(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 works at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, and offers cardiac echocardiograms with us at MVH. 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.

Shelby, LVT

Shelby has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years now. She has always had an interest in animals since she was 5 years old and loves working with all types of animals. She graduated from Lonestar College Veterinary Technician Program in December of 2016 and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 2 years now. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fur babies and enjoying anything outdoors with her amazing boyfriend Lucas.

Zack, Veterinary Assistant

Zack has lived in Magnolia his whole life and has always had a passion for animals. He is an active member in his local FFA which includes Vet Med Skills. In previous years he has also been involved in their Horse Judging programs. Currently, Zack is an Athletic trainer for Magnolia High School. A devoted animal love, he has had a wide variety of animals at home including dogs, cats, fish, birds and a variety of reptiles.

Zack began working at Magnolia Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer and then joined our team about a year later. He is currently working on getting his CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant) Zack has 4 dogs. Forest, Bella , Zoey, and Charlie.

Outside of Magnolia Veterinary Hospital, when he's not taking care of pets, he's in the process of completing his EMT licensure.

Recent Blog Posts

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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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