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
Dr. Nick Koten
Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Koten attended Texas A&M for undergraduate studies in Animal Science and left in 2010 to attend Veterinary school with Ross University in St. Kitts. He graduated in 2014 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He quickly found a love for private practice and purchased the clinic in 2015. He loves the challenges that owning his own practice brings and loves surgery. He is passionate about making sure all animals in his practice receive the best care and makes sure his LPH team matches that energy.
Joni graduated From Texas A&M University in 2010 with a BS in Animal Science and has many years of experience in 4-H, and FFA. She grew up raising, showing, and training animals. She has been married to Dr. Koten for over 10 years and together they have 2 kids, Landon and Addison who are involved in many different things from sports, to following their moms’ footsteps in 4-H and FFA showing animals. In their spare time they enjoy many outdoor activities from Camping, taking their horse trail riding, boating, reenacting, swimming and anything outdoors with friends and family.
Senior Veterinary Technician
Lead Kennel Tech
Born in Tyler and raised my whole life in Canton, I’ve moved to Lindale to start my journey to becoming a veterinarian at TJC. I’ve had a passion for helping animals ever since I could remember. I am lucky enough to have 3 furry test dummies, 2 lab rescues, and a corgi rescue, that is kid-proof enough to let me practice on. Other than work I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, the gym, church, and time with friends.
Veterinary Technician/Office Manager
Certified Veterinary Assistant, Client Care Specialist
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?!?
Abby has been part of the team for several years; she started as a volunteer while in high school and worked off and on through college as a seasonal kennel technician. She has now joined our team permanently in 2022 as a vet tech with a heart for the job. She is a local from right here in Lindale, TX, and brings a different aspect to the team. From fostering animals in need, to owning animals there is nothing she won’t try and help. Abby is mom to an adorable young man named Lincoln. He has her love and heart for animals and shows it to their own chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, pigs, a big horse named Charlie, and a pet turtle named Richard.