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


Kristina Caughey

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Jennifer Allen

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Pamela Dibble

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Kami Walden

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Leisha Jones

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Mason DeLong

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Alisa Millers

Welcome Alisa Johnston to our WCVH family. She has been a veterinary technician for 6 years. She is originally from New Mexico transplanted to Colorado, but she got here in Texas as soon as she could. Alisa has 3 amazing horses, 3 wonderful dogs, a crested gecko, a bird, four fabulous chickens and 2 swanky snakes. Any free time she has she loves to explore Texas and ride her horses. Her passion in vet Medicine stems from her deep-rooted love for all animals. She excels at client communication and surgery. We are so thankful to have her.

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

–Martin Buber

Kennel Technicians

Lydia Hall

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Daniela Perez

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“Cats are angels with fur.”



Janet Steed

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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 Vallas

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