Dr. Lauren Dennis | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Lauren Dennis grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University for undergraduate and veterinary school. After graduating in 2005, she completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Mission MedVet in Kansas City. At Mission MedVet she worked emergency shifts at night and during the day with board certified ophthalmologist, dermatologist, surgeons and internal medicine specialists. In 2006, she moved to Dallas to join City Vet- Oaklawn. Her veterinary interests include ophthalmology, dermatology and wellness/preventative medicine. In her spare time she enjoys OSU football, music and cooking. Her dog, Fiona, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is at work with her most days and can be found sleeping under Dr. Dennis' desk.

Dr. Meladee Farr | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Farr is a Texas native who grew up in Dublin, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Farr graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and joined the City Vet staff. She and her husband have a 10 year old Bassett Hound named Sadie. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, and watching professional hockey. Her interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, pain management/anesthesia, and internal medicine.


Dr. Effie Giannopoulos | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Giannopoulos is originally from Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from vet school at Kansas State University in 1997. She worked in New Mexico for two years before moving to Dallas in 1999. She enjoys canine and feline medicine but has special interests in treating exotic animals and also in soft tissue surgery. She and her husband, Stephen, care for their "children" (5 dogs and 3 cats) at their home in Oak Cliff.


Dr. Catherine Griffin | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Griffin is originally from Houston, and joined City Vet in 2000. She completed her undergraduate work at Amherst College in Massachusetts, earning a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1992. She attended vet school at Texas A&M at College Station and graduated in 1996. After graduation, Dr. Griffin practiced for two years in Houston before moving to Dallas. She and her husband have two sons, and their two adopted canine children, Moses and Moxie. Her hobbies include fine arts, travel, painting, and keeping herself updated on current veterinary research.


Dr. Matt Murphy | Uptown

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Dr. Matt Murphy graduated from vet school at Texas A&M in 1998 with honors. He has been practicing in Dallas since his graduation. Matt is a Dallas native who currently lives in Plano with his wife Christy, son Patrick and their dogs Cory and Maude, along with Polly the Pig (guinea pig that is). Professionally, Matt's interests include internal medicine, exotics (especially guinea pigs), and a passion for dentistry. Besides his love for veterinary medicine, Matt is an avid cyclist. So don't be surprised if you see him riding to work.


Dr. Amanda Randle | Oak Lawn

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Amanda Grba Randle, DVM grew up in a suburb of Houston, TX. After graduating from The Woodlands High School in 1999, she started working towards her career dream of becoming a veterinarian by studying at Texas A&M University. She graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science in May 2002, and then started her journey through vet school.

In May 2006, she graduated from Texas A&M with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and shortly afterwards started her career in Wylie, TX at a dog, cat, horse practice. She met her husband, Mark, at that clinic after his dog ran into a cactus and they have been happily married since November 2007.

In June 2008, Dr. Randle started working at City Veterinary Center in Dallas to focus her attention on dogs and cats. In addition to serving pets and people at CityVet, she is extremely excited about the opportunity to help start Mission Veterinary Clinic, which provides lost cost services to those in need through Christ's leadership. In her free time Dr. Randle enjoys spending time with her husband, riding her horse, playing with her dogs, hiking, traveling, and mission trips.


Dr. Lara Schwab | Flower Mound

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Dr. Schwab graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has worked in the Dallas area since graduation. She joined City Vet in March of 2006. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She has two dogs, Brittney and Annie, and two cats, Lucy and Chyna. In her free time she enjoys off-roading in her jeep, gardening, and horseback riding.


Dr. Erin Tate | Uptown

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Dr. Erin Tate graduated from vet school at Texas A&M in 1999. She and Dr. Murphy have been practicing together for the past nine years. Erin is a Denton native who spent her undergraduate years at The University of North Texas. She shares her house with 5 cats; Sideways, Aspen, Devo, Boomer, Bo and Luke; a bunny named Sherman, an energetic golden retriever named Chester, and two nameless frogs. Dr. Erin's interests in feline medicine, exotics and internal medicine keep her busy, but not too busy to spend time with her husband, Scott. In her spare time, Erin enjoys photography, reading, and spending time scoping out the best patios in Dallas.


Dr. Shawna Walters | Uptown

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Dr. Shawna Walters grew up in Olney, Maryland and completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Texas A&M University. She received her veterinary degree from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2003. After graduation she joined The Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin as an associate veterinarian and spent 5 years practicing emergency medicine in a high volume referral hospital. Shawna has recently moved to Dallas to join City Veterinary Center - Uptown. Her medical interests include exotic animal medicine, emergency/critical care, and canine theriogenology (reproductive medicine). Dr. Walters has 4 Rhodesian Ridgebacks: Oso, Irie, Chianti and Tiva; 1 horse, Promise and 1 prairie dog, Trinity.


Dr. Jeanne Hill | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Jeanne Hill grew up in Northern California, and graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. After spending several years working in equine and canine genetics, she decided to become a veterinarian and graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Her husband's job brought her to Dallas and she joined the City Veterinary Center team in December of 2008, where her interests include feline and canine internal medicine, dermatology, and geriatric care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, working on community spay & neuter projects, and chasing fireflies with her son, Broden, daughter, Maia, and cat, Fish.

Dr. Chip Cannon | Oak Lawn

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Dr. Cannon opened City Veterinary Center in 1999 with the goal of bringing top quality veterinary care to downtown Dallas and helping our city's rescue groups provide care for homeless and unwanted animals. Dr. Cannon was born and raised in and around Dallas. He attended Texas A&M both for his undergraduate studies and vet school; graduating in the top of his class. After graduation he worked at a mixed practice in Wylie, Texas specializing in everything from hampsters to Clydesdales. After returning to Dallas, he practiced at a small animal clinic in Carrollton before founding City Vet. He is married and has four daughters, two dogs and two horses. His hobbies and interests include orthopedic surgery, caffeine, and playing hockey.