Meet Our Veterinary Team
Our amazing team is dedicated to the field of veterinary medicine, we pride ourselves in pushing modern medicine and patient care forward. One step into our office, 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.
Our Veterinary Team
Owner and Veterinarian
At Lindale Pet Hospital, I enjoy working with both small and large animals. I understand that it’s not easy when your family pet or farm animal is sick so I always treat my patients how I would want to be treated myself. I love the challenge of orthopedic surgery, and I am passionate about performing whatever type of surgery is in the animal’s best interest. Along with Joni Koten, my wife and the office manager here at Lindale Pet Hospital, I strive to offer the most up-to-date veterinary medicine and surgery available at an affordable price.
As a hard-working and ambitious veterinary doctor, I do my best to earn your confidence and trust. The well-being of my patients has always been my top priority and will remain so throughout my career. I am pleased to be a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Joni and I are the proud parents of a son and a two-year-old daughter. When we’re not at the clinic, we enjoy spending time together riding horses.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you and the animals you love.
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.
Chelsea has brought her lifelong passion of helping animals to her role at LPH, since February 2017. She has a hand at grooming on occasion and brings a different skill to the team. When not on duty at work, she tends to “The Crowell Zoo” at home, which includes 8 cats, three dogs, a bearded dragon named “Reginald”, and two-Quarter Horses. As an outdoor enthusiast she enjoys; fishing, camping with her husband and being in the saddle.
Lead Kennel Tech
Carla started with LPH in 2017, she had limited experience but a heart to learn and passion for animals. She quickly became the matriarch of the team and one we all could learn from. Her pet patients are just that in her care “hers”, every pet gets treated with luxury accommodations and is loved like her own. Carla enjoys gardening and planting flowers in her spare time, along with just being outside. You can almost always find her in the clinic flower beds and taking care of everything that grows, along with spoiling her pet patients. Carla has several fur babies of her own from two dogs, two cats, and several chickens.
Bri was born and raised here in good ole East Texas and loves it here! She has been a kennel technician for nearly three years now, and has really enjoyed working with mixed animals and all the new learning experiences. She has six dog children of her own and enjoys spending my free time with them, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. She feels so blessed to be a part of the team here at LPH.
Veterinary Technician/Office Manager
Having joined the team in 2017, Devin has become a huge asset to LPH by being involved in both the clinical and administrative sides of serving our pet patients and their families. She loves learning new things and is always trying to improve the team. Devin’s hobbies include summer lake days, playing cornhole with her husband, and riding ATVs. She counts a Great Dane (Scooby), a Boxer (Maddox), and a Labrador (Lucy) as her fur-children, and notes that all three are convinced they are lap dogs.
Customer Care Specialist
Baylee graduated from UT Tyler with her BA in Human Resource Development in 2019. In her spare time, Baylee enjoys spending time with her furbaby, Maggie, and going to car shows with her boyfriend. She is a gaming nerd as well! Baylee started working with animals in 2016 and enjoys being a part of an amazing team at Lindale Pet Hospital.
Maddie has enjoyed the rewards of helping LPH pets feel better since October 2019. Maddie is hardworking and loves that her job brings something new everyday. Outside of work she can be found barrel racing with her APHA mare, Tilly, swimming, going to the gym, or bringing her dogs Peyton and Tucker to the park.
Haleigh loves animals of all shapes and breeds! She has three dogs of her own, Sugar a 3 legged rescue, Cooper another rescue, and Koda, an Australian shepherd. As you can imagine, they keep her very busy. Haleigh has always enjoyed working at Lindale Pet Hospital and is happy to be back with the best team. You’ll notice Haleigh is always smiling, ready to help your fur family member!
Taylor came to us in October 2017, her positive attitude and enthusiasm can be seen and heard throughout the clinic. She has a heart for all her pet patients, and cares very deeply for them.. Along with spending time with her husband, friends and family, she is also an outdoor enthusiast, ATV rider and pet parent. Her pets include her “rambunctious, sweet” Redtick Coonhound and Labrador/German Shorthaired Pointer mix.
Certified Veterinary Assistant, Client Care Specialist
Born and raised as an East Texas farm girl, Marcey has been working with animals all of her life. After retiring from the property tax and appraisal business in 2014, she began working with pets professionally. She achieved a certificate in veterinary assistance earlier that year and joined Lindale Pet Hospital, as our customer care specialist in January 2019. Along with her husband, Tim, she raises Miniature Australian Shepherds, has two horses, and also counts a Corgi, a Great Dane, and cats as part of her pack.
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?!?