Staff of Brazos Animal Hospital

Karen Jarrett

Karen Jarrett, Business Manager

Brazos Animal Hospital business manager Karen Jarrett co-owns the hospital with her husband, Dr. Tad Jarrett. A native of Mineral Wells, Karen is proud of the professional, excellent care provided by the staff.

Karen is the Audit Team Lead at Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. At home, she cares for four dogs and one cat.

Angela Barham

Angela Barham, Practice Manager

A native of Mineral Wells, Texas, practice manager Angela Barham joined the Brazos Animal Hospital staff in June 2001. A graduate of Mineral Wells High School, Angela attended Tarleton State University and McLennan Community College, where she received an Associate's Degree in Nursing. Angela thrives on the family-like atmosphere in the hospital and the high quality care provided by the staff.

Angela is the Kids Korral Team Lead at Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, having cookouts with family and friends, swimming, movies and music. At home, she cares for four dogs and two cats.

Diana Mills

Diana Mills, Receptionist

Diana Mills is our lead receptionist and has been with Brazos Animal Hospital since December of 2010, but began her career in the animal care field in 1992. She grew up just down the road from Mineral Wells in Weatherford, Texas, and attended Weatherford High School.

"I enjoy working at Brazos Animal Hospital because the people here are very professional and care deeply for the animals that come into the clinic," she says. "The staff is very friendly and family based and it simply is a great place to work."

At home, Diana has a Chihuahua. Her interests include collecting books and miniature tea sets, reading, baking, making scented candles, crafts and spending time with her family. She also prepares wedding flowers and decorates for weddings, and is a Mary Kay Beauty consultant.

Susan Salter

Susan Salter, Receptionist

Susan Salter is one of Brazos Animal Hospital's receptionists. A staff member since 2003, Susan loves the family-like atmosphere at the hospital.

Susan's hobbies include horseback riding and camping. At home, she cares for one dog and 11 cats.

Melony Lujan

Melony Lujan, Kennel Manager and Receptionist

Our Kennel Manager, Melony Lujan, has been with Brazos Animal Hospital since November of 2009, but began her career in companion animal care in 2006. A native of Marfa, Texas, she now resides in Weatherford where she attended Weatherford College and received Veterinary Assistant certification.

"Here at Brazos Animal Hospital everyone is treated like family," she says. "I love working here because we all work so well as a team. I couldn't have asked for better teammates."

At home, Melony has an Australian shepherd. She enjoys reading, looking up history of surrounding towns, swimming and playing soccer with her two boys.

Jennifer Powell

Jennifer Powell, Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Powell joined the team at Brazos Animal Hospital in January of 2015. A native of Springtown, TX, she earned her Certificate for Veterinary Assisting from Weatherford College and her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Tarleton State University. Jennifer has been in the animal care field for 12 years.

At home, Jennifer has three dogs: Katie, a Corgi; Dingo, a border collie; and Holler, a blue tick coon hound. She also has two quarter horses, Hagen and Tad. She enjoys horseback riding and barrel racing in her free time.

Carissa Ann Brawly

Carissa Ann Brawly, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Carissa Ann Brawly has been working in the animal care field for nine years and joined the dedicated team at Brazos Animal Hospital this past March. Carissa graduated from Weatherford High School and has continued her studies at Weatherford College and Cedar Valley College. She enjoys working at Brazos Animal Hospital "because they are family oriented and they want you to learn."

When not at the hospital, Carissa spends her free time running, eating, baking, crafting and working on her Ford Mustang. She has two pit bulls named Chance and Willow and three cats named Casper, Elvis and Nyx.

Kelsey Rae Kline

Kelsey Rae Kline, Kennel Technician

Kelsey Rae Kline has been a kennel technician with Brazos Animal Hospital since the summer of 2014. After graduating from Mineral Wells High School, she earned her certification as a veterinary assistant through Penn Foster College.

"The staff is very well educated and know what they're doing," she says of Brazos Animal Hospital. "I trust them with my own animals."

Outside of work, Kelsey keeps busy with her three-year-old and three dogs - a Pit Bull named Jase, a Basset Hound named Coon, and a Blue Heeler named Deuce. She also works with the H3R rescue group to assist with rescuing and rehoming herding dog breeds.

Theresa Peterson, Groomer

Since June of 2015, Theresa Peterson has been our dedicated groomer. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School and has nearly a decade of experience in the field.

"I love my job," she says. "It's a good place to work. They are very good at what they do and always try to help out."

Theresa has a Pit Bull named Angel and enjoys swimming in the river, playing pool, and watching movies and football.

Emmylie Fisher, Kennel Assistant

A Mineral Wells native, Emmylie Fisher graduated from Mineral Wells High School and is currently majoring in Animal Studies at Tarleton State University. She serves as our weekend kennel assistant.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to begin my career in the animal industry with this hospital," she says. "I love the family atmosphere."

When she's not busy studying or working two jobs, Emmylie likes to spend time with her best friends and her pets, a Blue Heeler named Blue and a cat named Lionel.