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Meet Our Team


Mark Buvinghausen

Dr. Mark Buvinghausen
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Mark Buvinghausen graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 with magnum cum laude honors. He was active in many student interest clubs and honor societies throughout school with special interest in the emergency medicine/critical care field. His interest in veterinary medicine began in grade school where he was an active participant in the local 4H program for many years. During high school, he was a member of the FFA where he raised and showed many different species of animals. He worked as a veterinary technician for seven years prior to entering vet school. Upon graduation in 2008, Dr. Buvinghausen moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he practiced emergency and critical care medicine for two years. In 2010, he moved back home to Katy and has been practicing small animal medicine since. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica, three sons, Cayden, Will, and Camden, and the family chocolate lab, Dakota. He is also an avid outdoorsman as well as a wildlife and habitat conservationist.



Practice Manager

Jessica began work in the veterinary field as an after-hours emergency veterinary assistant in Colorado Springs, Colorado during college in 2006. She met Dr. B there in 2008 and the rest is history! After becoming a mom in 2010 and moving to Texas, she put her career on the sidelines and changed her role to preschool teacher so she could spend more time with her boys. She has since held a few technician jobs over the years at local veterinary hospitals in the Houston area and is beyond excited to take on her new role as practice manager with her husband, Dr. B. When she’s not working or chasing the kids, her hobbies include raising butterflies with the family, crochet projects, cycling, and volunteering at the boys' school. She is also a licensed real estate agent with Upside Real Estate. At night she can be found curled up under a blanket with the family cat, Jim Bean, who always makes sure she is up bright and early each morning to run the family business! Their family is complete with a chocolate lab named Dakota Rose and a hairless Chinese Crested named Boomer Rang that they adopted from Tender Loving Crested Rescue. 


Receptionist/Technician Assistant

Shea grew up in Katy, Texas and attended Katy High School. She has been with her husband, Kevin, for 26 years and together they have a beautiful daughter named Scarlette. They also have a 155 lb fur baby named Zeus who is a Boxer and Mastiff mix. When Shea isn't working or homeschooling Scarlette, she enjoys crafting and making t-shirts and tumblers. She has known Dr. B since they were both 16 years old and she is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside him and his wife, Jessica.



Jordan grew up here in Katy, Texas and graduated from Katy High School in 2019. While in High School she attended the Miller Career Program where she interned at VCA Kelliwood Animal Hospital. She is currently continuing her education in the veterinary field by taking classes through Penn Foster to become a Veterinary Technician. When Jordan isn't working or schooling, she enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with friends and family.