(832) 521-5464
11934 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Jose Salazar , DVM, MS

Dr. Jose Salazar is the founder of Magnolia Veterinary Hospital. He completed his undergraduate work in 2004 with a bachelors in animal science, followed by a masters degree in equine reproductive physiology in 2009, and then his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M Veterinary school in 2011. Dr. Salazar enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but holds special interests in surgery and internal medicine cases.

Dr. Salazar highly values client-patient-doctor relationships, thus helping to strengthen the bonds between pets and their owners.

When not working Dr. Salazar loves to spend time with his wife Rebecca and son Rex. Having grown up on a ranch in central Texas he enjoys riding horses and working cows. Dr. Salazar has also managed to juggle a music career as Doc West Music since just prior to veterinary school. He still writes, records, and performs country music in the Texas Music scene.

Rebecca S Salazar, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Rebecca Salazar received her DVM from Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She complete her anesthesia and analgesia residency in 2015. She now works at Blue Pearl Emergency and Specialty Veterinary Hospital in Spring, Texas. She consults with Magnolia Veterinary Hospital and provides assistance to our management staff.

She has a particular interest in high risk anesthesia patients and pain management. When Dr. Salazar is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Jose and son Rex. She also enjoys horseback riding and traveling.

Lori, Practice Manager

Lori's passion for the veterinary field reaches back to her childhood! Born and raised in Magnolia, she attended and graduated from Magnolia High School in 2003. While in high school, she dedicated much of her time to FFA, and knew that caring for animals would be part of her future. In 2007, she began working as a veterinary technician, and her dedication to people, their pets, and this career led her into veterinary practice management. Lori has two sweet kiddos, Kyrstyn and Marshall, that take up most of her spare time. She and her family all enjoy fishing and spending time outdoors.

Emily Halliburton, LVT

Emily was born and raised in Conroe, now in the Woodlands. She graduated from Conroe High in 2009, and went to Lonestar Montgomery to get her core coursework completed. While deciding "what she wanted to be when she grew up", she got a job at a veterinary clinic. Emily started working in boarding and worked her way to VT assistant. She immediately fell in love with the veterinary field and the next year applied to LSC-Tomball continuing to work in the field while in school. Emily graduated in 2016 with Associates of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She is married with 4 fur-babies, including two dogs (Cowboy and Chesty), 1 cat (Leopold), and a hedgehog (Miss Piggy). In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling/exploring new places with her husband.

Lauren, CVA II

Lauren was always an animal lover, so of course veterinary medicine ran through her blood. Her adventure began in 2009, when she was working nights at a large animal hospital. After her first surgery, she knew she was hooked and wouldn't look back. She moved to small animal medicine in 2013. Working in wellness and emergency, eventually getting certified. She also recently completed her grooming certification. She continues to make leaps and bounds and she is persistent to never stop learning. She truly enjoys being a nurse and lending a helping hand in any way she can. She is an avid bully lover and conoscere. When she's not working she spends her time with her family and her 3 dogs; Phoenix and Ronan that are American bully's and Kalypso the Cane Corso.

Sarah, Client Care Coordinator

Sarah is new to the veterinary industry and is eager to hit the floor running. She has lived in Magnolia her entire life and while her career in the veterinary field is just now starting, her love for animals dates back to the first pet of her very own that she can remember, Skittles, her rabbit. She attended Magnolia High School where she was a member of the Texas Star Drill Team and graduated with honors in 2002. She began working at Hewlett-Packard shortly after graduation and worked there while taking night classes at the local college. In 2017 she obtained her Associates in Business from Lone Star College Tomball and is a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Alumni.
When Sarah isn't working she is constantly on the go with her 3 boys, Christian, Easton and Granger. Between baseball, football, basketball, soccer and band, there is never a dull moment. When Sarah and her little (and not so little) guys find a free moment, they enjoy spending time outdoors.

Recent Blog Posts

A New Year Equals New Opportunities to Be a Great Pet Owner!

Now that the calendar has officially flipped over to 2019, you may be focusing on meeting some new resolutions for the upcoming year. Perhaps one of those is to be an even greater pet owner than you already are. This is an excellent resolution, and Magnolia Veterinary Hospital wishes to offer some tips below to help you achieve it!

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Rethinking Pets for Presents

The thought of a cuddly puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree may be tempting, but think twice before giving a pet as a present. The months following the holidays are often the busiest time for shelters as new pet owners grow weary of their Christmas gifts and the unexpected demands they require. Some shelters estimate that 50 percent of pets given as gifts end up abandoned.

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Safe and Thankful

 

The hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is a part of the tradition for many families. But in the commotion, it's important to keep safety in mind for our four-legged family members. Our Magnolia Veterinary Hospital veterinary staff offers these Thanksgiving safety tips to help you all have a safe and special holiday!

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Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care

At Magnolia Veterinary Hospital our goal is to provide the best veterinary medical care possible with a cheerful, caring and compassionate attitude to help our patients live a long healthy life. We will always treat our patients and clients the way we would want our own pets and ourselves treated.

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