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Our Practice

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. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, 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

    Doctor

    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 (19), Reid (17), two Shih Tzu’s named Riggs and Axel, one Shih Tzu Poodle mix named Oliver. Dr. Tucker and Lisa enjoy spending their time visiting their daughter in Colorado where she attends CSU, watching their son play Select and High School baseball, surfing behind their boat at Cedar Creek Lake, and doing anything outdoors that includes hiking, camping, and fishing. 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. Dr. Tucker’s other interests include golf, running, and college football.

  • Dr. Justin Burgin, DVM

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    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 their Golden Retriever, Macey. The Burgins enjoy spending their free time being involved with their church, traveling, watching and playing baseball, swimming, and riding horses.

  • Dr. Leigh Johnston, DVM

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    Dr. Johnston graduated from Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian for the past 10 years. The last six of those years she has worked as an independent relief veterinarian offering her the chance to be flexible, meet many new colleagues and friends and provide for her family. Her relief work is what introduced her to Frisco West Animal Medical Center where she very much enjoyed the time she spent working with our team! So much so that we invited her to join the team in 2020! In her non-veterinary hours she love reading, running, dancing, singing, great wine, great food and great friends and family. Dr. Johnston is blessed to have an amazing husband, James, for the past 16 years and together they have created a crazy family! They have two sets of twins that are two years apart and every day with them is an adventure! Of course the whole family knows that the real boss is their great big, loveable, drooling labrador/bloodhound rescue pup (“labrahound” if you feel fancy) Sully. He is the best dog a big family of kids could ask for! She is already enjoying getting to know the clients and pets of Frisco West Animal Medical Center.

  • Dr. Savannah Tabor, DVM

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    We are thrilled to introduce to you our newest team member, Dr. Savannah Tabor. She joined Frisco West Animal Medical Center in June 2021. Dr. Tabor grew up in Allen, Texas, and graduated from Allen High School in 2013. She then attended Texas A&M University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, with a minor in Business Administration in December 2016. She was fortunate enough to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian and stayed at Texas A&M University for another 4 years to graduate with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She loves the diversity of cases the veterinary field provides, and particularly enjoys preventative medicine and dentistry.

    When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Tabor enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, baking, and traveling. The Tabor family includes Will, Savannah, and their Labrador Retriever, Chief. Will and Savannah first met in 9th grade and have been together ever-since. They were lucky enough to both attend Texas A&M University where Will was a member of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from college, Will followed in his father’s footsteps and became a second- generation firefighter for the City of Dallas. Chief, being a typical Labrador, most enjoys eating, sleeping, swimming, and playing fetch with his very loud squeaky ball.

  • Dr. Taylor Owens, DVM

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    Dr. Taylor Owens joined Frisco West Animal Medical Center in January 2023.

    Dr. Owens grew up in the small town of Boerne, TX, then attended Texas A&M University, where she received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science (2015) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (2019). Before moving to Frisco to be closer to family and friends, Dr. Owens spent 3 ½ years practicing in a multi-doctor small animal general practice in Pasadena, TX (southeast Houston). Dr. Owens’ veterinary interests include Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and preventative care.

    Dr. Owens, her husband, Connor, and their two French Bulldogs, Summer and Louie are excited to be new Frisco residents! Dr. Owens and her husband love to travel, especially to scuba diving destinations where they can explore coral reefs together. Their favorite destinations so far include Fiji and Cozumel. Her other hobbies include baking, painting, working out, and spending time with friends.

  • Lisa Tucker

    Practice Administrator

    Lisa is loving her career as a practice administrator at Frisco West. She taught 3rd grade for 15 years but was ready for a change and what’s better than the family business. She grew up in Duncanville where her parents still reside.  She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in early childhood education. She met her husband, Dr. Tucker while attending college in Lubbock. They will celebrate 24 years of marriage this coming summer.  They have two kids: Alex (19) and Reid (17) as well as three dogs: Oliver, Axel and Riggs. Their daughter Alex is now a sophomore at Colorado State University and Reid is a junior at Wakeland High School. She loves watching Reid play baseball for his school and select team along with vacationing at any beach and spending time with her family and friends at their ranch.

  • Amanda

    Hospital Manager

    Amanda joined Frisco West in September 2013 and has been working in the veterinary industry since 1996.  She has a true compassion for all animals and their well being. Amanda has been married to her husband and best friend, Tony, for 11 years and has 2 daughters Abbi (18) and Micah (16). Together they enjoy living out in the country, watching their daughter’s rodeo, traveling, and spending time as a family. They share their home with Leroy (a Great Dane), Eddie Bad Dog (Chihuahua mix), Falynn (Chihuahua), Maizie (Great Pyrenees),  RRRussel w/ 1 L (Heeler mix) and Farris (Pug mix).   As well as 28 chickens, 8 horses, 4 mini donkeys,  2 goats named Garth and George and the Best Barn Cat turned House Cat around, Kitty.

  • Kim

    Client Care Coordinator

    Kim joined the Frisco West team in July 2013. 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. Kim has two beautiful daughters, Caroline (23) and Lily (20).   Caroline graduated this past May from SFA and Lily attends Texas Tech University as a sophomore.  They have a sweet and sassy Yorkie named Ellie that runs the household! In her free time Kim enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.

     

  • Alicia

    Client Care Coordinator

    Alicia joined the Frisco West team in July of 2021. She has two adorable dogs named Freyja and Rex and she enjoys taking them to the park, walking them on trails, and she loves being on the water or by the beach. Alicia’s passions include God, family, her dogs, and cooking healthy recipes. Her favorite part of working here is seeing all the cute puppies and kittens and being able to help animals and people at the same time.

  • Kayla

    Lead Technician

    Kayla joined the Frisco West team in June of 2017. Kayla graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and is an aspiring veterinarian with hopes to attend veterinary school in the near future.

    Kayla’s crew includes two dogs named Lucas and Lexie and two cats named Jane and Jazz. She and her husband Patrick love to travel, ride mountain bikes, and go hiking any chance they get. Kayla also loves to sing and do DIY projects.

  • Nadine

    Veterinary Technician

    Nadine joined the Frisco West team in September of 2020.  She has been a technician since 2001.   Her favorite part of being a technician is assisting in the care and treatment of pets and helping them maintain a healthy wellbeing.   This has led her to also do part-time work at animal emergency clinics.  Nadine has 3 cats that each have their own personalities, Tek (14), Ishto (10) and Fat Fat (9). When Nadine is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and cats along with sewing and other crafts.

  • K.C.

    Veterinary Technician

    KC has been at Frisco West since March 2020.  She was born and raised in Connecticut and moved  to Texas in 2003.   KC has an AAS in Equine Science from NCTC and BAAS from UNT. Her heart dog is her Pug Eloise. She and Paul also have Ripley (hound mix) and Drika (dane mix). When not working or hanging out at home with Paul and the dogs she loves Barrel racing with Super Trooper and can’t wait to get her colt Rigatoni started in a couple of years. They also have a mini horse named Tator Tot.

  • Hannah

    Veterinary Technician

    Hannah joined the Frisco West team in May 2021. Hannah graduated in 2018 from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary industry and has worked with small, large and exotic animals. She has a corgi/mini aussie named Turbo and in her free time loves taking him on walks and traveling with him.

  • Turea

    Veterinary Technician

    Turea joined the Frisco West Team in August 2021.  She was born and raised in California and recently moved to Texas with her family in July 2021.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, but ultimately decided to follow her passion to work with animals.  She has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 2013.  Turea has an 8 year old cat named Franklin.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, keeping active in the gym, and spending time with family.

  • Laura

    Veterinary Technician

    Laura joined the Frisco West Team in May of 2022. She has always had a love for animals. After doing some volunteer work at a local shelter in high school she knew she wanted to find a career in caring for animals and their humans! She has been working as a veterinary technician for 8+ years. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, her pups Maxine (Border Collie Mix) and Rita (Australian Shepherd). She travels as much as she can and enjoys live music, all things outdoors, and staying active.

  • Kiersten

    Veterinary Technician

    Kiersten joined the Frisco West Team in August 2022. She was born and raised in Texas, went to college in Colorado, and received an associate degree for Veterinarian Technology. She has been working in the field since 201 and has worked with mostly small animals but has worked with large animal for a short time. She has a Siamese Mix named Sansa and a Border Collie Mix named Roxy. She enjoys Disney, reading, video games, and crafty things.

  • Andrew

    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Andrew joined the Frisco West Team in August 2022. He was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Texas in 2015. He has two dogs named Sugar and Brittany. In his free time, he enjoys working out and reading books.

  • Sarah

    Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah joined the Frisco West team in October 2019. Sarah graduated from Grayson College as an LVN in 2015 but decided to pursue her passion to work with animals. Sarah’s furbabies include two german shepherd mixes named Pup and Nova. Sarah enjoys everything about nature including traveling, hiking, and nature photography. Sarah also loves to grow houseplants and garden in her spare time.

  • Becca

    Veterinary Assistant

    Becca has been at Frisco West since June of 2020.  Before that she worked at Copilot Animal Rescue in Sanger.  She lives in Denton and is a Senior at University of North Texas studying Audiology & Speech Language Pathology.  She has a cat named Little Bit and a dog named Miso.  In her free time, she’s either doing homework or trying to grind a rail on roller skates.

  • Kandy

    Groomer

    Kandy has been a part of the Frisco West team since February of 2010. She has been in the grooming industry since 1998 and has been actively grooming for the past 24 years. She truly enjoys working with animals and helping them to look and feel their best.  Kandy loves coming home to her pets, Mister (Blue Heeler mix), Poppi (Jack Russell Terrier), BleuBelle (Rat Terrier), 3 turtles, and 1 bird. Kandy uses her spare time to ride horses and hike.

  • Brendan

    High School Intern

    Bio Coming Soon!