Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Neartown Animal Clinic in Houston! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 713-526-1502 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarian’s Oath

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.


  • Dr. Randy H. McBride

    Veterinarian, DVM, BS, MS

    Randy H. McBride, is founder and owner of Neartown Animal Clinic, now…

    Associate Veterinarians

  • Dr. Dorothy Murray

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM, MS

    A 1986 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary…

  • Dr. Krista Hunt

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM, Fear Free Certified

    Dr. Hunt is a Houston native and 1989 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Paul Grunenwald

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM, MS

    Dr. Grunenwald is a Houston native and 1998 graduate of Texas A&M College of…
  • Dr. Emily Murphy

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM

    Dr. Murphy is an Oklahoma native and long time resident of Houston, Texas.  In 2014…

    Practice Manager

  • Dana

    Practice Manager, ADIT, Fear Free Certified

    A native of San Diego, California, she has been in Houston since 1996 and has been a part…

    Technician/Department Manager

  • Jarrett

    Technician/Department Manager

    Jarrett Mitchell has been with Neartown Animal Clinic…


  • Chelsey

    Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Chelsey always knew she wanted to work with animals and finally got her foot in the door…
  • Anel

    Technician, LVT, AAS, Fear Free Certified

    Since graduating in 2015 with her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology,…
  • Dana D.

    Technician, MS

    Dana's home town is San Francisco, CA.   She moved to New York to complete her BS in…
  • Halas

    Technician, BS

    Halas recently moved to Houston from Southern California to be closer to family…


  • Jackie

    Receptionist, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Jackie joined Neartown Animal Clinic in 2015 and also received her Veterinary Assistant…
  • Susan

    Receptionist, Fear Free Certified

    Susan has been working in the veterinary field since 2000 and has been at Neartown Animal…
  • Abbie

    Technician/Receptionist, AAS, Fear Free Certified

    Abbie completed her associates degree in applied veterinary science in 2010.  She has…
  • Brittany


    Brittany has always had a passion for animals.  Whether it was a stray dog or lizard, she…

    Kennel Manager

  • Dwayne

    Kennel Manager

    Dwayne has been involved with all types of animals since he was old enough to show them.…

    Kennel Technician

  • Mette

    Kennel Technician

    Mette moved to Houston from Los Angeles in 2018.  After a job socializing dogs, she felt…