Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Premier Animal Hospital and Pet Resort is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Matthew Hamby
DVM, University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Director
Dr. Hamby was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergraduate and veterinary school, receiving his B.S. in Biology in 1996 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2000. During his college years, he worked in the St. Louis Zoo and in small animal practices in Florida and Georgia.

After graduation, Dr. Hamby moved to North Carolina, where he worked full-time at a high volume surgical and medical clinic, and part-time at an emergency clinic. The emergency clinic quickly developed into his full-time job. After 3 years in North Carolina, he moved to the great city of Austin. He worked as a relief vet in the Austin area from 2003-2012, gaining more experience at several high-quality small animal practices and emergency clinics.

Dr. Hamby enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially enjoys surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and internal medicine.

When he is not at work, Dr. Hamby enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney, and their five boys. Other interests include traveling, throwing pottery and watching football.
Barbara Terway
Hospital Manager
Barbara began her career in the Veterinary field in April of 2003 as a Receptionist and Accounts Receivable Specialist with our sister hospital VCA Elgin Family Pet Center. She quickly advanced her knowledge to become one of their skilled Veterinary Technicians. Barbara left them for a brief time 2007 to work in an ophthalmology specialty hospital in Tampa Florida but, returned in 2008 and quickly become their Hospital Manager. She played a key role in their successful AAHA accreditation they received in 2009. Over the past several years she has successfully completed extensive management and statistical analysis training specifically for Veterinary Hospitals. 

Barbara joined VCA Premier Animal Hospital and Pet Resort Family in the summer of 2019, taking on the role of Hospital Manager. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge that can be used to continue the excellence we strive for here. 

When Barbara is not busy coordinating the operations of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her three children and her extended canine and feline family.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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