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Jessica Merritt
Hospital Manager
I originally grew up between Arizona and Texas. I call Texas A&M my alma mater and I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in biomedical science. I always knew from a young age that the veterinary field was where I belonged. I started working in kennels at 14 and trained as a technician at 18 years old. I continued to work as a veterinary technician for 16 years with a specialty in emergency medicine. I have worked all over the country in all sizes of hospital. I found Chiquita Animal Hospital in 2020 at the start of COVID-19 pandemic. I felt like home instantly! From the exceptional experienced veterinary team to the rambunctious diligent support staff. Chiquita is a legacy in the area and I am proud to be part of its journey. I have a passion for herding breeds, so it is no surprise that one of my fur babies is a Border Collie Heeler cross. I also have a dachshund and a one eyed cat. My passions include traveling, paddling and tacos.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.