Stacy Mozisek, DVM

Medical Director

Dr Stacy Mozisek is passionate about supporting the human-animal bond. She works with clients to develop realistic plans that enhance a pet’s life. She ensures all cats and dogs have a stress-free check-up. Plus, she always goes above and beyond for her clients, learning about each pet’s needs and triggers.

Dr Mozisek has built strong relationships with her patients and their humans. To her, Firehouse is a place where pet owners feel more like friends and family than clients.

She credits her awesome Aggie veterinary training and extensive work experience for her doctoring style. As the Medical Director, she is passionate about creating a work vibe that is fun, inclusive, and inspires professional and personal growth. She enjoys mentoring in many arenas and is a member of Firehouse’s Mental Health, Culture, and Well Being Committee.

Dr Mozisek is a lover of all things outdoors (including live music). Her bucket list is full including Spanish fluency, cycling across the country, and meeting her favorite author Brené Brown. She is a mom to three kids, a veiled chameleon named Carl, and 2 dogs named Juniper and Cypress (both Labradoodles).

Georgie Chadwick

Hospital Manager

Georgie is passionate about customer service, team leadership, and going above and beyond for the people and pets of Austin. She truly wants her clients to have a transformative experience when they visit Firehouse.

Georgie’s background is in veterinary medicine and animal sheltering, which have given her experience with techniques to help pets feel comfortable in unfamiliar places and situations. She is highly aware of feline and canine body language, and she always takes the time to build a non-threatening connection with pets at Firehouse.

As a lover of cats, it’s no surprise Georgie fosters many kittens at any given time. Her permanent pets include two rescue pitbull mixes named Grimm & Gertie, an ex-New York street cat named Sid Vicious, and a sassy but sweet tortoiseshell kitty named Ramona.

Georgie moved from Australia to Texas in 2018 to marry her American husband. She is surviving the summers and enjoys all the outdoor activities Austin has to offer, including hiking, swimming, and motorbike riding. She also loves to volunteer at local animal non-profit organizations and cooking (and eating!) delicious food.

John Faught, DVM

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer

Dr John Faught is both co-founder of Firehouse Animal Health Centers and a practicing veterinarian. As a doctor, he steers pet owners toward the best path for their families and pets using science-based medicine, empathetic communication, and practical solutions. As CMO, he directs the hospital toward best practices in health care, impeccable client service, and philanthropy.

Clients see him as a trusted friend. They appreciate his medical guidance, warmth, and sense of humor. Dr Faught looks for this same spirit in his team. Firehouse veterinarians are skilled doctors who are also willing to do “100 Little Things”. These are the extra moments of connection, support, and kindness that remind clients they’re at the right place for their pet.

Dr Faught knows we all play a role in making our communities healthy, safe, and happy. That’s why Firehouse donates medical services, funds, time, and ideas to local animal support organizations.

He earned a Biomedical Science degree at Texas A&M. He then completed his DVM at Texas A&M’s esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine. On weekends, Dr Faught enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and good friends in and around Austin.

Laura Saunders, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Laura Saunders brings warmth, compassion, and deep knowledge to each family. Clients appreciate her empathetic approach to medicine. Pets love her anxiety-reducing methods: examining cats in carriers and large dogs on the floor.

Dr Saunders believes in regular check-ups at each stage of a pet’s life. She’s also a skilled surgeon, helping clients and pets through difficult times.

She keeps current on veterinary care through medical journals, national conferences, and local groups. She’s also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

Dr Saunders grew up knowing she would become a veterinarian. She worked as a kennel tech in high school and at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in college. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. In her free time, Dr Saunders enjoys photography and traveling. She and her husband also love exploring Austin with friends and family alongside their son and two dogs: Isis, a lab mix; and Blue, a Catahoula mix.

Ashley Lawton, BVMS

Veterinarian

Dr Ashley Lawton’s compassionate and approachable bedside manner helps her patients feel at ease. She knows that cats feel most comfortable in their carriers and dogs feel best on the floor. Her goal is that pets are calm and secure during their visit.

She enjoys educating her clients about wellness and illness prevention. Dr Lawton knows the modern client is busy. So she personalizes treatment plans to match a family’s lifestyle. She respects her client’s time and encourages them to ask questions when it’s convenient.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Acadia University. Then she attended the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland. The school’s Dean of Veterinary Medicine awarded her the Governors’ and Mitchell of Cranstonhill Prize. Dr Lawton went on to complete an internship and then practice emergency medicine in Southern Arizona.

Dr Lawton and her husband, also a practicing veterinarian, stay busy with their very full house. They have 2 daughters, twin boys, and a sweet Australian Cattle Dog named Blue. They also have a somewhat-less-sweet senior Chihuahua named Loni.

Faith Weeks, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Faith Weeks offers pets the highest quality care so they live a long, happy, and healthy life. She collaborates with her clients when developing healthcare plans for each pet. She offers them plenty of time to ask questions and raise concerns. She also emphasizes the importance of preventive care and yearly lab work to address issues before they arise.

Clients appreciate that Dr Weeks takes time to get to know each pet’s unique personality. They also love her compassionate, empathetic approach to care. Dr Weeks uses Fear Free techniques to keep visits stress-free for patients and clients. She follows journals and websites to stay up to date on advances in medicine.

Dr Weeks is an Aggie through and through! She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and then stayed at Texas A&M to complete her DVM. During her studies, she worked with injured and orphaned native Texas wildlife at a rehabilitation center. She also lent her skills to wildlife conservation in South Africa.

Outside of work, Dr Weeks loves listening to live music, especially Texas country. She stays active on the trails and lakes with her pit bull mix, Lyla, or by going to the gym.

Chelsea Nahous, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Chelsea Nahous is passionate about providing the best medical care. She knows every pet is unique, therefore she adapts to fit each pet’s individual needs.

Clients appreciate Dr Nahous’s approachable, enthusiastic, go-getter personality. Collaboration and compassion are trademarks of her healthcare. She ensures clients are kept well informed about all aspects of their pet’s medical care.

Dr Nahous is Fear Free certified to ensure patients are happy and calm throughout their visit. She has a special interest in dermatology, emergency medicine, and surgery.

Born and raised in Grenada, Dr Nahous received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University. She was the proud recipient of the coveted full-ride Grenada scholarship for both degrees. She completed her clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Georgia – Go Dawgs!

Dr Nahous loves Austin’s unique, pet-friendly vibe. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and exploring the outdoors with her silky terrier mix, Buttons.

Lisa Berletch

Client Service Coordinator

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Andrew Brannon

Veterinary Technician

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Jen Capeheart

Client Service Coordinator

Jen is one of the few Austinites who was born and raised here. While attending the University of Texas, Jen worked closely with kids as a camp counselor and then as a preschool teacher. After college, she decided to pursue a career that focused on her love of animals.

Growing up, Jen was always surrounded by pets — large and small. She adopted her own pup as soon as she moved into her own home. Now, she runs what she and her boyfriend affectionately call a “senior citizen center for dogs” for their three dogs—Kira, Casey, and Nikki (all of whom are 13-14 years old). They are great big sisters to two young cats, bottle baby siblings named Ash and Buffy.

Jen has pursued her career in veterinary care for the last ten years. Jen is proud to be Fear Free certified and is thrilled to be part of the Firehouse team, where she gets to assist pets and their human families every day.

Libby Chow

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Libby joins us from Columbus, OH, where she spent several years receiving higher education in animal care. She attended the Ohio State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a focus in Equine and Companion Animals. While working towards her degree, she was offered a position at her first veterinary clinic, where she quickly discovered that being a technician was the perfect fit for her.

After completing her Bachelor’s, she entered the Veterinary Technology program at Columbus State Community College. While there, she completed a rotating internship at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an externship at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where she acquired a large amount of hands-on experience with exotic animal species. While earning her tech degree, Libby switched from general practice to specialty medicine, where she became an emergency and critical care technician for two years.

Upon graduating, Libby took her National Board Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. After achieving all of her educational goals, she finally made the decision to move to Austin, where her heart has always been. She is enjoying being closer to some of her family and forming new bonds with her fellow Firehouse team and clients. Outside of work, she spends her time hiking the greenbelt and hanging out with her pitbull, Rosie.

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Aaron Garza

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Iesha Gonzales

Veterinary Technician

Iesha is laser-focused on offering Firehouse patients the best care to live long and healthy lives. She is thorough when working with pets and makes clients feel comfortable by smiling and being kind. Fun fact: even though she is right-handed, she is better at pulling blood using her left hand!

She attends continuing education within Firehouse and also completes online courses to learn about new and upcoming topics in the veterinary field. Iesha has a deep interest in cytology and laboratory skills. She still finds it exciting to look at patient bacteria under the microscope.

Iesha is originally from Dallas and moved to Austin because it’s more pet-friendly and has a loving atmosphere. She always knew she’d work with pets. When her workday is done, she goes home to her 7-year-old Dachshund named Little Lay. On weekends, they love exploring the outdoors together.

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Gina Guerrero

Veterinary Technician

Gina’s goal is to ensure that patients are stress-free and comfortable. She also wants clients to feel involved in their pets’ treatments. She is thorough, patient, and dedicated. This allows her to make sure that she addresses every concern a client has. Gina is Fear Free certified in both domestic animals and avian, and is also CPR certified for animals. She has a soft spot for turtles, which began when she was a child watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Gina enjoys continuing to learn and grow within the field. She attends online veterinary seminars in her free time. Currently, she is studying for her VTNE to become a licensed veterinary technician. She graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville with a B.S. in Agriculture-Wildlife Veterinary Technology. Her minors were in Animal Science and Business Administration. The program allowed her to gain experience with domestic animals, livestock, equine, avian, and exotics. After volunteering at her local animal shelter before college, Gina joined the Firehouse Kyle team as an intern. She is excited to return to the Firehouse family and help patients and clients.

Gina shares her love with her tabby cat, Tink, who is like an irreplaceable roommate. When not working, she enjoys binge-watching anime and k-dramas, reading books, and spending time with her loved ones. She also loves to attend concerts and festivals, and go to the movies.

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Bre Hernandez

Veterinary Technician

Bre’s efficient approach to client care helps make clients’ lives easier. She offers flexibility and compassion when working with clients to accommodate their pets’ needs. She understands that each patient is unique, so she explores many options for treatment plans to find the best fit for clients and patients.

Bre is skilled at working with scared or upset patients. She ensures her body language and emotions are calm so that pets feel comforted. Her Fear Free training enables her to connect with pets and find the best way to care for them. She keeps her skills current by attending continuing education seminars, pet sitting, and volunteering at animal shelters.

After attending Lidenwood University to study Psychology, Bre decided to join the veterinary field. She completed her Vet Assistant Certification at Austin Community College. When not working, she likes outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking. She is also competitive, and will happily challenge anyone to bowling, corn hole, or mini-golf. Her pets are Geo, her Savannah cat, and Sugar, a Dwarf Hamster.

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Mary Kittrell

Veterinary Technician

Mary approaches each appointment with empathy and attentiveness. Clients appreciate that she is efficient and compassionate. Mary advocates for best medicine through prevention and Fear Free care. This allows each patient to receive the best individualized care. She has experience working with anxious pets, so she understands boundaries. This helps her ensure each patient is comfortable.

Mary enjoys learning new skills and adapting her current skillset for patients. She creates custom songs to sing to nervous dogs. She loves all pets, but Schnauzers are her favorite.

She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After that, Mary spent time working on farms and ranches to expand her skills. When not working, she loves to go hiking with her Blue Heeler Fig, paint and draw, and host movie marathons with her friends.

Valerie Lewis

Veterinary Technician

With empathy and patience, Valerie Lewis strives to help as many owners and pets as possible by making owners aware of recommended treatments and costs. She gives each patient individualized attention and takes the time she needs to help patients feel comfortable and understand their goals. After working in the field for four years, she continues to expand her knowledge through attending courses and learning from her teammates every day. In the coming months, Valerie will take her state license exam to officially become a licensed veterinary technician.

Lewis grew up with her own cats, but working in the veterinary field has given her an appreciation and love of dogs as well. She has an Abbotts Okeetee Corn Snake named Shucks (pun intended) and is in the market to adopt an older dog.

Ale Lopez Martinez

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Rosa Martinez

Veterinary Technician

Clients love Rosa’s caring, kind, and friendly personality. They also appreciate how she acknowledges all their concerns and is an open listener. Rosa is bilingual and loves emergency veterinary medicine since she’s calm under pressure.

Rosa is able to maintain a calm demeanor with pets, which keeps them at ease. To stay current on her work, Rosa does online continuing education and attends Fear Free training seminars.

In her free time, Rosa likes to spend outdoors caring for her many tropical potted plants. Her at-home-zoo includes eight dogs: Zeus, a 13-year-old chihuahua, and her Medical Diva; Hercules, 7-year-old pitbull mix who is a lovable trouble maker; Baloo, a 6-year-old Pitbull mix who is a snuggle-bug-asaurus; Delilah, a Pitbull mix who is a lovable but needy princess; Chuchi, a 10-year-old yr grouchy Pom mix rescue; Mushu, a chihuahua mix and food hoarder; Corina, a toy hoarder; Piper, a 5-month-old Pitbull mix who is the baby of the pack. PLUS, Rosa loves her 7 -year-old corn snake.

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Aubra Mizelle

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Samantha Nichols

Veterinary Technician

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Sulemit Ramirez

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Sulemit brings empathy, patience, and sensitivity to her role as a Veterinary Technician Assistant at Firehouse. The Firehouse team loves her smile and positive personality.

She wants clients to know how much she cares about each pet’s wellness. She works hard to keep each pet calm and relaxed, showing them kindness and helping to make veterinary visits easier. She cares about each pet she sees, working daily to improve the lives of Firehouse patients. She is especially passionate about preventative wellness care, such as the importance of spaying and neutering and regular vaccinations. She even presented at a conference regarding this passion when she worked at a high-volume animal shelter in the valley.

Sulemit loves her two King Charles Cavalier mixes, Nena and Hanna. In her free time, Sulemit is also a musician. She sings, plays the quena, and is currently teaching herself to play the violin. She also has participated in directing theatrical numbers at her church.

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Charlotte Satterfield

Veterinary Technician

Charlotte’s passion for animal care allows her to form strong bonds with pets and clients. As a pet owner, she can relate to clients’ questions and concerns. Clients appreciate that she treats each pet as her own. She practices transparency and enjoys teaching clients about Firehouse’s healthcare approach.

Because Charlotte knows that vet visits can be stressful for pets, she strives to make each patient as comfortable as possible. She creates safe places for pets, gives the pet time to acclimate, and adjusts her care as needed. She is also talented at restraining scared or anxious pets in a safe way that helps keep them calm.

Charlotte began her Special Education degree at the University of North Texas. Now she hopes to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She loves learning new skills from her coworkers and studies outside of work to improve her skills. On the weekends, she enjoys going hiking with her fiancé and her dog Chase, a Corgi/Belgian Malinois mix, or cuddling at home with her Korat cat, Stanley.

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Divya Sreedharane

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Megan Swope

Veterinary Technician

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Terrance Thornton

Veterinary Technician

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Emma Thrower

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Reya Wright

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Alex Ciongoli

Client Service Coordinator

Alex believes in a direct and clear communication style. She wants to build strong relationships with clients. Her transparency and empathy help clients and pets feel comfortable and welcome at Firehouse. Clients appreciate Alex’s approachable attitude.

Alex wants pets to have a positive experience when they visit the hospital. She gives each pet affection and treats to help them feel comfortable. Alex is also talented at reading pets’ emotions and accessing their needs. She tailors her interactions to each pet’s unique needs.

After graduating from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s in Global Studies and a Bachelor’s in Public Relations, Alex now attends Austin Community College. Her goal is to apply to graduate school for Wildlife Ecology. She loves to gain new knowledge to continue to improve her level of care.

A cat-lover, Alex shares her heart with her two black cats, Bachan and Kino. In her free time, she volunteers with Austin Wildlife Rescue and the City of Austin’s Wildland Conservation Division. She also loves cooking, playing board games, reading noir novels, and all outdoor activities, especially rock climbing, camping, and hiking.

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