Meet Our Team

APPOINTMENT

We’re one big family.

Get to know the team that has dedicated their lives to taking the absolute best care of your pet.

Stacy Nipper Mozisek, MS, DVM

Stacy Nipper Mozisek, MS, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Stacy Mozisek was raised in Fort Worth where her love for animals and the outdoors began. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UT and a Masters of Science degree from TCU. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Mozisek worked for several years as a biologist for an Austin based environmental consulting firm focusing on various endangered species.

Dr. Mozisek graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Shortly after vet school, she followed her husband to Athens, Georgia while he continued his career in poultry medicine. Although she enjoyed practicing small animal medicine in Georgia, she was very excited to bring her experience and passion for veterinary medicine back home to Texas.

Her special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventive medicine. When not working, Dr. Mozisek enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Mozisek was very excited to join Firehouse Animal Health Center where she can live, work and play in our great Austin community.

CJ Champ

CJ Champ

Hospital Manager

Ever since he was a young child, CJ has always wanted to work with animals. He grew up in northeastern Iowa, and after working for years in retail, he moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2009, where he landed his first job working with animals. He started as a kennel technician at a “bed and breakfast” for pets and realized he had found his calling.

He visited Austin for the first time in 2010 and moved here with his cat a few months later. He started working as a receptionist at a nearby boarding facility before finding a veterinary hospital on the east side of town. He started there as a kennel technician, then became a receptionist, then perfected his veterinary technician skills before becoming the head veterinary technician.

CJ has been looking forward to joining the Firehouse team since he first stepped into the Davenport Village location in 2014. He was very excited to make the transition over to step in as Hospital Manager for such a fantastic place.

CJ’s veterinary passions include building and developing client relationships, client education, nutrition, pain management, and creating a stress-free environment for clients and patients. He has been in Austin for seven years now and has no intention of leaving! He lives with his partner of four years and their three big dogs (a Labrador / pit bull mix, a German shepherd, and a special needs dalmatian / pit bull mix), a mischievous orange tabby cat, and an inquisitive bengal cat. When not spending time managing his tiny zoo, he is usually busy working on his bachelor’s degree in sociology.

John Faught, DVM

John Faught, DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Born and raised in West Texas, Dr. Faught spent much of his youth working with and around different animals. This background led him to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. He then earned his DVM degree from Texas A&M’s esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. As soon as he graduated, Dr. Faught moved to Austin to begin his career. After 8 years as an associate veterinarian in a busy practice, Dr. Faught met Dr. Jed Rogers and began planning a comprehensive and service-oriented group of veterinary hospitals in Central Texas. The result is Firehouse Animal Health Centers.

Dr. Faught has developed a comfortable and trustworthy way of educating our customers on the best for their pets. With extensive communication training, clients drive from all over Texas to seek his opinion. His approach is collaborative and geared towards practical preventative medicine. Dr. Faught has interests in dentistry, nutrition, cardiology, and behavior medicine and continually is seeking opportunities to learn innovative methods of providing better veterinary care. He has now expanded his role to include mentoring associate veterinarians on the art of practicing quality medicine and leadership. Dr. Faught is a local resource to several radio, television, and print media outlets in Austin. Always eager to learn, Dr. Faught spends considerable time on his education and continues to improve the care that Firehouse provides.

Dr. Faught believes it is important to give back to the local community. He currently is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Capitol Area Veterinary Medical Association, and acts as an advisor for PAWS of Kyle. He currently serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is a Trustee for the organization’s political action committee. He is also actively involved with Hospice Austin, the Hill Country Conservancy, and Star of Texas Rodeo. Through these relationships, Dr. Faught was included in the revered Austin Under 40 list in 2018.

Genna Mize, DVM

Genna Mize, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Genna Mize grew up primarily in south Texas, amongst a menagerie of animals including horses, cattle, birds, dogs, cats, and mini goats. She spent much of her youth riding and training hunter/jumpers before moving to Austin to earn a degree in molecular biology at the University of Texas. This, paired with a sense of adventure, inspired her to pursue a DVM degree on the west coast at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California, where she graduated in 2010.

Dr. Mize spent the following years practicing small animal medicine in San Diego and Monterey. Thereafter she had the privilege of living in the Provence region of France and traveling most of western Europe, including a very successful mission trip to Albania to help with pet overpopulation problems there. She gained additional experience with a wide range of animals in film through her time as a Veterinary Animal Safety Representative for the American Humane Association’s “No Animals Were Harmed” program.

Dr. Mize’s special interests include internal medicine, nutrition, and public health. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys travel, the outdoors– especially skiing and scuba diving; yoga, learning about food and wine, and spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Saunders, DVM

Laura Saunders, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Saunders was born and raised outside Columbus, Ohio. At an early age, she realized her love and passion for animals, which led her to work at a veterinary clinic and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium throughout high school and college. Dr. Saunders received her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from Central Michigan University. Shortly after that, she moved to Austin and later pursued her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University, graduating in 2014.

After graduation, Dr. Saunders moved back to Austin. Her special interests include dentistry, preventative care, internal medicine, as well as collaborating with clients to provide the best possible care for their pets.

She has been a member of both the American and Texas Veterinary Medical Associations since 2014. She was also a member of American Veterinary Dental College from 2014-2015.

When she’s not practicing, Dr. Saunders spends time with her husband and three dogs exploring Austin. She also enjoys photography, relaxing with friends, and traveling the world.

Emily Boyle

Emily Boyle

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Jen Capeheart

Jen Capeheart

Client Service Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Libby Chow

Libby Chow

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Casi Cortez

Casi Cortez

Veterinary Technician

Casi grew up in California, where she lived while getting her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at California State University, Bakersfield. While earning her degree, she enjoyed working as a biologist surveying endangered species throughout California. She also began volunteering for a bird of prey rescue facility and was immediately hooked on working with wildlife and fostering that same respect and appreciation in others.

After graduating, Casi moved to Texas to work as an apprentice at a wildlife sanctuary. Her time was spent rescuing and rehabilitating native wildlife, as well as caring for the permanent residents. She then accepted a position as a zookeeper and veterinary technician at the Austin Zoo. Casi was privileged to work with big cats, birds, primates, and more. Her experience as a veterinary technician allowed her to assist in the surgeries and treatments for her furry, feathered, and scaly friends. She developed a particularly close bond with a raccoon, a coatimundi, and an African grey parrot.

At Firehouse, Casi hopes to incorporate her passion and experience into helping clients provide the best care for their pets. On her days off, Casi enjoys volunteering for the Austin Nature & Science Center as an exhibit docent and hanging out with her boyfriend and her pup named Hollie.

Kat Dapper

Kat Dapper

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

April Davis

April Davis

Veterinary Technician

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Maya Glick

Maya Glick

Veterinary Technician

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Emily Merola

Emily Merola

Client Service Coordinator / Veterinary Technician

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Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray

Client Service Coordinator

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Franky Prado

Franky Prado

Veterinary Technician

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Megan Swope

Megan Swope

Veterinary Technician

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Ben Thaner

Ben Thaner

Veterinary Technician

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We’re here to help.

Have questions? We’re here to help! Our Austin animal hospital is open, inviting and modern. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by.

Location

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy Ste F-100
Austin, TX 78746
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

Contact

Phone: 512.765.9009 (Call 24/7!)
Fax: 888.262.3967
Email: westlakeinfo@firehouse.vet

We provide 24-hour care by phone, so you know that we’ll always be there when you need us most.

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Use the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please call us at 512.765.9009.

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