Dr. Kari Cleavinger associated with Katy Veterinary Clinic in 2003 and purchased the clinic in 2008. Dr. Cleavinger is a graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. "As a life-long Katy resident, there is no other place in the world where I would rather practice veterinary medicine. The city of Katy has been so good to me and my family, and giving something back to the community is extremely important. By providing high quality veterinary care, I feel the community and their pets will benefit greatly." Dr. Cleavinger enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, as well as cooking and working crossword puzzles.
Dr. Cullen Dauchy has been practicing at Katy Veterinary Clinic since 1971, and was owner from 1978-2008. Dr. Dauchy graduated from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Although he devotes much time to patient care and to practice management, Dr. Dauchy supports many youth activities in the Katy area. Dr. Dauchy has been a Partner in Education with Katy Elementary School since 1988. He served three years as president of the Katy High School Athletic Booster Club and has won its Outstanding Service Award. He has also sponsored local youth sports teams and he is an honorary member of both the Katy High School FFA and the Taylor High School FFA. Dr. Dauchy and his wife, Alice Ann, are very active in their church. The Dauchy family includes three daughters and six grandchildren.
Dr. Lori Smith is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She began working at Katy Veterinary Clinic in 1986 as a high school student. Dr. Smith enjoys practicing veterinary medicine with each day bringing her new challenges and opportunities to serve the needs of her clients and patients. Each patient is unique and special and she feels great privilege in caring for them. Dr. Smith is blessed to be a part of Katy Veterinary Clinic and work with such a dedicated and compassionate veterinary team. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as attending sporting events.
Dr. Hillary Barra is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Barra spent a year in Coral Springs, Florida where she completed a small animal medical and surgical internship. She then returned home to Katy in 2009 and joined the team at Katy Veterinary Clinic. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine to all of her patients and treating them as if they were members of her own family. When Dr. Barra is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their two adorable children. She also loves playing with her two frisbee-catching, ball chasing Australian Shepherds, Faith and Jesse.
Dr. Elizabeth Mahoney is an alumnus of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2004, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Brazos Valley Veterinary Medical Association. In early 2009, Katy Veterinary Clinic welcomed her to their family where she endeavors to provide the best preventative medicine, diagnostics and treatment options for cats and dogs. Dr. Mahoney’s ultimate goal in veterinary medicine is to meet not only the needs of the patient but also the needs and desires of their human family. Outside the clinic, she strives to be the best wife and mom to her husband and four children.
Dr. Matthew Vodehnal first began working at Katy Veterinary Clinic in 1998 as a junior in high school. After earning his B.S. and M.S. from Sam Houston State University, he attended Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical training at Louisiana State University in 2012. Dr. Vodehnal considers it a privilege to be a member of the veterinary profession as well as a member of the Katy Veterinary Clinic Team. Dr. Vodehnal enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine ranging from internal medicine to surgery, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vodehnal is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially his wife Lindsay and son Duke.