We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Frisco, TX. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services, including emergency care. Doctors Tucker, Burgin, and Cozart are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us! Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve clients in Plano, Carrollton, Lewisville, The Colony, Little Elm, Prosper, Celina, McKinney, Allen.
Dr. Chris Tucker, DVM
Dr. Tucker is both anxious and excited as he continues his pursuit of establishing, owning, and operating a veterinary clinic that meets his standards of pet and client care. As a local Frisco resident, he embarks upon this journey with the utmost pride in providing only the very best in veterinary medicine to his clients, family, and neighbors.
Dr. Tucker graduated from Plano East Senior High School in 1994. Undergraduate studies were completed at Texas Tech University and he is happy to declare himself a dedicated Red Raider. While attending school in Lubbock, he met his wife Lisa, who is also the practice administrator here at Frisco West. They graduated in 1998 and returned to Dallas where they began teaching in the south Dallas suburb of Duncanville. College Station came calling one year later and Dr. Tucker and Lisa headed south to begin veterinary school over the summer of 1999. After four great years in Aggieland Dr. Tucker graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and returned to the north Dallas area with Lisa and their young daughter Alexis.
Dr. Tucker was fortunate to practice in a progressive small animal practice in Plano where he was able to grow as a practitioner and foster the mindset of becoming a veterinary clinic owner himself.
After six and a half years, Dr. Tucker felt the time was right to pursue his dream and bring Frisco West Animal Medical Center to the community in which he resides.
The Tucker family includes Chris, Lisa, Alexis (16), Reid (14), two Shih Tzu’s named Riggs and Axel, one Lhasa mix named Oliver, two fish, two leopard geckos, one pacman frog, two chameleons, one skink, and one anole. Life for the Tuckers is like that of most Frisco residents, busy with school, sports, birthday parties, business, teaching, and life in general. With all that life entails, the Tuckers pride themselves on being able to focus on those things that are most important, primarily just spending time together. Their favorite activities are boating and water sports any time the sun is shining. Dr. Tucker’s other interests include golf, running, and college football.
Dr. Justin Burgin, DVM
Dr. Burgin grew up in Scurry, Texas. Being surrounded by horses, cattle and family pets fostered an interest in the care of animals at an early age. He completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Texas
Tech University in 2006. During that time, he had the honor of serving as the university’s official mascot, the Masked Rider, for his senior year. Dr. Burgin then attended the Texas A&M University College of
Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2010 along with his wife, Beth. They started their veterinary careers together at a mixed animal practice in Temple, Texas.
Since moving back home to the DFW metroplex in 2011, Dr. Burgin owned and operated an ambulatory equine dental service while continuing to develop his skills as a small animal practitioner. His favorite part of being a veterinarian is interacting with clients and teaming with them to reach their desired health goals for each pet. He believes that client education and being able to effectively communicate a plan are the cornerstones of serving each client well. Dr. Burgin became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2014 and has enjoyed incorporating this age-old technique to help improve his patient’s quality of life and mobility in their senior years. When Dr. Burgin is not at the clinic, he loves to spend time with his wife, Beth, his sons, Joshua and Jordan, and two Golden Retrievers, Molly and Macey. The Burgins enjoy spending their free time being involved with their church, traveling, watching and playing baseball, swimming, and riding horses.
Lisa is loving her career as the practice administrator at Frisco West. She taught 3rd grade for 15 years and loved every second of it, but was ready for a change as this is her family’s business. She grew up in Duncanville where her parents still reside to this day in the house she grew up in. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in early childhood education. She met her husband, Dr. Tucker, while attending college in Lubbock. She has two kids: Alexis (16) and Reid (14) as well as three dogs: Oliver, Axel and Riggs. Her spare time is spent chauffeuring her children to and from their sporting events as well as all their social activities. She also enjoys being at the lake, vacationing and spending time with her family and friends.
Client Care Coordinator
Kim joined the Frisco West team July 2013, and is the go to for scheduling and organization. Kim loves working with the public, and enjoys getting to know the clients and their pets that walk through the door each and every day. Her household includes her daughters Caroline (20) and Lily (17). They have a sweet and sassy Yorkie named Ellie that runs the household! In her free time she is either cheering on her daughter at Wakeland or visiting her other daughter at Steven F. Austin State University.
Client Care Coordinator
Paula has been with Frisco West since July 2017. She has been in the veterinary field since 2006. She has a passion for the Siberian husky breed and has two of her own named Kira and Shadow. She and her husband have two sons, Matt and Brett, who both graduated from Wakeland High School. In her free time she enjoys reading and working on her family tree.
Amanda joined Frisco West in September 2013 and has been working in the veterinary industry since 1996. She started out as a kennel assistant and has worked her way up to a veterinary technician. She has a true compassion for all animals and their well being. Amanda has been married to her husband and best friend, Tony, for 8 years and has 2 daughters Abbi (15) and Micah (13). Together they enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time as a family. They share their home with Leroy (a Great Dane), Rosie (a Chihuahua), Eddie Bad Dog (Chihuahua mix), Maizie (Great Pyrenees) and cats Speedy and Dee. As well as: 15 chickens, 5 horses, 4 mini donkeys, a sheep named Wayne, 2 goats named Garth and George, and one rabbit.
Kayla joined the Frisco West team in June of 2017. She recently graduated from the University of North Texas. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the near future.
Kayla’s crew includes a Basenji mix named Lucas and two cats named Jane and Jazz. In her free time she enjoys singing and volunteering at the animal shelter.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Dominic has been a part of the Frisco West team since August 2018. He is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. Dominic has a boxer mix named Emmitt, whom he named after Emmitt Smith (all time leading NFL rusher). During his free time Dominic enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and spending time with his family. Also, he is a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. Dominic’s passion in veterinary medicine is dentistry and phlebotomy. His energetic personality is a breath of fresh air here at Frisco West Animal Medical Center.
Kandy Farley has been a part of the Frisco West Animal Medical Center team since February of 2010. She has been in the grooming industry since 1998 and has been actively grooming for the past 15 years. She truly enjoys working with animals and helping them to look and feel their best.
The Farley household includes Kandy, Mister (Blue Heeler mix), Poppi (Jack Russell Terrier), BleuBelle (Rat Terrier), 3 turtles, and 2 birds. Outside of Frisco West, Kandy uses her spare time to ride horses and go western dancing.
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Alex has been a part of Frisco West since 2017. She is a senior at Wakeland High School. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends, play cards and relax in her eno (hammock). Alex would love to one day become a wildlife photographer and work for a wildlife sanctuary. Alex is going to follow in her family’s footsteps and one day attend Texas Tech University. Alex has three dogs, two chameleons, 2 leopard geckos, one brown anole, a skink lizard, and one Argentinian horned frog.
Bethany joined the Frisco West team in October 2018. Bethany is a senior at Wakeland High School who enjoys photographing for the yearbook. Bethany has 4 siblings that also keep her extremely busy when not here at Frisco West. She has one dog named Bella that is a Bichon Frise. She hopes to someday become a wildlife or zoo veterinarian. She is always a positive influence here at Frisco West and we appreciate her hard work with a positive attitude.
Hannah is a senior at Memorial high school where she is also a member of the varsity soccer team. She has a Morkie name Louie. In her free time she loves to play soccer, hang out with friends and family, or volunteer with the Miracle League. She loves traveling to the beach more than anything! Hannah and her bright smile are a great addition to our family here at Frisco West Animal Medical Center.