Dr Carmine Esposito DVM
Dr. Carmine Esposito earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Upon graduation, he worked in hospital and retail pharmacy for two years before returning to graduate school. He pursued and ultimately earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Esposito practiced Pharmacy for seven years before pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2010, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing his clinical year at North Carolina State University Teaching Hospital.
After graduation Dr. Esposito spent his first three years working as a full time Associate Veterinarian at a five-doctor veterinary hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, while also working as a staff Pharmacist and Consultant Veterinarian for an internationally-recognized veterinary compounding pharmacy. Dr. Esposito then returned to Hunterdon County New Jersey to be near family and friends. Upon his return home, he joined a local veterinarian team in his home town.
While working in Scottsdale, Dr. Esposito discovered the benefits of ultrasound in private practice. At that time, he was fortunate to have an opportunity to work at a busy practice where ultrasound was extensively utilized. One of the doctors was an instructor for the Academy of Veterinary Imaging and mentored Dr. Esposito daily.
Since that first experience, he has completed over 200 hours of abdominal and cardiac ultrasound training at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, TX. His experience and training has allowed him to complete more than 3000 ultrasound studies, and enabled him to become an ultrasound lab instructor at the Academy of Veterinary imaging too.
In 2015 Dr. Esposito started providing mobile ultrasound consultations for NJ Mobile up until 2018. He had also owned and operated a busy mobile companion animal practice in Hunterdon County, NJ before moving to Granbury, TX in 2018. Through his teaching, volume of ultrasound studies, and continued private practice, he brings up to date diagnostics with a practical approach.
Dr. Esposito loves being a veterinarian because it allows him to be involved in a variety of medical disciplines while teaching, assisting, and comforting animals and their families. His knowledge of pharmacology and physiology, in both veterinary and human medicine, allows him to easily explain and discuss diseases and treatments with pet owners. He strives to provide pet owners with a better understanding of their pets’ medical conditions. He believes this understanding leads to healthier pets and happier family members.
When he is not working, he is an active outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, boating, skiing, kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle and stays active training for Tough Mudders, fun runs, and other competitive events. He appreciates quality time with family and friends, and he enjoys traveling locally and internationally when time permits.
Stephanie LawrenceLead Veterinary Technician
Stephanie was born in Fort Worth, Texas and called Granbury home her whole life. She joined our team in August 2006 as a veterinary technician, then became our lead veterinary technician in October 2019. Stephanie loves to work with animals of all shapes and sizes in a hospital setting. She has always dreamed of working with animals which led her to receive her Veterinary Assistants degree. She also enjoys staying current through continuing education classes. Stephanie shares her life with a tiny Chihuahua named “Lelu” and a blue Pit Bull named 'Enzo'. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband Gary and their daughter, swimming, hiking, being with friends, and living every day to its fullest.
Linsdey CruzHospital Manager and Veterinary Technician
Linsdey was born and raised in Houston, TX. Life brought her to North Texas in the summer of 2017 and she joined our team in October of 2017. From a young age, Linsdey has always had a love for animals and grew up having a variety of pets. She currently lives with 2 chihuahuas named Shakira and Seguin, and a pit bull named Cheeto. Linsdey is also continuing her education in Veterinary Science to receive her Veterinary Technician Associate's degree. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, playing on a professional billiards team, the company of friends and family, and spending time with her dogs.
Stephanie was raised right here in Granbury. She joined our team in August of 2008 and currently holds the position as our receptionist. She shares her home here with her five rescue animals. Mylee, Tailor, Hank, Sierra, and Twix. In her spare time she enjoys doing projects around her house, playing with her animals, and spending time with her family.
Kyndal BarkerMarketing Manager and Veterinary Technician
Kyndal was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined our team in 2020 as a Veterinary Technician. She is currently in school studying biomedical science. While in school she started her career path as a veterinary technician and is loving every minute of it. “While it is hard work, every moment is beneficial, whether educationally or with the connection you make to each animal you meet.” She has four fur babies, two English/Brazilian Mastiffs, 'Ruger' and 'Kimber', a Blue Heeler, 'Stormi', and the most recent addition, a Beagle, 'Jethro'. Kyndal and her soon to be husband will be adding more to the pack once they have their lives established in the home they are building together. They all enjoy hiking, fishing, going on new adventures, and making memories. “We try to live every day like someone left the gate open.”
Haley GarrettKennel Technician
Haley was born and raised in Saginaw, TX, where her love for animals flourished. Growing up she had pets of all sizes from tarantulas and sugar gliders to snakes and cows. She joined our team in July of 2020 and soon after earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Tarleton State. She hopes to further her career in Veterinary science wherever the road may take her. In her spare time Haley loves to spend time with her cats Luna and Apollo. She also enjoys going outdoors and capturing her adventures with photos and spending quality time with her loved ones.