Our Veterinary Staff

Sadie Nelson

Practice Manager

Sadie attended Texas A&M University in Commerce where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2008. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and joined our team in 2016. When Sadie is not at work, she is caring for a busy household consisting of her husband, Kevin, two young sons, 4 horses, 3 dogs, 10 chickens, and one cat. She enjoys spending time outside with her family and animals including ATV riding in the mountains and horseback riding. She is passionate about engagement with the team at CMAH as well as customer service and patient care.

Vickie Kennedy

Receptionist

Vickie has been a receptionist at Custer McDermott Animal Hospital since September of 2003. From 1989-2000, Vickie lived in Hong Kong, China, and the Philippines. Before moving overseas, Vickie worked 9 years for Myers Financial Corporation in the Land Development department. Currently, she lives in Frisco and enjoys the company of her cats, Callie and Hobbs. In her spare time, Vickie likes to spend time reading, seeing movies and of course spending time with her cats.

Rebecca Smith

Receptionist

Rebecca Smith has been a part of the Veterinary Field since 2007, joining the CMAH family in October 2017. Originally from Georgia/Florida, she moved to the great state of Texas in 2006. When Rebecca’s smiling face is not there to greet you at our reception desk, she is either cuddling up with a good book, spending time outdoors; hiking, gardening, camping, walking her Labrador George, or spending time with her husband Austin and 3 sons.

Bailey Fields

Veterinary Technician

Bailey Field has been in the Veterinary Field since 2013, working her way up from a Kennel Assistant to a Veterinary Technician. She joined the CMAH family in November 2018. As a child, she loved animals and would read and learn as much as she could about them, until she was old enough to work with them. She is a mom to 1 dog, 2 cats; one of which is a 3 legged Siamese. When she is not traveling with her family, she enjoys reading, video games, and spending time with her animals.

Tammy Spade

Veterinary Technician

Tammy has been a Veterinary Technician since early 2016. Tammy joined the team at CMAH in March 2017. As a child, Tammy knew she wanted to work with animals someday, but put that dream on hold to start a family with her husband Steve. Tammy and Steve recently celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. Tammy has 3 cats and 3 dogs. In her free time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite tv shows, spending time with her 9 grandkids, and traveling.

Lindsey Walker

Veterinary Technician

Lindsey is a Texas born Tennessean. She moved back at the beginning of 2017 to be closer to her Texas family. She has been a veterinary technician for almost 4 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. Lindsey has two dogs who love to hang out in the creek and camp. She also has a cat who doesn’t care much for the outdoors. Lindsey is grateful to be a part of the team at CMAH and looks forward to new adventures!

Bronte Hampton

Veterinary Technician

Bronte joined Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in 2015. She is the proud owner of a Pit Bull named Athena, and she is an animal enthusiast. She was born in Wichita, Kansas. She considers herself a Texan at heart, minus the fact that she is a die-hard Oklahoma fan. She moved to Texas when she was eight years old. She has had animals all her life, and absolutely adores them. Taking a vet tech class in high school showed her that working with animals was what she wanted to do with her life. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places with Athena, taking her on walks and training her to do new tricks. She believes that animals let us into their lives so we should do the same for them, and a little bit more. She is thankful to be a part of the CMAH family!

Callie Moseley

Veterinary Technician

Callie has been a veterinary technician since 2008, joining the CMAH family in May of 2016. Originally from Louisiana, she spent most of her life in the Plano/Allen area. She and her husband Perry welcomed a son, Josh, in 2006, later adding 3 cats (Elvis, Willie Nelson, and Beyonstray) and a Dachshund (Drake). In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and volunteering at the second chance SPCA; offering her technical skills performing laboratory testing, and fostering kittens.

Frances Vaughan

Veterinary Technician

After raising a family and moving to McKinney in June of 2003, Frances began to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She started out as a receptionist and attended classes to become a registered veterinary technician. With a lifelong love for animals and always having pets as part of her family, the choice was not a hard one to make. Frances joined the Custer McDermott staff in April 2006 as a veterinary technician. Helping clients take care of their pets, which in many cases are like family members, is one of the aspects of veterinary medicine that Frances enjoys the most. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Polo, Noel, and Ricon. Frances also enjoys fishing, hiking, and trail riding on her Morgan horse, Skeeter.

Kelsey Chatigny

Veterinary Technician

Kelsey graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2017, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. She began following her passion in 2010 with volunteering at the McKinney SPCA and has continued in the veterinary field since. Kelsey joined the Custer McDermott staff in June of 2018. In the future, she plans to attend veterinary school and pursue Equine Reproduction afterwards. Kelsey enjoys working with her two dogs Sammy, a Rhodesian Ridgeback; and Chloe, a Jack Russell Terrier; competing at shows with her horse, Cuervo, and spending time with her family in her free time.

Priya Rani

Veterinary Technician

Priya graduated from Allen High school and she is currently attending the small and large animal program at Cedar Valley college to pursue her career in the veterinary field. Working with animals is truly a passion of hers and she works hard to learn as much as possible while taking the best care of any animal she comes across. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys reading, painting, being outdoors, being involved with her church, and volunteering for charitable causes. She aspires to continue to work with animals and children in a nurturing environment and those less fortunate.

Curstin Williams

Veterinary Technician

Curstin has lived in Texas for most her life and she has always had a very big interest in animals since childhood. Wanting to get as much experience as possible in the veterinary world, she took all the classes she could in high school, and completed a 2 year program at a vocational school allowing her to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family. She is currently the owner of a schnauzer terrier mix named Bella, however she credits her childhood dog Brownie, a lab mix, for being there for her while she grew up.

Wendy Gillman

Veterinary Assistant

Wendy has been working with animals off and on for over 20 years, joining the CMAH family in January 2018.  She has always loved working with animals, and taking part in the progression of animal care over the years. In 2008, she married the love of her life, Ryan, who embraces her love for animals; especially those with special needs. They have a 3 legged Brittany named Bud, a Douge De Bordeaux named Cre, a Leopard Tortoise name Turtle, 2 crested geckos, and a veiled chameleon. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband trying food from other cultures, cooking, baking, reading, watching movies, taking walks with her dogs, and fostering animals.

Ashley Priest

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley Priest joined the CMAH family in April 2018. She has known she wanted to pursue a career in the Veterinary field since she was 6 years old, and after enrolling in a Veterinary program at Plano Senior High School, it has allowed her to dedicate more time to her passion for learning about Veterinary Science. She is currently enrolled as a freshman at Texas A&M University majoring in Animal Science. She takes pride in her role as her High School’s FFA President and raises market pigs. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with friends. Test