12677 County Road 472, Lindale, TX 75771

Meet Our Staff

The staff of Lindale Pet Hospital is dedicated to the field of veterinary medicine.  Lindale Pet Hospital prides themselves in pushing veterinary medicine and patient care forward.   One step into Lindale Pet Hospital, and you will notice a calm, kid-friendly environment. We look forward to accommodating you and your pet’s health care needs in any way possible just give us a call. 

Joni Koten, Office Manager

I am excited to be a part of the team here at Lindale Pet Hospital along with my husband, Dr. Nick Koten. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Animal Science from Texas A & M in 2010 and currently serve as the clinic’s office manager. As a lifelong animal lover and a native Texan, this job is the ideal fit for me.

I am passionate about all animals, both big and small. I enjoy rescuing and rehabilitating animals so they can lead the best life possible. I also enjoy training animals and am proud to have trained my own golden retriever to work as a service dog.

Besides animals and my family, my other big passion in life is being outdoors. I like to plant flowers and vegetables in my own garden as well as fruit trees. My husband and I enjoy riding horses, and spending time with our son Landon and daughter Addison.

My motto in life is “Family, no matter who or what they are, is the most important thing in life. You can’t get that back once it’s gone, so enjoy and love them while you can because tomorrow is never guaranteed.” I know that your animals are a part of your family and I’m happy to play a role in keeping them with you for as long as possible.

Marcey Howell, Customer Care Specialist

Hello I'm Marcey Howell,
I am happy to be your customer care specialist here at Lindale Pet Hospital . Born and raised an East Texas farm girl, I have owned and worked with animals of all kinds my entire life, and I have always had a passion for their care and well being. After retiring from the Tax business I decided to turn that passion into a career. In 2014 I started as a tech assistant, to technician and now happy to be the first to greet you and your babies when you arrive, and assist you with your needs and questions. My husband Tim, and I live in Canton, we have 5 kids and a beautiful granddaughter. We raise toy and mini Aussies, as well as cattle and horses. I am extremely excited to be a part of the LPH team and look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

Devin Marsh, Interim Practice Manager

Hello! My name’s Devin Marsh. Born and raised an East Texas Girl! I’m so glad to be a part of the Lindale Pet Hospital Team. I have always had a passion for animals and knew that I would be an advocate for them in some way! From being a rodeo girl to an athlete in high school, animals have always been first on my mind. I’ve worked in a boarding/daycare facility for 2 years and fell in love with being around dogs all day long. Now, working on the medical side of things I have fallen in love even more being around these animals, sick or not! Thanks to Joni and Dr. Koten for choosing me to become a part of this awesome team!

Chelsea Crowell, Lead Veterinary Technician

Hey guys! I am Chelsea, a Veterinary Technician here at Lindale Pet hospital. I am 26 years old and have been in the veterinary field for about 7 years, I started out as a kennel technician and worked my way up through receptionist and now to vet tech. I enjoy the new challenges my job brings, so I enrolled in the LVT program at Penn Foster and will graduate in 2018. Growing up with small animals I have always had a passion for them, so naturally I choose a career that allowed me to further my education for them. I have a small zoo of my own, my dogs are Jack,Buddy and newest rescue, Kenai. My cats names are Zoey, Diamond, Kovu, Jane, and Mogli. My barrel horse, Midnight, and I are currently in training to be competitive again. Lastly my pet bearded dragon's name is Reginald. I am excited to be part of the team here at Lindale Pet Hospital and look forward to meeting your fur family.

Taylor Dugan, Senior Veterinary Technician

I’m Taylor Dugan I am born and raised in East Texas and attended Big Sandy ISD till I graduated in 2014. Recently married in 2018 my husband and I share our home with our 2 dogs, “Beaux” a rambunctious young Red Tick Coonhound, and our sweet older girl named “Penny” a Miniature Pincher. As a young child I had a heart for animals so I knew my career choice would follow suite. I have been in this field since graduating high school and have worked my way up from kennel technician to now Veterinary technician. I love what I do and being able to assist and do a variety of things, no day is the same here. I look forward to my future with Lindale Pet Hospital and look forward to meeting you and you pets.

Carla, Kennel Manager

Carla has been with us 2 years and really has taken this hospital to new heights. She loves all her pet patients and goes above and beyond to help them and teach new staff the ropes. We adore her and she always is positive and very uplifting.

Blue, Clinic Greeter

I have been in the LPH family since January 2017 where I came in with my mom and siblings at 1 day old as an owner surrender. All my other litter mates and mom went to wonderful homes at 6wks old but I was too sick to leave. Thru great care and love once I became healthy I was made the clinic mascot! You will find me anywhere at any given time, ready for love and attention! ( I practically own the place!) Can you find me?!?

Recent Blog Posts

5 Unbeatable Gifts to Give Your Pet This Year


As the holidays approach, you’ve probably switched into Santa-mode and started making a gift list and checking it twice. And like most pet parents, you probably buy your pets something extra special to thank your best friends for being oh-so-amazing! If you’re still deciding on the perfect present for your pets this year, we have some unbeatable ideas that your pets are sure to appreciate!


Holiday Considerations for Your Pet: Seeing The Holiday Through Your Pet’s Eyes


When you see the holiday through your pet’s eyes, the big guy in the red suit may seem kind of frightening. And that’s not all - the home filled with scents of tasty but possibly unhealthy and dangerous foods, the noise of the door opening and closing as guests arrive makes their hearts race, strangers scares them, and ornaments look an awful lot like toys. Plus there’s the tree - which looks like an indoor bathroom to your dog.


Happy National Immunization Awareness Month!


August is here, bringing plenty of sunshine and joy. Do you know what else August provides pet parents? A chance to take a moment and meditate on your dog’s health. That’s right! August is National Immunization Awareness Month, or as we like to think of it: “National Protect Your Pets and Help Them Live a Long and Happy Life Month” - but that’s a bit of a mouthful!


Preventative care, medical care, dental services, surgical services, farm calls, and during business hours emergency care. We also offer boarding services to large and small animals.