Our Veterinary Team

Thank you for supporting Alta Vista Animal Hospital! Our story is a great one, and it’s all centered around providing the best care for your pet.

Our Veterinary Team

Our commitment is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. We treat your pet as we would our own.

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Tannetje Crocker, DVM

Dr. Tannetje Crocker is the new owner of Alta Vista Animal Hospital. She is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School. After graduation, she spent a year in California, completing a veterinary internship. She then returned to her hometown, Keller, Texas, to continue her veterinary career.

After graduation, Dr. Crocker specialized in equine medicine. After having her first child, she focused on small animal medicine in general practice and emergency clinics.

Dr. Crocker and her husband, Shane, have two children, Isabella and Corbin. Their four-legged children include; Ranger, a lab, and Mr. Bobby, the cat. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and barbecuing by the pool. She enjoys speaking and educating the public and fellow professionals about having a career in veterinary medicine.

Fun fact. Dr. Crocker is a graduate of Keller High School and is very excited to serve the community she grew up in.

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Stephanie A, DVM

Dr. Hutchison cares for the needs of cats and dogs. Caring for your pets is Dr. Hutchison’s number one focus and passion, from vaccines to small animal surgeries. Before Dr. Hutchison became a doctor, she worked at Alta Vista as a Tech since high school. She attended Texas A&M for veterinary school and graduated in 1998. She came back to Alta Vista in 2005 and has been here since.

Dr. Hutchison has been married to her husband, Jimmy, for 12 years. She has a 4 yr old daughter named RuthAnn, who loves to come to work with her mom! If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she’ll say she wants to be just like her mom and be a “doctor for animals.”

Dr.Hutchison has five dogs: Jane, Kate, Myrtle, Rosebud, and Steve. She has nine horses, a pony named Ruby, a donkey named Buford, and too many cows to count.

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Scott, Practice Manager

Scott started working for Alta Vista in February 2017 after working for GTE/Verizon for 25 years. Scott and his wife, Becky, have six kids, three dogs, four cats, and 14 chickens.

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Jessica, Chief Technical Officer

Jessica is a lifelong animal lover and caregiver. She has been a leader in veterinary technical medicine, both in general practice and emergency medicine, for over 18 years and specializes in patient care, client education, and surgery & anesthesia. Before her veterinary medicine career, Jessica was devoted to helping others in the area of Equestrians with Disabilities. This is a passion that she still practices today, helping with leadership and production of multiple Equestrians with Disabilities horse shows every year. Jessica graduated from Oklahoma State University, and her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and son, her three dogs (Two Australian Cattle Dogs and One Terrier Mix), and her horses. She loves the color orange and can never get enough of a good sunset.

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Jimmy Don, Veterinary Technician

Jimmy Don started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in October 2005.

He lives with his wife and two step-children, Brandon and Brooke. They have lots of sheep, four dogs, Piper, Bonnie, Cycle, and Bandit, and 3 Horses, Frosty, Bailey, and Cheyenne. His hobbies are team roping and DIY stuff.

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Kristine, Veterinary Technician

Kristine started working for us in 2019 part-time as a kennel tech; she started training as a vet tech shortly afterward and is now our full-time lead vet tech. Kris is married and has 3 three grown boys; she has four dogs, two cats, two ferrets, fish, and a blue-tongued skink.

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Lory, Client Support Specialist

Lory started at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in September 2017.

I have been married for 45 years; we have four children and 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. I have 1 Siberian husky who is full of energy, and our babies. I now have a spunky kitten named Boo; she loves getting into things and table scraps! Yes, they are spoiled rotten. I love the mountains and, hiking, seeing wolves. I have been in the veterinary field for 20 years and love it.

My hobbies include fishing, biking, gardening, sewing, and caring for the grandkids. I love fires on cold evenings, and Christmas is my #1 holiday. I go crazy.

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Shari, Client Support Specialist

Shari started working as our part-time receptionist on April 3, 2019. She has six pets that she loves dearly: a cat named Kali, a blue and gold macaw named Harley, a green cheek conure named Clover, two blue heelers named Roscoe and Stella, and a dachshund named Gracie Mae. She is a mother of two grown kids and a wife to a retired US Navy husband.

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Garrett, Kennel Technician

Garret started working at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in September 2015.

He loves to travel with his family and loves being with animals. He has two dogs, Bella and Diezel, a cat named Napoleon, and a hedgehog named Stanley. His hobbies are participating in the Special Olympics, shopping, and movies.