Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Ridge Road Animal Hospital 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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Devin Smith
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Devin Smith has been with VCA Ridge Road Animal Hospital for 3 years after graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. She was raised in a small town outside of Waco, TX. For college, she attended Texas A&M University where she was granted early acceptance to the Texas A&M veterinary school as a junior in the biomedical science program.

From a very young age, Dr. Smith told her parents she would grow up to become a veterinarian. She grew up with a multitude of dogs, birds, and other small exotics. In college, she worked as an intern at the Henry Doorly Zoo with lemurs and also worked part-time at Schubot Center for Avian Health in College Station where she developed a further love for all birds. During veterinary school, she even got the chance to travel to Peru and study large macaws for two weeks in the Amazon rainforest. Dr. Smith is passionate about animal education and promoting a love of science in young children, so she spent her summers in veterinary school traveling around Texas doing presentations for zoos, animal shelters, and other various kids' camps. She continues to speak at local schools and enjoys community outreach events.

When not at work, Dr. Smith enjoys giving back to the community through serving on the Young Professionals of Rockwall board and being a member of Divine Peace Church in downtown Rockwall. Her hobbies include reading, hanging out with her husband, and walking their dogs. Their family includes two rescued English Setters, a 14 year old Chihuahua with one eye, two orange tabby cats, and two Quaker parrots. She is passionate about surgery, exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, and ultrasonography. Dr. Smith loves her job and community and continues to enjoy building lasting relationships with our clients and their beloved animal companions.
Vanessa McMillen
Hospital Manager
Vanessa was raised on a small farm in southwest Missouri. She became a veterinarian care specialist when she joined the United States Army in 1999. Vanessa served on active duty for 4 years. She, first, joined VCA in 2004 and joined the Ridge Road family in Sept 2020.


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.


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.
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