Welcome to Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital in Whitehouse, TX

Here at Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital, we are your “vet near me” because we offer an array of veterinary services to help your furry animals achieve utmost health. You and your companion animals are our number one priorities, and our staff treats your pets as members of the family. From wellness exams to pet urgent care, your pets will be in the best care possible with our veterinarians in Whitehouse, Texas.


About Our Services 

At our veterinary hospital, we offer many services to help your pets stay as healthy as possible in the many years to come. Wellness exams detect ongoing issues early on so that treatment can be provided right away. Other services like spay and neuter surgery keeps the pet population under control and supply a long list of health benefits to your furry companions. We also help you keep a vaccination schedule so that your lovable pets are always up-to-date. Our veterinarians in Whitehouse can conduct routine dental procedures so that your animals’ oral health is in great shape. Additionally, we offer pet urgent care when your pets are ill or injured. Our on-site pharmacy is stocked to address a wide variety of health concerns. We even provide laser treatments to assist your four-legged friends after suffering an injury or degeneration condition.  Another service that sets us apart is our care for exotic pets. We welcome many types of exotics through out doors from primates to pocket pets and reptiles to avian friends.

About Our Veterinarians in Whitehouse 

We have a staff consisting of two prominent veterinarians, Dr. Kirk Reese and Dr. Sara Redding Ochoa. Each one of our vets are dedicated to caring for animals whenever they are in need of vet services. Our doctors are friendly and strongly believe in the benefit of open communication with the patient's family.

Dr. Reese is the owner of the practice and has been since 2003. He graduated top of his class at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, and brings his wealth of knowledge to the practice each day.

Dr. Ochoa completed veterinary school at St. George University, where she achieved high grades. Not only is she veterinarian, but she's also a dedicated pet owner herself, so she understands the concerns of the families she serves.

When searching for a “vet near me,” look no further than Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital. Our veterinarians are happy to serve Whitehouse and the surrounding communities. To schedule a vet appointment for your pets, call us at (903) 839-2057 or send an SMS to (903) 871-5790. 

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Kirk Reese

    Dr. Reese was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1993 where he was at the top of his class. He worked at the New Orleans Zoo and the Henry Doorley Zoo in Omaha, NE. He moved to Texas in 1995 and began working at Caldwell Zoo here in Tyler. In 1999 he became an associate here at Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital and eventually bought the practice in 2003. Dr. Reese attends 20-30hours of continuing education each year to keep current on advances in veterinary medicine, including new treatments, diseases and surgical techniques.

  • Dr.
    Ivy Sudduth

    Dr. Sudduth graduated from Mississippi State University in 2016 and went on to get her doctorate of veterinary medicine from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated this year, 2023! She loves exotics and learning new things. In her spare time she loves to cook, sew, and read. She has 5 pets: 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs and 1 ferret. She is super excited to be a welcome addition to the team!

  • Dr.
    Whitney Wilcox

    Raised in White Oak, Tx Dr. Wilcox is a native to Texas. She attended Texas A&M for her bachelors in Animal Science and afterwards attended St. Matthews on the beautiful island of Grand Cayman for her veterinary degree. Since graduation she has been practicing as a small animal veterinary in the East Texas area. She works with us a few days a week to give our Dr's a break from work, but owns her own mobile veterinary business, No Place Like Home. In her spare time she loves playing board games, and spending time her her husband Matt and their new corgi puppy, Dart.

  • Braydyn Spradlin
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Braydyn is a very passionate reptile enthusiast with a bachelors degree in molecular and cellular biology. She brings a great deal of knowledge about reptiles with her and is more than happy to share that with pet parents! She previously worked at Caldwell Zoo as their reptile keeper for 2 years and was looking for a change and we were lucky to be that change! She currently has her own personal reptile house and rescues end stage reptiles for hospice care. If you have any questions about reptile care, she's your go to person!

  • Frankie Peters
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Frankie joined us in Nov. 2021 and brings years of knowledge with her as well as a bright and cheerful personality. She is a licensed veterinary technician and has a passion for animals of all kinds and loves to learn new things. Frankie's hobbies include Geocaching, Backpacking, Soap Making, and Kayaking

  • Cody Rice
    Veterinary Technician CVA I

    Cody has been a tech for 5 years and is certified in laser and swim therapy.  His passion for animals led him into the field of veterinary medicine as a technician and he keeps himself up to date on all the latest advances in vet tech education. When he’s not with us, he enjoys his time cooking, vacationing, and spending quality time with family and his fur baby, Zoe.

  • Stephanie Hassel
    Veterinary Technician CVA I

    Stephanie Hassel, veterinary technician and canine whisperer. She is a mom of four kids and 6 fur-babies and has been working in animal rescue for over 5 years. She enjoys hiking and exploring with her family! She brings a lot of enthusiasm and fun to the team and makes a mean cup of coffee.

  • Mica Simpson
    Receptionist/Office Manager

    Mica joined us as a receptionist in 2009. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX, moving to Tyler a couple of years before she found her place in our hospital. She loves all of the furry children and even has some of her own! She spends her free time gaming, movie watching, and with her fur babies.

  • Stacia Griffin
    Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

    Stacia joined our team in 2015, bringing with her excellent customer care experience and an amazingly positive attitude. Her passion for animals brought her to us, and being from Whitehouse, working here made it a perfect fit. Stacia enjoys traveling and experiencing new adventures and keeps busy with her pet sitting business!

  • Pam Young

    Meet Pam! She grooms those pretty pooches Monday through Thursday each week. Pam is full of energy and loves her job. She loves the lake, hunting, and spending time with her friends and family (furred and human alike).

  • Kenny Spencer
    Kennel Technician

    Kenny has been with our team since the summer of 2020.  He is a very hard worker and is always ready to tackle any task brought before him. He enjoys spending his time sketching and helping his family foster dogs for a rescue organization in Portland, OR .

  • Colton Densberger
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Colton has been with our team since June of 2019. He loves to help and really makes a connection with all the animals he comes in contact with. When Colton is not at work, he spends his time with his family, sketching, or playing video games.

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    You guys are awesome!!! Everyone treated Ziggy like he was their own bird! It's not easy as a pet parent to trust someone with their animals, but I felt completely at ease and I could tell Ziggy did too! You have no idea how appreciative I am of all of your compassion and cooperation. I walked into your clinic a nervous wreck for Ziggy and expected to spend thousands on our visit. I will from now on bring all of my feather/fur babies to this facility and will continue to sing my praises to all of my pet parent friends!

    Mariah Berry

    Dr. Reese and his staff are amazing! I have been to their office multiple times and they are always so nice and always answer all of my questions. Dr. Reese is very knowledgeable! I own exotics and it is truly hard to find someone you can trust with them. There is no long wait when you show up for your appointment (like other offices) and they always try to fit you in at a convenient time for you. I love them and will continue to use them!

    Matthew Barentine

    We have been with Dr. Reese and his staff at Whitehouse veterinary hospital for almost 11 yrs with our dogs. It's like our second home and are pets have always received the best treatments they could possibly receive. Everyone is very caring and friendly. They make you feel like your are the most important customer and will do all in their power to take care of your needs and your pets needs. I have nothing to say but all positive things. I recommend Dr. Reese and his staff to everyone.

    D. Miller

    George and I went from having no dogs to finding and rescuing 7 boxers, Momma, 1yr offspring, and 5 new puppies. We went directly to Dr. Reese's office to have them checked out. He & all his staff were so loving, helpful, kind & gentle. They gave us all the info. We needed to get the dogs back into good shape. They had been ''dumped'' in a field and were in the rain & cold. We took the meds and cared for the dogs & puppies, each day the Dr.'s asst or tech would call to check on all of them. It's been 4 months now, Momma is well-nourished, free of her problems, all puppies found good homes, and we have kept the 1 yr old (offspring) to the Momma. We love the clinic, have had only great things to say about the care and we trust them, most of all , to take the best care of our dogs. Thanks to all of the staff there!!!

    The Aikens


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