. I also enjoy playing basketball as the team captain of Outkast who is part of the City of Dallas Recreation Program, but most of all I enjoy gatherings of family and friends.
  • Lacee Pearson
    Veterinary Technician
    My name is Lacee Pearson and I've been a veterinary technician for over 15 years. I have worked here at Buckner Animal Clinic for approximately 3 years and I enjoy my job as a Vet Tech. As a young child I always had a love for animals and hoped that one day I would get the chance to work with them. Well my dream came true and here I am today doing what I've always loved, working with animals. As a technician my primary job is caring for hospitalized patients, performing in house diagnostic testing, radiology procedures, and sometimes preparing patients for surgery. I also work with clients helping them understand how to properly care for their pets with vaccinations, diets, heartworm prevention and maintaining their over-all health. Someone once told me,' It's better to prevent than to treat', and I feel that it stands true for man and animals. Well, now I'll tell you a little about myself. I have been a resident of the area for over 36 years. I graduated from West Mesquite High School in 1984. I have 4 brothers and 1 sister. Believe it or not, we actually get along very well - no sibling rivalry! Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with my family, reading, camping, fishing, sports and horseback riding when time permits. I have an array of animals - 2 dogs, 4 cats, 1 rabbit and 1 horse. So, you could say that I have a full house.
  • Ramon Garcia
    Veterinary Technician
    I was born in Cuba, where I've spent most of my life and studied. I graduated as a veterinary technician in 2001. Afterwards, I worked with birds, pigs, domestic animals, and zoo animals. While I worked as a veterinary technician, I continued my studies at the Facility of Veterinary Medicine (in Cuba). I graduated in 2008 as a doctor in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics at the Central University of Las Villas, Cuba. I continued working in the wonderful world of animals, worked with vaccines for veterinary use and pharmaceutical productions, and participated in several international events held in Cuba. I also worked at a veterinary hospital in Ecuador. A few year years later (2011), I graduated with a Masters in Advanced Animal Health. I am currently working as a veterinary technician at Buckner Animal Clinic while I continue learning English, in hopes of practicing veterinary medicine in the U.S.
  • Chastity Ortiz
    Veterinary Technician
    I graduated in 2012 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Medicine. Since then, I've had 2 years of animal emergency room experience and worked at a small animal practice in Wisconsin for 2 1/2 years. I have a dog named Biggie, he was adopted from Pheonix, AZ and LOVES the Texas weather.I have been at Buckner Animal Clinic since April 2017 and absolutely love it!
  • Rennie Reneau
    Kennel Technician
    Rennie joined Buckner Animal Clinic in the early 1990's. He took a hiatus from the clinic, and rejoined in April 2002. Rennie works very hard to keep the clinic clean and sterile all while keeping our furry friends in the kennel happy.
  • Yenixa Rodriguez
    Kennel Technician
    Hello, I am from Cuba. I have lived in the U.S. for less than 2 years. I studied Veterinary Medicine in Cuba. I became a Veterinary doctor in 2000 and became a Veterinary Clinic specialist in 2010. I have been a Veterinary Doctor for the last 16 years. I worked at the Small Clinic in the Veterinary Institute and the Artificial Insemination Center working with bulls and pigs, while teaching veterinary procedures to the institute's students. I am so proud to be a part of the Buckner Animal Clinic family since April 2017. I've spent all of my life surrounded by animals. I enjoy caring for our pets very much. Health begins with hygiene, cleaning, feeding, and good behavior, so I enjoy doing kennel technician tasks at Buckner Animal Clinic.

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