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

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

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

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

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

Michelle L Stone, Head Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital of Denison since 1997

Stephanie Strandlien, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 1999

Sharon Braziel, Morton Street Supervisor

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2000

Cheryl Allen, Head Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2001

Laura M. Weyer, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2004

Jessica Bodenhamer, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2012

Katie Blount, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016

Dana Davis, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016

Emily Pavlicek, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2016

Holly Martin, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2017

Sarah Stensrud, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2018

Kassy Harmon, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2018

Elena Maldonado, Veterinary Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2018

Morgan Madry, Technician

Employed at Animal Hospital since 2019

Shelby Reed, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since January 2020

Brayla Haines, Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since January 2020

Baylee Brown< Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since August 2020

Jay Bradley, Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since August 2020

Becca Jones, Receptionist

Employed at Animal Hospital since September 2020

Megan Bearden, Assistant

Employed at Animal Hospital since September 2020