Love Matters

We protect it.


Caring. Careful. Communicative. The team at Walnut Creek cares deeply about helping animals. We believe the bond you share with your pet is precious. We’re here to protect it.


Brian Barone


Dr. Brian Barone is a 2004 graduate of The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Azle Texas. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Barone worked full time at two different mixed animal practices in Jacksonville followed by a few years doing independent relief work in Lufkin and the surrounding areas. In 2012 Dr. Barone joined the staff at a busy emergency clinic in Longview Texas where he remained, until a long standing desire to return to his home town led him to purchase Gieb Veterinary Clinic(now Walnut Creek Veterinary Hospital) from Dr. James Gieb in June of 2014.

Melissa Bauer


Dr. Bauer is a 2016 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. As a full time associate, she brings a unique energy and enthusiasm to Gieb Veterinary Clinic. She has proven to be an exemplary doctor showing incredible compassion and the highest standards of care. Clients and patients love her! She has 2 dogs she takes hiking, jogging and exploring! They are professionals at holding the couch down though! She is also owned by 2 kitties she loves very much and they run the household, Stella and Favre.

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

–Pam Brown


Lauren Hernandez

Lauren is a Texas Native raised in Azle, Texas- who graduated from Azle High School. Went to Sul Ross State University and spent 15 years as a teacher. Branched out into management after her teaching years. She has been married for 20 years to John who has been at TCU for 21 years (Go Frogs) and has two boys 10 and 16 that keep her world busy and spinning. She also has two dogs, Jengo and Ziggy, and recently adopted a sweet kitten Magnolia. If she is not wrangling the family Lauren is an avid reader, a lover of swimming and cooking.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

–Anatole France


Melony Lujan

Melony, originally from Marfa, TX relocated to Weatherford in 2000. She started her career with animals by volunteering at a local shelter and developed her passion with animals and knew what she wanted to do in life! She is graduate from Weatherford College in the Veterinary Assistant Certification and worked as a kennel manager for 7 years and eventually moved up into be a technician. While working at the shelter, she realized “Maybe if pet owners were more educated about their pets care and behaviors, there might be a smaller number of animals in the shelter”! Melony is our resident anal gland expression expert and ear plucking extraordinaire! Her real interests are Animal Behavior and Surgical procedures. Her family includes her love and 3 sons, 1 of which is currently a student at Sul Ross, pursing a life with animals included and her 3 dogs. Missy the oldest and most alpha dog in the house, what Missy wants, Missy gets! Anubis her black German Sheperd and her recently adopted Skyler. She loves to read in her spare time, when she can find the time!

Kristina Caughey

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Kristen Carney

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Jennifer Allen

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Taylor Rohrbach

Taylor was born in Arizona but moved to Texas when her parents were stationed at a new Air Force Base. After her parents retired out of Wichita Falls, Texas they moved her and her two older brothers down to Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor graduated from Boswell High School in 2020 and moved to Springtown with her mother. She has 3 horses, 4 crazy dogs and 2 spicy cats. Taylor is enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Weatherford College and plans to graduate in 2022 with an Associates Degree and will become an LVT. If she is not at work or at school you will find her barrel racing, going to the gym, and enjoying time with her animals outside of work.

Alisa Miller

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Pamela Dibble

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“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

–Martin Buber

Kennel Technicians

Sarah Hurst

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Jessica Evans

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“Cats are angels with fur.”



Janet Steed

Janet is originally from California and relocated to Texas for a job opportunity. She was in the corporate world and decided to spend time with animals and finds its enjoyable and rewarding. She has a history in customer service and computer software, eventually deciding animals are better! She loves spending time with patients in the clinic. Working with our family she has been given the opportunity to learn more about health issues and animal behaviors. Janet has to sister black labs, Aja and Indigo, both 4 years old and completely dedicated to each other. Her time outside of the clinic, she enjoys cooking, reading, meeting new people and learning new things.

Shandel Miller

Shandel is originally from Weatherford and moved to Springtown 11 years. She has a great love for animals and loves to help them. Her favorite thing to see in the clinic is watching a dental procedures because she went to Dental Assisting school. She too has a busy household with 3 dogs and 3 horses. Her personal interests are rodeos, barrel racing and the lake! Her barrel horse takes up most of her time and something loves to do when she isn’t working!

Cassidy Thomas

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Carla Hernandez

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