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Dr. Melanie Davis
Dr. Melanie Davis, a.k.a. Dr. Davis, Dr. Melanie or Dr. Mel, has been a resident of Collin County since 2003. She worked at a small animal clinic in McKinney from 2003 to 2012 where she provided preventative, sick and emergency care for her beloved patients. While Timber Ridge Animal Medical Center was in the planning and building process she was a relief veterinarian at several different hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and at the Emergency Animal Hospital of Colin County.
Dr. Melanie has dreamed of being a veterinarian since she was knee high. She grew up in Houston, TX and made her way to College Station as soon as she could. She earned her Bachelors in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in 1999 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2003. Throughout her college career she spent her non-school time working at a small animal clinic during the day and waiting tables at night. Her love of animals, people and medicine has always been a driving force to help her reach her goals.
Some of Dr. Melanie’s special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, cardiology and soft tissue surgery. She is experienced in everything from routine procedures to intensive care and advanced surgical and dental procedures.
Dr. Melanie and her husband share their home with their two daughters, three dogs, Avery, Catfish and Goose, three cats, Snook, Waylon and Willie and a fish tank or two. Their house is always a happening place and they couldn’t imagine things any different. In her free time she enjoys spending time and having fun with her family and friends, going to neighborhood and community events, cooking, going to sporting events and you may catch her at a zumba or yoga class too. Dr. Melanie feels blessed every day because she gets to do what she loves using her veterinary knowledge and skills to help others.
Dr. Devony Arrington
Dr.Devony Arrington graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She completed an internship at an equine only practice in Austin and then moved with her husband to McKinney where she worked at a small animal practice for two years. After several years at a mixed animal practice in Austin, Dr. Devony returned to the Collin County Area and has joined our team at Timber Ridge Animal Medical Center.
Dr. Devony and her husband, Andy have two cattle dogs, Holly and Rue, and one cat, Grace. They also enjoy spending time outdoors with their two horses, Frankie and Chelle. They are expecting their first two legged addition to the family in April of 2017 and can't wait. When not busy with all of their furry family members , Dr. Devony enjoys swimming, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
Dr. Devony enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly internal medicine and dentistry. She has been focused on pursuing a veterinary career since volunteering with a local veterinarian growing up in Little Elm, and considers herself very fortunate to have been able to pursue something that she loves. She enjoys the challenge and variation in daily practice and is looking forward to getting to know all of her patients and clients.
Dr. Jennifer Smallwood
Dr. Smallwood has been a veterinarian in active practice for over ten years. She completed her internship on the racetrack in Lexington, KY, practiced a year at a field clinic, serving clients of all disciplines in the North Texas area, and spent three years as an Associate Veterinarian at a full service equine hospital in Versailles, KY. For the last five years she has owned and operated her own veterinary practice in Lexington, KY, ultimately moving it to its current location in the Dallas, TX area.
For approximately six years, Dr. Smallwood has been practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and performing acupuncture treatments as an additional or supplemental method of treatment for a variety of conditions in her patients. As the demand for her treatments and the needs of her clients grew, she extended her practice beyond the borders of Kentucky, and began traveling to clients and patients regularly as needed in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area and in Florida. In an effort to meet increasing demands from her clients, Dr. Smallwood expanded once again in 2012 and began offering acupuncture treatment to dogs and cats. In 2013, the practice permanently moved to Dallas, TX, but Dr. Smallwood continues to travel frequently to treat her patients in Kentucky, Florida, and now Illinois.
Dr. Smallwood graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX with a B.S. in Animal Science, then again from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 with a D.V.M. She completed the Chi Institute Acupuncture Program in Reddick, FL, in 2006. She currently holds active veterinary licenses in the states of Kentucky, Texas, Florida, and Illinois.
Dr. Smallwood is a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by the Chi Institute and the China National Society of Acupuncture. Dr. Smallwood is also available for house calls for equine care. Please see her acupuncture site at www.acupuncturedvm.com for more information on what she can offer.