Meet Our Team

Working together to take care of your pet.

Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

CFVC Doctors will strive to provide extraordinary veterinary medical care by building individual relationships with our clients, their pets and our staff. We will focus our medical plans on the current needs of the family. We will work to maintain a high level of current medical education in order to provide complete client and community knowledge for the best life for their pet and public health. We also pledge to look for areas in the clinic and community to give back.

Veterinarians

Barbara Braziel, DVM

Barbara Braziel, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: SUNY College Environmental Science & Forestry, Oklahoma State University, Fear-Free Certified

Dr. Barbara Braziel’s undergraduate degree is from SUNY College Environmental Science & Forestry in wildlife Biology & Forestry. After retiring from the Dallas Police Department, she returned to school to receive her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Braziel lives with her husband Curtis and all of their many furred and feathered children in Cooper. She actively donates her time to several rescues treating heartworm disease and she also volunteers with CASA, a Court Appointed Special Advocate or guardian dedicated to America’s most vulnerable children, speaking up for their best interests.

Kerri McMahon, DVM

Kerri McMahon, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Texas A&M University

Dr. Kerri McMahon earned both her Bachelor degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She has experience in several areas including, dogs, cats, horses, exotics, and livestock. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, whether it’s serving at church or in the community, or visiting their cabin in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma. Her other hobbies include gardening, reading, horseback riding (she owns a Quarter Horse), camping, fishing and rock hunting. Her family also has a sweet cat named Abby, a feisty little dog named Mackeral, and aspirations for a small farm!

Kristen Decker, DVM

Kristen Decker, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Texas A&M University

Dr. Kristen Decker received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in Biomedical Sciences. She then returned to Texas A&M University to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

In her free time, Dr. Decker enjoys spending time with family and friends including her 4-legged furry friends: Kasey, Isabella, and Ava. She is excited to be a part of the Country Friends Family once again.

Rhonda Phillips, DVM

Rhonda Phillips, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Oklahoma State University

Dr. Rhonda Phillips is the founder of Country Friends Veterinary Clinic.  Her passion extends beyond the confines of the veterinary clinic and caring for your loved ones.  She is equally compassionate when it comes to loving people.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University and is actively involved in several veterinary associations including the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association (DCVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).

“Dr. Rhonda” enjoys spending time with her husband, Pete Black, and children Ryon, Colby, and Maggie. Her passions include watching her son excel on Missouri Southern State University’s football team, attending her daughter’s softball games, reading, mission trips, crafts and working outside. She currently serves as a Board Member for Patriot Paws Service Dogs, as Vice President for the Royse City ISD School Board, and is a member of the Royse City Education Foundation. She also volunteers her time with the ministries of First United Methodist Church of Royse City. She has 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 donkey and several goats.

Robin Westwood, DVM

Robin Westwood, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Texas A&M University

Dr. Robin Westwood graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a bachelors in Veterinary Science and in 1998 with her doctorate in Veterinary medicine. She has enjoyed being around animals her entire life and knew when she was in 6th grade that she would be a veterinarian. Since graduating from high school she has been in and around veterinary medicine in some way shape or form. She has worked every job in a veterinary hospital from receptionist, kennel attendant, and veterinary technician to finally veterinarian and practice owner. She is married to her college sweetheart Craig, a Plano firefighter, and mom to her 4 daughters. Her passion has always been animals but in the last 15 years, she has realized she has a passion for people as well. Dr. Robin Westwood joined the staff of CFVC January 2007 and then took the big jump from veterinarian to a veterinary business owner in 2013 when she became the proud owner of Country Friends Veterinary Clinic. It has been an endeavor filled with change, challenges, fear, excitement and never a dull moment. She enjoys spending time with her family, teaching and learning from her girls, being a wife to Craig, being outdoors in the quiet of nature, gardening, reading, learning new things, challenges and spending time with God.

She is active with the Girl Scouts of America and the United Methodist Church Royse City. Her memberships include Dallas County Medical Association (DCVMA), Texas State Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

Client Care Team

Rhonda Hampton

Rhonda Hampton

Hospital Manager

Education: Bachelors of General Studies with a concentration in Business and Sociology, focusing on Personnel Management

I am the former owner/director of an early childhood education business where I gained extensive experience developing client relationships as well as managing and training employees within the service industry. Beyond the passion I have for customer service, I also love creating a healthy environment for learning and increasing our skills and talents.

I am a mom and “nana” and together with my husband, Jeff, we have a blended and added on family of 10 …and counting! To add to our fun, this past year I had the wonderful opportunity to foster 5 kittens; and kept two! Lovey and Binx are full-time entertainment.

I’ve been with Country Friends for over one year now and I am more grateful than ever to be in the service of animal care with this wonderful team at Country Friends Veterinary Clinic- I truly have a passion for pets and people!

Nicole

Nicole

Client Care Advocate

CVA I and Fear-Free Certified

Nicole is here to solve your pet’s problems. With her 4 years here, Nicole has an extensive Client Service Representative and Veterinary Technician experience.

Her human family includes husband Lance and 4-year-old son, Lincoln. Her fur family consists of Frank the Frenchie, Harley the bulldog, and Donald and Maggie, both cats. She is known for her love of running!

Lisa

Lisa

Client Service Representative

Fear-Free Certified

Lisa has 16 years of experience in client service- and we’re happy to add that 3 of those years she’s been here with us at Country Friends!

She has always been a part of this community and loves her life here. She is married to Steve and together their family includes Steve’s son, two horses, a dog (Bella), and Sasha their cat. When Lisa is not here she loves spending time with her family and friends and looks forward to gathering at church on Sundays.

Nikki

Nikki

Client Service Representative

Fear-Free Certified

Stephanie

Stephanie

Client Service Representative

Fear-Free Certified

Veterinary Technicians

Alicia

Alicia

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fear-Free Certified

Ashley R.

Ashley R.

CVA I, Surgical Technology, and Fear-Free Certified

Bio coming soon.

Brandi

Brandi

CVA I, II, and Fear-Free Certified

Brandi has been in animal services for 8 years, 4 and ½ of which has been here with Country Friends. Her interest in animal care stems from her compassion and passion for animal advocacy. Most recently Brandi has accepted the position within the clinic of Machines, Equipment, and Maintenance Supervisor and we are so grateful for her skills in keeping our important medical resources running smoothly! In the future Brandi is looking forward to obtaining additional certifications. Brandi adds, “Country Friends has a family atmosphere.”

Brandi is married to BJ and together they have their daughter Lydia, two dogs, and three cats (all three of those cats came home with her from Country Friends)! If she finds “free time,” Brandi enjoys the creation process in a variety of arts and crafts.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fear-Free Certified

Michelle

Michelle

Veterinary Technician

Fear-Free Certified

Traci

Traci

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fear-Free Certified, Level II

Emily

Emily

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Audrey

Audrey

Relief Technician and in Veterinary School

Bio coming soon.

Technician Assistants

Ashley D.

Ashley D.

CVA, Level II

Bio coming soon.

Isabella

Isabella

CVA, Level I

Bio coming soon.

Jody

Jody

Bio coming soon.

Grooming Specialist

Flora

Flora

Pet Hygienist

Fear Free Certified

Kennel Attendants

Samantha

Samantha

Grooming Specialist

Fear-Free Certified

Candice

Candice

Bio coming soon.

Contact Country Friends Veterinary Clinic today!

Find Us

6961 Interstate Hwy 30 West
Royse City, Texas, 75189
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Our Hours

Mon: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Tues: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Wed: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thurs: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sun: Closed
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Contact Us

Phone: 972-636-9562
Fax: 972-636-9592
Email: general@cfvc.net

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