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

Mandy Hall

Veterinarian

Dr. Hall is ecstatic to call Stone Ridge her second home. After taking off a year to explore her interests in public health, she has happily returned to the Stone Ridge family.

Dr. Hall’s areas of interest are soft tissue surgery (including high quality, high volume spay and neuter), dentistry, internal medicine, and neurology. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being able to educate the public on caring for their pets to give them a long and healthy life.

When she is not at work, Dr. Hall can be found spending time with her husband and their two fur-children: Bruce and Perry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Kelsey

Veterinary Technician

Kelsey started at Stone Ridge in 2013 shadowing with a program from school. She has always had a passion for animals. She loves being able to take care of everyone’s fur children and making sure they receive the best care possible. Her passion in the field include dentistry, assisting with surgery, and neonatal care.

When Kelsey isn’t at work you can find her hanging with her family or with her fur babies.

Shonagh, BA, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Shonagh was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She recently relocated to Texas in September 2021. She started her Veterinary career in 1993 at the age of 18. She has spent most of career in general practice but she also has 4 years of Veterinary Oncology under her belt. Her true passion is dentistry and she is happy to be back at a general practice. In her spare time she loves to snowboard and do anything outdoors with her 2 doxie mixes.

Marshall

Technician Assistant

My name is Marshall. I’ve been lucky enough to work at Stone Ridge VMC for the last 2 years. Working with animals has been a life-long dream of mine and thanks to Stone Ridge, I’m living my dream.

A little about me: I have a beautiful wife and 3 crazy boys ages 1,2, and 3… talk about having your hands full! The family doesn’t stop there: we have an 11 year old pit mix, Killer AKA Bubba AKA Handsome Old Man. Then there’s Tuna, a 7 week old Chihuahua. Wink (he has one eye) is our 9 month old cat. Last but not least, we have 5 chickens. Sometimes I think, “Are the kids the crazy ones or are we?”

The years prior to my joining the Stone Ridge team, I was dedicated to martial arts training and worked in my family business of teaching martial arts. Since selling the business, I’m beyond happy to continue my education in what God called me to do- caring for animals. An added bonus is I get to serve on an amazing team.  I’m grateful to learn from and work alongside amazing professionals at Stone Ridge and feel blessed to be able to care for the furry members of your family.

Lidia

Technician Assistant

Hi guys! My name is Lidia and I am currently a senior at Sam Houston State University, eager to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I am originally from Houston but currently reside in Conroe because it’s closer to school.

I started my career in Vet Med about a year ago, starting as a CSR at an emergency hospital and later landing a job at Stone Ridge VMC. My favorite aspect is often learning more and more about the industry and also assisting Spanish-speaking clients! I’ve always told myself I want to be a voice for the fur babies that can’t speak for themselves and it’s even better when I’m able to help my community while I’m saving lives.

I dream of becoming a veterinarian that works with both large and small animals. I would love to specialize in either reproduction or general surgery in the near future. However, after graduation, I am interested in pursuing a masters program in business as I intend to build and operate my own clinic in the future.

In my free time I love to sing, go out to dance, and binge watch shows till I can’t anymore! My favorite dishes are anything in tomato-based sauce, anything smothered, and rice! I taught myself how to cook when I left home and have fallen in love with it.

At home, I have 4 fur babies- 2 cats and 2 dogs, so I have my hands full! I am the youngest of 4 siblings, so you already know I am the crazy child as well.

Ariel

Technician Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Ricardo

Technician Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

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.

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.

Lauren F.

Client Care Specialist

Hello I’m Lauren. I was born and raised in Pasadena, TX, and have always loved animals, bringing home stray fur babies on my way home from school. My vet med career started soon after high school and I have been in love ever since. Before I joined the Stone Ridge family, I have had the pleasure to experience emergency medicine as well as specialty surgery. In my free time I love spending time with my husband and our three four legged fur babies, Jackson, Gracie and Maggie. I also enjoy photography and traveling.

Morgan

Client Care Specialist

My name is Morgan. I’ve enjoyed working as a client care specialist in the veterinarian atmosphere for a little over 6 years now. I joined the Stone Ridge team in March 2021 where I have the opportunity to continue my passion for client relations and fur babies. I was born and raised in Houston, and now live in the Huntsville area with my boyfriend, Jordan, our dog, Levi, and cat Sissy. I like to spend my free time traveling and concert-going.

Amber

Client Care Specialist

I’ve always loved working around animals and being able to help people.

My favorite part about being a ccs is the interactions with the owners and their animals and being able to help any way possible.

I have 2 dogs, one is Stella Rose who is a Husky Mix and she just turned 2 years old. Also, I have Bailey who is a silver lab and just turned 1. They are both very energetic dogs who love the zoomies.

I have 2 brothers and an older brother named Tyler who is a year and a half older. He is 25 and has a younger brother named Nathan who is 7 years younger, and he is 17. My dad works in the oil and gas industry and my mom is a teacher.

Something interesting about me is that I am French but also, I have a little bit of polish.

Something on my bucket list is to go skydiving. In the next 5 years I would like to have a house built.

Tabitha

Client Care Specialist

Bio Coming Soon!

Susan

Client Care Specialist

Susan joined our team in April 2022 with over 17 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She found her passion in providing excellent customer service to people and their pets. She has done everything from kennel to practice management.

She has a weakness for most animals including her big dogs (cows), chickens, dogs, and her kitty. She loves to foster dogs and make a difference in that animal’s life.

In her free time Susan enjoys gardening and her getaway place on the coast. Fishing, laying on the beach or just relaxing outside help to rejuvenate the soul!!

Kelleyanne

Veterinary Technician

Kelleyanne was born and raised in Northern California. Her family moved to Texas for her high school years. She became involved in her school’s veterinary program, and she completed the veterinary assistant program her senior year. Kelleyanne studied social science in college, with a specific focus on sociology. She recently reconnected with her love of veterinary medicine and has been working at Stone Ridge since July of 2020. She hopes to find a way to connect her interest in helping people with her love of animals. In her spare time, Kelleyanne enjoys reading, baking, and crafts. She currently lives in the middle of the woods with her 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 10+ chickens.

Allison

Technician Assistant

Hey guys!! I’ve shared a love for animals my whole life, and I’m so excited to start a career in veterinary medicine! I recently graduated high school from Lake Creek, and I’m hopeful in the fall I will be attending Lone Star College in the Veterinary Technology program to earn a degree in animal science.

I’ve been at Stone Ridge for a short period, but I love it deeply!

At home I have 3 fur babies: two dogs and one cat. The first dog is my mom’s- Belle- she is a tan chihuahua. The second dog is Max, my yellow lab. Lastly I recently adopted a cat; his name is Fynn, but we call him chicken for fun

In my free time I enjoy swimming with my dogs and watching way too many movies!

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.