Our Veterinary Staff

Lindsey Walker

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!


Nicole has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years. She has worked as a kennel technician, technician, receptionist, and practice manager. She has always enjoyed working with animals. Her one-eyed cat, Lovebug, was a rescue. Nicole and her husband James have 3 children. She volunteers at PSA as a coach for soccer and cheerleading. When Nicole is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family, reading, and teaching Sunday school.


Bio coming soon

Sadie Nelson

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.

Tammy Spade

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.

Bronte Hampton


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!

Vickie Kennedy


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.



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.



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.



Krista is a native Texan who lives in McKinney with her fiancé, Ben, two young boys, and her extended 4-legged family which includes Roxxi, a Rottweiler; Buck, a Pit Bull mix; Champ, a Boston Terrier; and 2 turtles. After receiving training as a veterinary assistant, Krista joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital family eager to use her skills and make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. During her spare time, she loves flea markets, cooking, shopping, and crafting. Having been raised around fur babies her entire life; Krista has found her calling as an advocate for animals of all breeds.



Meredith has been at Custer McDermott since August 2013. She started working during high school as a veterinary assistant and has worked her way through various positions including technician and receptionist. Currently, she is a junior at Texas A&M studying Animal Science and planning on becoming a veterinarian in a few years. Meredith enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family and training service dogs with Patriot Paws.



Michael attended the University of North Texas and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a double minor in chemistry and social sciences. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2013 and joined the Custer McDermott staff in November of 2016. In the future, he plans on attending veterinary school and is currently in the process of applying for acceptance. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, playing x-box, and spending time with his grey tabby named Scooter.