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Staff

  • Jeffery Pruitt
    D.V.M
    Veterinarian
    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 http://bulladams.com/ to order a copy.
  • Jeffery Suh
    D.V.M
    Veterinarian
    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.
  • Malenie Lara
    Receptionist
    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
    Practice Manager
    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
    Veterinary 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.
  • Christopher Delgado
    Veterinary Assistant

    I was born in El Paso, TX but grew up in Dallas and graduated from Skyline in 2018. I've had a love for animals since I was a little kid. I have 2 dogs Todd & Preciosa and they are very playful. They are my current pets but I've had pets my whole life.

    I always found the study and research of animals interesting. After being at Buckner Animal Clinic for over a year, learning and shadowing from Dr. Pruitt and Dr. Suh, it made me realize that being a Veterinarian is my life goal. I plan to go to school and study large animals and /or exotic animals.

  • Guadalupe Gavy Ruiz
    Receptionist

    I joined Buckner Animal Clinic at the end of May, 2018. It is a learning experience every day once I clock in. It is a pleasure of mine helping anyone who calls or comes through the doors seeking help from us for their sick babies or anyone else who has simple questions on how to properly care for their pets. It's nice working here as we get to interact among employees and we have fun. Seeing puppies almost every day is pretty neat too.

  • Mikel Walker
    Kennel Technician

    My name is MIkel and I've been in the animal care business for around 3 years which began with me accidentally finding the Animal Planet channel and I have been fascinated with animals since that time. Hobbies include art, gaming, music and learning everything I can about animals.

  • Clarissa Rangel
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    My name is Clarissa. I started at Buckner Animal Clinic in August 2017 as a volunteer and worked my way up to Veterinary Technician Assistant. I have continued to learn and grow with a lot of good and experienced technicians to help teach and guide me while I attend school at Cedar Valley College. I plan to continue in this field and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Office Hours

Monday:

8 - 12 pm

2 - 6 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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