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Brazoria: Phone: (979) 798‑7433
Address: Brazoria, TX
Columbia: Phone: (979) 345‑2469
Address: West Columbia, TX

Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dennis Huebner

Dr. Dennis Huebner
DVM

Dr. Dennis Huebner, affectionately known as “Doc”, first began working at Brazoria Veterinary Clinic during high school when he shadowed former owner, Dr. Keith Thompson. 

Dr. Huebner is a native Texas who was raised in West Columbia and attended Columbia High School. He set a goal to become a veterinarian in junior high, and worked to earn that degree by first receiving both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Texas A&M. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986, he worked as an associate for 2 years in Keller and 8 years in Columbus, TX. He returned to Brazoria and became co-owner of Brazoria Veterinary Clinic in 2000. 

Both Brazoria and Columbia Veterinary Clinics are now under the ownership of Dr. Huebner. He has continued to expand the business and enjoys working and serving the animals and owners in these small and friendly towns.

Staff

Linda Huebner

Linda Huebner
Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Linda joined Brazoria Vet Clinic in 2013 after the last of her 4 boys graduated from Columbia High School. She serves the Brazoria and Columbia Vet Clinics behind the scenes as the accounts’ payable bookkeeper. Although she finds it challenging, Linda is always happy to step in and help the receptionist or technicians whenever the need arises.

Linda serves the community through her involvement as a trustee for the Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery and sewing. She serves at her church through the Women’s Missions program which helps those in need. She loves to travel, and in fall of 2019 she discovered a love for international travel when visiting Israel, France and Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa.

At home Linda enjoys her dog, Carson and watching Carson perform Border Collie wrangling tricks and snake catching skills. Her first experience assisting Dr. Huebner was in 1986 when he removed a fishing hook from a dog’s tongue. She now enjoys warming up and saving new puppies after a c-section.

Sarah Newby

Sarah Newby
Receptionist

Sarah is an invaluable asset to Brazoria Veterinary Clinic and has been with us for 30 years.  She loves the growing relationships she has developed with clients and their pets. Our clients know and love Sarah for her helpfulness and compassion.

Her most memorable experiences are foal deliveries which she has been frequently called on to assist over the years. Although she is the lead receptionist and spends most of her time at that job, she is often called to step in and assist using her technician skills.

Sarah shares her home with 4 animals: Sage, Whiskey, Twilight, and Grey. She also serves her two daughters as “biggest fan” and “loudest cheerleader” in their life endeavors.

Lula Langford

Lula Langford
Receptionist

Lula has been with Brazoria Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist since 2007. Her favorite part of being in the veterinary field is playing with the animals and assisting our caring pet owners. 

In her free time, Lula loves to travel and has been as far as England, Scotland, Holland, and Jamaica. She also loves photography, crocheting and reading. She enjoys spending time with her family; especially her 4 grandchildren.

Lula shares her home with a feisty Chihuahua named Khloe and a cockatiel named Michael. Her plans are to continue this journey with BVC and to continue to grow and learn something new every day.

Barbie Smith

Barbie Smith
Lead Receptionist

Barbie started working at BVC in 2013 and quickly began to make her way to a leadership position with the team. Her willingness to try anything new is one thing our staff and clients appreciate about Barbie. She helps the team as the Lead Receptionist at our Brazoria clinic.

Barbie enjoys spending time with her 2 grandsons and her fur baby Missy, a 13 year old Jack Russell terrier. When she can’t be near the water, Barbie dreams of spending time on the beach or taking a boat ride down the river.

Barbie enjoys meeting our new clients and visiting with our returning clients and their pets. The thing she enjoys the most about working at BVC is our great staff. When asked about her favorite memory of working at the clinic, she says, “Every day is so different and that makes every day memorable.”

Leslie Paladino

Leslie Paladino
Receptionist

Leslie came to work at Brazoria Vet Clinic in November 2020. She is an experienced veterinary receptionist who loves meeting new people. Leslie is the friendly face who is usually the first to greet our clients and their pets.

She enjoys hunting, fishing, sewing, and machine embroidery. In her spare time she loves to  travel with her two teenagers and her fur babies. Her pack of pups include Hauss, a 10 year old black lab, a 2 year old terrier mix (that she rescued) named Jessie, and Jax, the 4 month old Australian Shepherd.

Leslie has been living her passion since joining the team at Brazoria Veterinary Clinic. She loves helping our clients keep their pets healthy and happy, as well as offering compassion and comfort during difficult times. Her time working with her “amazing co-workers with their years of knowledge and experience” has allowed Leslie to learn and grow every day. Leslie smiles when recalling some of her most memorable days helping pigs! One day a client arrived with a rather interesting pet carrier in their truck. Leslie was tickled and surprised to have to transport a pig in a large plastic trash can! And how could she forget the day she met Pancake the pig? Pancake arrived flaunting her turquoise harness and showing off her sitting skills for carrot treats.

Ronda Murray

Ronda Murray
Lead Technician

Ronda has over 16 years of experience in the veterinary field as a technician and office manager. She joined BVC in 2018 and serves as our lead technician. 

Coming to BVC from a small animal practice, she says she has really learned a lot and enjoys working with some of our larger clients (cattle, horses, and pigs). She is looking forward to more of those large animal experiences.

Ronda has two dogs, Bobo and Rousey. She and her two daughters love spending time together and with Bobo and Rousey.

Ilse Welch

Ilse Welch
Supervising Technician

Ilse is in her 5th year of working at BVC as a Veterinary Technician. She has been in the veterinary field for 10 years. She enjoys our many nice clients and all of the PUPPIES!!! 

Ilse has 4 human children and 2 pet children (a Maltese mix and a cat named “Meow”) that she enjoys hanging out with.

Ilse enjoys cold weather and going for long walks and looks forward to visiting her family in Belgium every year.

Her hobbies include hiking and baking and her most memorable experiences at BVC are the emergency C-sections. 

She says she loves working at BVC because: “Dr. Huebner saves so many animals who are in emergency situations. Some come into the office in horrible shape, but with his training and skills, we are able to save many of them.”

Natalie Dishongh

Natalie Dishongh
Receptionist / Technician

Natalie has been with BVC since August 2016 where she began as a kennel technician. Natalie’s skills with animals and technology contribute to her current success as a technician. She enjoys the busy, fast paced days and building relationships with our clients and their pets. One of her favorite things is getting to know pets through their boarding experience. She says, “I love when a pet recognizes me and gets excited to see me.”

On her days off, Natalie enjoys spending time outdoor with her son, Kain. They like to wade fish, boat on the river and campout. She and Kain have two dogs, Gizmo a 13-year-old yorkie and Grace, a 5-month-old Yorkie mix. Their horses’ names are Roany, Pepper, and Cosmo. 

Her most memorable day at BVC was the day she was knocked out by a show stick that accidentally got launched at her. She is looking forward to learning and growing in knowledge at her job. She says there’s always something new to learn and every day is new with a different challenge.

Destiny Williams

Destiny Williams
Technician

Destiny has been a technician at BVC since 2019. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music with her 2-year-old pit-bull, Luke.

One of the things she loves about working at BVC is being able to meet clients “adorable fur babies”. She enjoys being a part of a team that is trusted by our clients to ensure their pets get the best care. Her most memorable experience working with animals was a project during her senior year at Texas A&M that required her to be on “foal watch”. This task allowed her to be present for the birth of a foal and after care of the baby and her mama. Her favorite experience at BVC was the first time she got to assist with a c-section and aftercare for the litter of puppies.

Susan  Goodrum

Susan Goodrum
Receptionist / Kennel Technician

Susan has been with BVC since 2019 and enjoys working with the many different animals. She says she loves everything about her job.

On top of having 5 human children, she also has Max the Chihuahua, and 2 labs, Paisley, and Rock. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her kids camping, swimming at the beach, and riding four wheelers.

Susan is looking forward to learning something new every day and building relationships with our clients and their pets as they come into her care while staying with us at BVC.