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 with their shots. 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.

About Our Veterinarians in Whitehouse 

We have a staff consisting of three prominent veterinarians, Dr. Kirk Reese, Dr. Sara Redding Ochoa, and Dr. Janice Petree. 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. 

Our part-time vet, Dr. Petree, graduated from Texas A&M in 1997 and has since practiced as a veterinarian, primarily focusing on small animals. When she's not at the veterinary hospital, our doctor is enjoying time with her family, including her own pets, and staying actively involved in the community.  

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.


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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.
    Sara Redding Ochoa

    Raised in Calhoun, LA, she knew since she was a little girl that her dream was to become a veterinarian. She has a passion and love for animals that makes her a wonderful asset to our team. Dr. Redding attended Louisiana Tech for her undergraduate school, and then attended St. George University to complete veterinary school, getting excellent scores in her program. After completing veterinary school she furthered her experience with clinical routines at LSU making amazing scores. Dr. Redding moved to east Texas once veterinary school was completed and joined us! She lives happily with her husband Greg and her babies Ruby the schnoodle, and Bam-Bam her bunny. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, and taking Ruby shopping.

  • Dr.
    Janice Petree

    Give a friendly hello to Dr. Janice Petree, our part-time veterinarian for the past four years. Dr. Petree is a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M and enjoys her work in small animal medicine, especially internal medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology. She lives in Longview, her hometown,with her husband Terry, and her two daughters, Rachel and Renee. They have a Dacshund, 2 Rhodesion Ridgebacks, 4 cats and 1 fish. In the small amount of free time she has she enjoys volunteering with the girl scouts, PTA and Junior Achievement.

  • Jodi
    Lead Technician

    Jodi has been here at Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital for more than 10 years and many of you know her well. She is married to her wonderful husband of many years, Derek. She also has 1 dog, Gunner, and lots of kitty cats. In her spare time she enjoys quietly reading and fishing with her husband.

  • Amir Esterabadi

    Amir Esterabadi joined us in late December of 2016, adding another knowledgeable technician to our team. For any of you that have met him  already, you know how awesome a guy he is!  Amir is originally from Florida and moved to Tyler when he was four years old. He received his Bachelors’ degree in Animal Science at LSU, after which he moved back to Tyler with his amazing dog Cooper.  Amir and Cooper are best buddies and enjoy spending their free hours hanging out together fishing, watching sports and playing video games.

  • Edward "Tripp" Brown
    Veterinary Technician

    Tripp grew up in North Carolina where he graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Animal Science.  He worked for Smithfield Foods as a farm manager for ten years, eventually moving to Texas in the early 2000's. After some career changes, learning many different skills along the way, he settled here to become a great addition to the hospital with a bright smile and a great personality. He has one dog and a cat, Leo and Annabelle. He loves reading and landscaping and looks forward to helping all of your pets in any way he can.

  • Ami Parish
    Veterinary Technician

    Ami joined our family bringing with her a bright smile and super attitude. She was Texas born but moved around a bit and learning what she could before settling back down in her home state. She's energetic and not afraid to get her hands dirty, doing whatever it takes to make sure her clients get the best care possibly. Ami loves the outdoors, social gatherings with friends and family, and of course animals! She spends her off time with her two boys and her dog Dottie.

  • Kaylen Harris
    Veterinary Technician

    Once a student of Whitehouse High school Vet Med programs, Kaylen returned to join our team as a veterinary assistant. She has a true passion for animals and has been a welcome addition to our team. Always smiling and carrying a good attitude, she really helps to light up the place. During her down time she enjoys art and spending time with her furry babies!

  • Mica Simpson

    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 she is lucky to meet and even has some of her own! Her babies Piglet (toy rat terrier) and Kevin her kitty cat. She spends her free time reading and movie watching, but gets outdoors in her kayak to run the Neches river and fish as often as she can.

  • Amanda Clark

    Amanda joined our team in November 2011. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she enjoyed working at a wild life rehab. She relocated to Odessa where she opened a grooming salon and worked there for ten years before moving to Tyler to be closer to family. She has a couple of cool cats and a little hairy mix named Spicoli. She has enjoyed the greener side of Texas and loves reading and nurturing her artistic side in her spare time.

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    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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