• Anthony Hall
    DVM, MPH
    Medical Director, Veterinarian

    Dr. Anthony Hall attended undergrad at Cal Poly in Pomona, CA before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2013. He is an active member of several veterinary associations. His veterinary interests are preventative medicine, routine patient care, as well as surgery. Dr. Hall's love and care of animals started at a young age having 5 dogs throughout his childhood. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his friends and family, consisting of his husband (Scott) and two dogs (Caly and Kana).

  • Tina Kernes
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Kernes was born in Iowa and attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL for her undergraduate degree.  She then attended University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and completed her veterinary degree in 2013.  After graduation, Dr. Kernes and her family moved to Dallas, TX where she has been practicing small animal medicine in East Dallas. Dr. Kernes enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband Ryan, son Kellen, daughter Addison, and golden retriever Gunner.  Dr. Kernes is passionate about ultrasound and surgery, with special training and interest in Orthopedic surgery.

  • Diane Grimm
    Practice Manager

    Diane Grimm has been in the veterinary profession for more than 38 years. She grew up on the West Coast with a family of cats, dogs, and whatever animal, reptile, and insect that could be nursed back to health. She moved to Texas in 1990 with her future husband and now has two children in addition to her five special needs cats. In what spare time exists, she loves continuing education, reading, playing and listening to music, and spending time with family.

    Diane has managed veterinary practices that encompass primary care, emergency medicine and even a dental specialty practice. Preventive care, client education, and customer satisfaction are where her true passions lie. There is nothing better than educating a client on why preventive care is important so that we can catch a disease process early where it is easier to treat, the patient responds better to therapy and is ultimately less expensive to the pet parent.

  • Edward Papendik
    Certified/Lead Veterinary Technician

    I am a Certified Veterinary Assistant, and I began working at Buckner Animal Clinic in June, 1996. My main responsibilities include total care for the surgical patients including anesthesia, monitoring as well as assisting in surgery and the anesthetic recovery of our surgical patients. I also perform numerous diagnostic tests, take radiographs, as well as ordering and inventory of medical supplies, and equipment maintenance. Outside of clinic life, I enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, friends and family.

  • Albert Lopez
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    I graduated from Skyline High School in the spring of 1997. I earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science at Mountain View College, as well as obtained an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College. I began working for Buckner Animal Clinic in the fall of 2001 while studying at Cedar Valley. I've served the clinic as a skilled certified veterinary technician who is part of a team that provides medical support for our clients needs. Away from the clinic I've served as a volunteer by helping tutor youth for Trinity River Mission ( a volunteer-based community learning center) who encourages academic success to disadvantaged youth in West Dallas. I've also served my community by being an alumni of AmeriCorps through City Square by assisting youth in an after school program. In my spare time I enjoy physical training at the T. Boone Pickins YMCA where I participate in group exercise classes, as well as play basketball for recreation to stay active. But most of all I enjoy gatherings of family and friends.  

  • Lacee Pearson
    Veterinary Technician

    My name is Lacee Pearson, I have been a Veterinary Technician for over 30 years. I have worked for Buckner Animal Clinic for approximately 16 years and  I enjoy my job as a Vet Tech. As a young child I always had a love for animals and dreamed that one day that I would get the chance to work with them. As you can see my dream came true and here I am! As a Vet Tech my primary job is caring for hospitalized patients, performing in house diagnostics testing, radiology procedures with specific techniques and sometimes preparing a patient for surgery. Also another aspect of my job to educate our clients and helping them understand the importance of preventive medicine, discuss nutrition or specific diets their pet(s) may need and to help maintain their over-all health.
    A little about myself,  I have been a Dallas area resident all my life. I graduated from West Mesquite High school in 1984.  I love to read, enjoy sports, fishing, camping ,gardening, traveling and cooking. 
    I do have 2 small dogs who love to snuggle and be lazy. But they're great dogs!!

  • Rosie Carrillo
    Veterinary Technician

    Rosie Carrillo is on the road to becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She began working for BAC in the beginning of February 2020. She graduated with honors from Woodrow Wilson HS in 2016.  Her love for animals began at a young age when her mother and herself would feed the strays in the community. Growing up she always had several dogs, all formerly strays, and even a very grumpy deaf chinchilla. She never could have imagined having a career doing what she enjoyed most, which was caring for animals in need.  She is very passionate about educating the community which is why this job was the perfect fit. She grew up in the area and would love the opportunity to reach out to more people about preventative care.  In her spare time, she loves to cuddle up next to her sweet rescue Luna Ivy and binge watch Grey’s Anatomy. She also enjoys reading and finding new recipes on Pinterest to try out. 

  • Rennie Reneau
    Kennel Technician

    Hello, I'm Rennie, kennel tech/maintenance.   I use to be a client after being displaced by another employer going out of business, I had some errands to do, one was to come to Buckner Animal Clinic to get something for my pet friends. Those magic words, 'Did you need anything else' from the receptionist was very welcome. I said, 'Yes, I'd like a job!' The receptionist said they needed kennel help, so she went and asked the doctor and owner at the time, Dr. Pruitt.  After meeting, he asked me to start that next Monday, and I've never turned back.  I've been here 20 plus years! Overall I'd say the critters of this planet rule and I believe man kind is supposed to do the care-taking on this good old planet we call Earth.

  • Yenixa Rodriguez
    Veterinary Technician
    Hello, I am from Cuba. I have lived in the U.S. for less than 2 years. I studied Veterinary Medicine in Cuba. I became a Veterinary doctor in 2000 and became a Veterinary Clinic specialist in 2010. I have been a Veterinary Doctor for the last 16 years. I worked at the Small Clinic in the Veterinary Institute and the Artificial Insemination Center working with bulls and pigs, while teaching veterinary procedures to the institute's students. I am so proud to be a part of the Buckner Animal Clinic family since April 2017. I've spent all of my life surrounded by animals. I enjoy caring for our pets very much. Health begins with hygiene, cleaning, feeding, and good behavior, so I enjoy doing kennel technician tasks at Buckner Animal Clinic.
  • Guadalupe Gavy Ruiz

    I joined Buckner Animal Clinic at the end of May, 2018. It is a learning experience every day once I clock in. It is a pleasure of mine helping anyone who calls or comes through the doors seeking help from us for their sick babies or anyone else who has simple questions on how to properly care for their pets. It's nice working here as we get to interact among employees and we have fun. Seeing puppies almost every day is pretty neat too.

  • Mikel Walker
    Kennel Technician

    My name is MIkel and I've been in the animal care business for around 3 years which began with me accidentally finding the Animal Planet channel and I have been fascinated with animals since that time. Hobbies include art, gaming, music and learning everything I can about animals.

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