This is a team of passionate animal lovers who truly love what we do. We don’t come in to work to earn a paycheck. We come into work to change and save lives. Now, get to know us.

Doctors

Cassi K. Pettyjohn, B.S., D.V.M.

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Cassi Pettyjohn grew up in a small town in Southwest Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and in 2006 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Pettyjohn pursued a career in equine medicine, which took her to the great states of Iowa, Virginia, and Texas. After moving to the Houston area, Dr. Pettyjohn began to specialize in small animal medicine. Her special interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry.

She is married with 2 children, two miniature Australian Shepherds (Ankiel and Molina), one cat (Pudge) —all her animals are named after Major League Baseball Players. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping her husband around the farm.

Laura Kitten, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kitten grew up in Lubbock, TX (Wreck ‘Em Tech!). She received her Bachelor of Arts with a Pre-Veterinary Specialization in 2012, and then worked as a Veterinary Technician for a year with a prominent Equine Surgeon in Lamesa, TX. At first, Dr. Kitten thought she wanted to work on horses but realized her love for small animal medicine in veterinary school at Texas A&M, where she graduated in 2017. Dr. Kitten and her husband moved to the Montgomery area shortly after finishing school, where her husband works as a fireman.

Since entering the field, Dr. Kitten has developed a passion for Dermatology, Endocrinology, and Cardiology. She also has a strong background in preventive care, as well as basic dentistry.

Dr. Kitten is married to Stephen Kitten, her high school sweetheart. The two have a Doberman named Ari and German Shorthaired Pointer named Gage. Dr. Kitten and her husband enjoy horseback riding, snow and water skiing, kayaking, and almost anything outdoors.

Emily Murphy, DVM

Veterinarian

I grew up in Northeast Houston and knew I wanted to be a vet since I could talk. I attended  UT Austin for undergrad and then attended Texas A&M for veterinary school; earning my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and our 4 dogs.

Care Team

Trenton

Veterinary Technician

Starting out in Huntsville, Trenton raised heifers, goats, labs, and chickens. Helping to deliver her first calf at the age 5 she grew to love the industry very quickly. At age 12 she moved to Bryan school district, where she then got involved in FFA. Alongside showing Beef Master heifers she also competed in LDE’s, such as Agricultural Issues Forum. She has since graduated from SHSU, and is pursuing her second degree as a nurse at UT of Arlington. She has plans of being a labor and delivery nurse after completing her degree.

Kendra

Veterinary Technician

Kendra was born and raised in Texas and graduated from Willis High School in 2017. Since starting at Stone Ridge in 2015, her goals are driven towards expanding her knowledge in small animal medicine, and striving to provide the best care she can for the patients. She treats each of them as if they were her own. Kendra has always had a love and passion for animals. She has two pups of her own: a Pomeranian named Nala and an English Bulldog named Sadie. Kendra also has a little boy that was born June of 2019. Kendra enjoys spending time with her son, taking trips, going fishing, and watching races at the local dirt tracks.

Rachel

Veterinary Technician

Rachel was born and raised in Michigan, but quickly found her way to Texas during her high school years. She started her career in Veterinary medicine in 2008 and has been part of the Stone Ridge Family since it began. Rachel is our Lead Technician, and while she has her certifications in Ultrasonography and Echocardiography, her true passion is Dentistry, which also landed her the role as our Dental Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, children, and her “mini zoo” of 4 legged friends!

Lauren

Veterinary Technician/Parasitology Advocate

My name is Lauren and I have been a veterinary technician since February 2010. I live in Conroe with my husband of 17 years and our 15 year old son. We have 4 dogs and 1 cat. My passion is animals but I also love music, reading, painting and going to the movies!

Michele

Client Care Specialist

Michele joined the Stone Ridge family in October 2017. She has over 20 years experience in the veterinary customer care field and a lifelong love of animals. She thoroughly enjoys meeting clients and their furry family members. Client support is her passion whether she is discussing the joy of a new puppy or the end of a long journey. She is always happy to answer client questions or offer any education needed.

With their three kids grown and gone, Michele and her husband enjoy spending time with their dogs, Puppy Puppy, Millie, Jojo and Shwuppy. They also enjoy being entertained by their African Grey Parrot, Benny.

Sheila

Client Care Specialist

Sheila was born in Tulsa, OK and moved to Bellville Texas at the age of 2. She was a preschool teacher for 19 years, but moved to Conroe a few years ago to pursue her career in the veterinary field. She grew up with horses, goats, ferrets, and many cats and dogs. Her love for animals has always been a passion since she was a little girl. She has a 7 year yorkie named Charlie and 2 bottle fed cats who make her heart smile daily.

Lyndsey

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Lizz and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised here in Texas. I am majoring in Biology at Lone Star College. I have ridden and competed in a equine sport called Endurance Riding for the past 4 years but have ridden horses all my life. I am apart of the AHA and AERC. Aside from competing, my hobbies include hiking and painting, and spending my time playing with my dog Dakoda.

Alana

Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Alana and I’ve worked in the veterinary field for nearly 4 years. I have recently made the switch from emergency medicine to day practice and it has been a refreshing change! I love being able to build a connection with both my patients and their families. I could not imagine a better way to spend my days.

Carrington

Veterinary Technician

My name is Carrington! I’m a mom of two beautiful girls, and my wonderful husband and I have been together for 7 years. I love being part of the Stone Ridge family! I have a passion for animals. I’ve cared for small animal all the way up to livestock (I’m pretty partial to pigs). My favorite thing to do is going to the zoo! I love spending time with my family there every chance we get! I also love anything outdoors. I’m excited for the opportunity to work at Stone Ridge, and I can’t wait to take care of everyone’s fur babies!

Dawn

Client Care Specialist

After moving to Texas in 2006 from Southern California, Dawn began working within the animal industry in 2007 (animals are LIFE!) Prior to joining the Stone Ridge family, she served as general Manager at Bed Bath & Biscuit for 4 years. Dawn has 1 son who is 30 and two grandkids who are 5 & 6.

Melissa

Client Care Specialist

Melissa joined the Stoneridge family in 2018. She lives in Spring with her husband 3 kids 4 dogs and 2
cats. She enjoys anything outdoors with her family.

Madelynne

Technician Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Rhonda

Client Care Specialist

Bio Coming Soon!

Care Team

We hold ourselves to a higher standard. That is why every member of our staff is required to earn their Certified Veterinary Assistant credentials after three months of employment, an uncommon but important commitment to excellence in patient care. We don’t stop there… we are also proud of our PennHIP certification and other team accolades and accomplishments.

Care Team

We hold ourselves to a higher standard. That is why every member of our staff is required to earn their Certified Veterinary Assistant credentials after three months of employment, an uncommon but important commitment to excellence in patient care. We don’t stop there… we are also proud of our PennHIP certification and other team accolades and accomplishments.