Wellborn Road Vet Medical Center Staff


 Wellborn Road Vet Clinic College Station Texas

Johan Nieuwoudt , DVM, Ph.D. (Clinic Owner)

Dr. Johan Nieuwoudt grew up in Zimbabwe. He did his undergraduate studies in Johannesburg, South Africa, and came to the United States to receive a Ph.D. in Physics. After doing research in geophysics for Shell Oil, he decided to attend vet school at Texas A&M University and graduated in 1999. He loves being a vet, especially internal medicine, surgeries (soft tissue and orthopedic), ultrasonography and endoscopy. He is the proud owner of five cats: Peep, Purrvert, Puck, Minus and Zoe. His hobbies include woodworking and reading poetry.


Rachel Hibbitts , DVM

Dr. Hibbitts graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2002. She is married to Dr. Toby Hibbitts, a herpetologist at Texas A&M. She has a 2 daughters, Holly and Hattie and owns two dogs (Pica and Idgy).


Sarah Schrank, DVM 


 Lindsey Shipp, DVM

Dr. Shipp was born and raised in Grapevine, TX. She earned her bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and later her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Her favorite part of treating animals is getting to witness and impact the wonderful bond between a person and their beloved pet. Dr. Shipp's professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and dentistry. Additionally, she has a special interest in pocket pets and other exotics. She is happy to see gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and sugar gliders. She enjoys treating urban chickens and hopes to continue to educate herself and clients in this emerging medical field. Dr. Shipp is a CRAZED Aggie sports fan and will often be seen wearing her maroon scrubs on Aggie football game days. Her life is occupied by two Australian Shepherds, Maverick and Pepper, and one cat, Katniss Everdeen. She also has a sugar glider, Lily, who is content to hang out in the pocket of her shirt while lounging at home. 


Hillary Smith, DVM 

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She received her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Wesleyan University in 1999, and subsequently moved to Texas to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University. She received her DVM in 2009 from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, but is most interested in feline internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and pain management. She and her husband live in Navasota with their twin daughters, Catherine and Calista: a Jack Russell Terrier, Sadie; and a Rat Terrier, Tillie. Her hobbies include cheering on the Texas Rangers and reading.




Tatum Morgan

Tatum is from Katy, Texas.  After graduating high school in 2007, she moved here in pursuit of a Business Management Degree, but her love for animals pulled her into the Veterinary field.  She was one of our full time receptionists and has been with our WRVMC team since October 2010. She just accepted the position as Practice Manager in April 2015. She and her boyfriend, Jesse, have a son together, Noah.  She also owns a Shih Tzu named Gunner.


Technicians, Reception, & Kennels

Amber Bendele

Amber is from San Antonio, Texas. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Texas A&M. She plans to pursue attend Veterinary School after she graduates . She is interested in large animal medicine. When Amber is not working or studying she enjoys riding her horse, Ali, playing with her Leopard Catahoula mix, Darla, and hanging out with friends.

Arturo Velasquez

Arturo is attending Texas A&M to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He plans to attend veterinary school following graduation. During his four years of high school, he worked at a veterinary clinic. He is passionate about working with animals and plans to work in Zoo medicine. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, fishing and horseback riding. He is excited about working at WRVMC to gain more experience in veterinary medicine.


Breelan Statham 


Bridget Norris 

Connor Rethman


Jenna Hamlett 


 Jessica Salazar

After graduating high school in 2011, Jessica moved to Houston to attend the Vet Tech Institute. She has an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and became a licensed Veterinary Technician in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with all of her pets, including a miniature donkey, basset hound and terrier mix.


 Kendra Valchar


 Kensey Little 

 La'Nelle Hudson

La'Nelle comes from a large family! She has raised five children and now has plenty of 4 legged babies since her kids are all grown up. She loves being a kennel tech, which she has been doing for 13 years. Her second love are her plants! She cares for everyone's pet as if they were her own.


Megan Paul 

 Michael Garcia



Rachelle Comsti 


Sara Bonin 

Sara is originally from Greenwood Arkansas. She previously took Distance Education courses through Cedar Valley College. She plans on finishing her degree in Veterinary Technology at Blinn. After she earns her degree, she plans on pursuing a degree in Automotive Technology. She enjoys spending time with her pets, working on cars and attending car shows.

Sarah Lea Davison

Sarah Lea is from California.  She joined our Wellborn team in July 2010.  She is the happy mother of four amazing kids, two well-loved ferrets, and one fat cat.


Shay Whetstone 


Stefani Taylor

Stefani is originally from Katy, Texas. She graduated from Mayde Creek High School where she was heavily involved with the dance team and Future Farmers of America. She graduated in May 2013 from Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Science. She joined the WRVMC team in July of 2014 in hopes of becoming more knowledgeable about the field before applying to vet school. Stefani loves her job! She gets so much joy out of interacting with the patients and their owners everyday. Stefani and her husband, Justin, are proud owners of their Kelpie, Toby, and their two kitties, Baby and Bumper. 


Taylor McCormack 


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