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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.
Stacy Nipper Mozisek, MS, DVM
Medical DirectorDr. 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.
Genna Mize, DVM
Associate VeterinarianDr. 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
Associate VeterinarianDr. 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.
Hospital ManagerEver 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.
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Veterinary TechnicianLacey Graves grew up in Houston, Texas, with her father and their cats. When she was younger, one of her cats gave birth on her bed, inspiring her to become a veterinary technician. After moving to the Chicago area, she received her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Fox College’s Vet Tech Institute in 2011. Later that year, she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became certified in Illinois. In 2015, she returned to Texas and joined the Firehouse team. Lacey is currently studying for the Licensed Veterinary Technician Exam to obtain her license in Texas. She lives in Elgin with her husband and menagerie of pets.
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Veterinary TechnicianOsmany Moncada was born and raised in Cuba. Growing up, he had two German Shepherds which sparked his interest in animal science. His passion for animals led him to study veterinary medicine at the University of Granma where he earned his DVM degree.
After years of work with the State Veterinary Medicine Institute in Cuba, he decided to extend his professional expertise as a consultant in Animal Public Health and Animal Quarantine in the Republic of Djibouti. During his career in Djibouti, he worked with the agriculture officials and also got involved in projects to create and improve access to veterinary services in the city, poor areas, and villages. This unique experience helped him grow professionally and spiritually.
Osmany’s passion and desire to continue to grow professionally was the fuel for his move to the US in 2009. Osmany brings lots of unique experiences and skills to the Firehouse team–not to mention he is fluent 3 in languages! When he is not with the furry patients, he enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, working out, and studying. He is currently involved in the licensing process to practice veterinary medicine in the US.
Client Service CoordinatorLisa Seale is originally from Houston, TX. After graduating from high school she moved to Austin to attend college. She moved back to Houston where she started working in the veterinary field. Then Austin called her back again where she has continued working with veterinarians. She brought her 11 years of experience to Firehouse Austin in 2012. She is married with 2 children and a dog named Mudbug.
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