Dr. Kody Goerdel, DVM
Education: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine ’12
Dr. Goerdel was born and raised on a small cattle ranch just outside of Luling, TX. He grew up participating in his local 4-H and FFA clubs. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, he enjoys quality time on the lake.
In 2005 he graduated from TAMU, then pursued his Masters in Public Health Administration at TAMU in 2007. A true Aggie by nature, he returned to complete his studies in Veterinary Medicine at College Station.
Following graduation, Dr. Goerdel spent his first year working in Decatur, TX at a high-volume mixed animal practice.
After honing his skills, he returned to his hometown area and practiced for two years at a busy mixed animal practice in Gonzales, TX.
He married his wife Dr. Amanda Rosborough shortly after their acquisition of FVMC.
Dr. Angela Jugan, DVM
Education: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine ’17
It takes strong leaders to support a team and Dr. Angela Jugan is certainly one of those people for us! Dr. Jugan joined FVMC in June 2017 after graduating from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Slidell, LA, a suburb of New Orleans.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, trying new restaurants in the area, Mississippi State (Hail State!) and Saints football.
Her professional interests include theriogenology (reproduction), clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, and surgery. Her favorite things to do at work are meeting new patients/clients, emergency cases, and ultrasonography.
Dr. Jugan and her husband have two dogs (Willow and Asher), two cats (Sadler and Don), and a uromastyx (Ducky). You’ll also frequently find an extra set of paws (or two or five) in their household as they are actively involved as a foster family for our partnering rescue, Gulf Coast Stars.
Dr. Amy Weir, DVM
Education: Oklahoma State University Veterinary School ’18
Our doctors enjoy the variety of cases we see each and every day. From dogs and cats, to turtles, parrots, cows and horses. It makes each day new and sometimes challenging, but always rewarding and just plain fun! Dr Amy Weir’s passion for veterinary medicine incorporates this mindset, along with a strong desire to build lasting relationships with our clients and their pets.
Dr. Weir joined FVMC in June 2018 after graduating from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Originally from Bridge City, TX, she completed a degree in Biology at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK prior to attending OSU. She now calls Lake Jackson home along with her husband Josh and new baby girl Aubrey.
Dr. Amy enjoys the bonds she builds getting to know her patients and clients through wellness and preventative care and through the tough times when our pets are ill. She also enjoys the challenges and creativity required by practicing exotic animal medicine, in addition to soft tissue surgery and equine medicine. Sharing the Weir household is one pup named Paisley (mixed breed), three rabbits (Echo, Starbuck and Mullins) and two horses (Blitz and Aspen). Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her family, spending time outdoors, hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Dr. Mary Johnston
Education: Ross School of Veterinary Medicine ’19, Clinical Year: The Ohio State University
Every family has a member who’s main job is to keep everyone on track and happy. Someone who helps to make sure the shelves are stocked and the bills get paid. Their position at times may seem thankless, but they are a crucial link in the bigger chain. The person filling those shoes is Breanne our Office Manager at FVMC. Bre graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Houston, before joining FVMC in 2012.
Originally from Sweeny, Bre has a beautiful daughter Bailey and a house full of furry babies including; Cash (Doberman), Diesel (Rat terrier), Ruby (Pitbull), the babies Stella and Titus (French Bulldogs) and shared custody of Danna (Great Dane). Included in the mix are also 5 cats; Ares, Joseph, Morpheus, Penelope and Bernice. When not tending to her family at home, her favorite aspects of working at FVMC include; having fun with her work family, and building lasting relationships with our patients and clients. Outside of work Bre enjoys reading, lifting weights, wakeboarding, boating and most recently hydrofoiling. As if she doesn’t already have enough on her plate as it is, Bre is also a frequent flyer in the foster program for Gulf Coast Stars Animal Rescue.
Attentiveness, reliability and genuine concern for an animal’s welfare are qualities that Taryne exemplifies. Taryne is one of our amazing Veterinary Technicians at FVMC! Taryne was born and raised in Silay City, Philippines. Her favorite aspects of working at FVMC include; performing dental cleanings, assisting with dental procedures, interacting with clients during appointments and caring for our hospitalized patients. Taryne has 2 dogs Max (pitbull terrier) and Spike (wire haired mixed breed). When not at work you can find Taryne with her husband Tyrone on the gulf course or pumping iron at the gym.
Some people just have that extra special touch. Especially when it comes to our feline friends. Kaley is our secret weapon with it comes to your cat’s care. Kaley joined FVMC in 2018 after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute in Houston. Originally from Lake Jackson, Kaley enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, going out for dinner and drinks and true to kitty form – napping. She has two remarkable cats: Benny and Gilbert. Topping her list for activities she enjoys during the workday include; surgical nursing, anesthesiology, and critical & emergency care for patients in need.
A cornerstone in the profession of Veterinary Medicine is the desire for life-long continuous learning. Each year our team seeks out opportunities to improve ourselves in order to better serve our patients. A commitment to this mindset is exactly what Ajee’, our Licensed Veterinary Technician made when she embarked upon her career path.
Ajee’ joined the FVMC team in 2018 after graduating from TAMU Kingsville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Originally from Sweeny, Ajee’ had previously interned at our Wild Peach Clinic in order to gain experience for her technician school application.
During the workday, Ajee’ enjoys working alongside our doctors in surgery and engaging with our exotic animal patients during appointments. She has a Black Mouth Cur named Roxy and two cats; Thomas and Hershey. Outside of work, she enjoys going out with friends or catching up on Netflix.
We know that your pet is a member of your family. As such, our team’s priority is to provide that same level of attention to detail and concern for their well-being as we do our own pets. FVMC & WPVC know these traits are critical to ensuring not only our patient’s comfort and happiness, but your own. This level of service is exemplified by our kennel technician Anya. Originally from Silay City, Philippines, and now calling Freeport home, Anya is a dependable, hardworking cornerstone of our animal care team at FVMC. She is very aware of your pets needs and quickly picks up on changes in demeanor and health habits of our patients and boarders. She finds joy in providing pets with positive, engaging interactions during their stay with us. She also takes great pride to ensure that they have everything they need, whether it’s another comfy blanket to cuddle in, or an extra bowl of water for the thirsty night owls. Out of hours, Anya enjoys cuddling with her lazy Pitbull Tank for a good nap, listening to music or playing video games.
Everyone knows that it’s the behind the scenes players that help to keep a well-oiled machine rolling… and Jenny is just that. Jenny is one of our amazing Kennel Technicians at FVMC. She’s a superstar for helping keep our day to day hospital running. Originally from Houston, Jenny and her husband enjoy spending time at the beach with their daughter, and caring for their household pets including; two dogs (Milo and Mileena), frogs, fish, a turtle and the occasional stray. She is currently completing her final course pre-requisites in order to be able to apply to veterinary school. During the day she enjoys attending to the needs of our hospitalized or boarding patients. She’s also always game for traveling out to farm calls with our doctors.
Every day a group of attentive, caring and responsible kennel technicians are running the behind the scenes show. Technicians such as Devin are the ones that ensure our in-clinic animals are comfortable, healthy and happy. Originally from Sweeny, Devin joined our FVMC family in 2018.
He and his new wife Tori have three dogs to call their own; Wyatt (Great Pyrenese/Lab Mix), Willow (Pointer Mix) and Talia (mystery mix), in addition to their feline friend Angel.
Devin’s favorite aspect of working at FVMC is playing and socializing with our boarding, and where possible, hospitalized dogs. Outside of work he can be found in the kitchen were he enjoys cooking or playing video games.
Customer Service Reps
When you give us a call at any given moment, all of our staff members strive to make themselves available for you. One of the more frequent voices you’ll hear, however, whether in English or Spanish, is Veronica! Veronica joined the FVMC team as a receptionist in 2017. She is a doting owner to her pups Smokey (Schnauzer) and Rexy (Black Labrador). Her favorite aspect of her job is meeting new people and their fur-babies. A close second is having the ability to have Smokey at work with her **hint – he’s usually taking a nap by her feet**. When not holding down the fort at the clinic, Veronica enjoys watching the ID Channel and scary movies on Netflix. She’s also renowned for some pretty scrumptious food entrees and treats by her fellow team members.