dvm-7The team at Animal Hospital of Denison is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Chad E. Cruce, DVM

Years in Practice: 27
Dr. Cruce was born and raised in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Fort Worth Christian High School. He started working at the Animal Hospital of Denison in 1990 while he was in college. He received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University in 1991 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1996 from Texas A&M. He then came back to the Animal Hospital of Denison as a full time veterinarian. Dr. Cruce purchased the hospital several years ago and is now the third owner since 1941. He lives in Denison with his wife Amie and together they have 5 children. They also share their home with pets, Ally and Alfredo.

Alice A. Bradley, DVM

Years in Practice: 14
Dr. Bradley was born and raised in the North Texas area. It was during High School, while she worked at the Animal Hospital of Denison, that she became convinced to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She attended Grayson County Jr. College and Texas Tech University for her undergraduate work, and then graduated from Texas A&M in 2000 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Bradley worked for a veterinary clinic in Terrell, Texas before joining the staff at the Animal Hospital of Denison in October 2003. Dr. Bradley lives in Denison with her husband, Jim Bob, and their sons Jay and Rett. They also share their home with Mo the wonder dog. Along with being a veterinarian, Dr. Bradley enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and cooking.

Billy D. Martindale, DVM

Years in Practice: 49
A born and raised North Texan, Dr. Martindale began practicing veterinary medicine at the Animal Hospital of Denison in 1968, after receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M. He purchased the original Animal Hospital from Dr. W. M. Porter in 1975, and constructed what is now the current building in 1980. After practicing for over 40 years, Dr. Martindale is enjoying semi-retirement. He recently sold the practice to Dr. Chad Cruce, but still remains actively involved in the practice. He is also very involved in organized veterinary medicine at the local, state and national levels. He served as president of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 2004 and currently serves as a delegate of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Martindale and his wife, Linda, share their home with two cats, Girl Cat and Boy Cat. He and Linda stay very busy spending time with their grown children and a plethora of grandchildren. They are active members of the Park Avenue Church of Christ where Dr. Martindale serves as an elder and teaches bible classes. He is an avid golfer, and also enjoys cooking and reading.

Ashley H. Warren, DVM

Years in Practice: 8
Dr. Warren was born in Louisiana and raised in multiple locations throughout the country and overseas, including a time in Egypt. She attended Auburn University at Montgomery for her undergraduate work and then graduated from Auburn University in 2009 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Warren worked at several veterinary practices in the Alabama area before moving to Texas and joining the staff at Animal Hospital of Denison this past August. Dr. Warren and her family share their home with their two dogs, Elf and Emmy and two cats, Crathes and Harley. Dr. Warren and her family enjoy spending time with each other and doing yard work together. She also enjoys hiking and reading.

Kelly Howerton, Hospital Supervisor

Employed at Animal Hospital since 1995
(23 years)

Michelle L Stone, Head Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital of Denison since 1997
(21 years)

Stephanie Strandlien, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 1999
(19 years)

Sharon Braziel, Morton Street Supervisor

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2000
(18 years)

Cheryl Allen, Head Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2001
(17 years)

Laura M. Weyer, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2004
(14 years)

Jessica Bodenhamer, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2012
(6 years)

Samantha Hander, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2012
(6 years)

Krista Conner, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2015
(3 years)

Katie Blount, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016
(2 years)

Dana Davis, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016
(2 years)

Emily Pavlicek, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016
(2 years)

Holly Martin, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2017
(1 year)

Erica Collins, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2017
(1 year)

Sonja Ortega, Technician

Started 2018

Brittney Raper, Veterinary Assistant

Started 2018

Ashley Redman, Veterinary Assistant

Started 2018

Sarah Stensrud, Veterinary Assistant

Started 2018

Kasondra Harmon, Veterinary Assistant

Started 2018

Elena Maldonado, Veterinary Assistant

Started 2018