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 BS 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.
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.
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.
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?!?
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.
Stefanie was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas. Her lifelong dream and passion came true in 2010 when she got her first job working with animals and met her husband Wesley. They have 2 dogs that were given to them, Zoe a red Australian heeler, and their black lab named Colt, whom they dearly love. She enjoys her free time by being outdoors, traveling, and being with her friends and family.