Meet Our Veterinarians

Dedicated, innovative and compassionate, our veterinary clinic’s team of highly skilled veterinarians are committed to providing the best pet health care for your beloved pets.

Dr. Shawan - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

Because of Dr. Shawhan’s exceptional care for animals and his commitment to his community; JVAH has grown to be recognized as one of Houston’s premier full service animal hospitals.

Dr. Shawhan received his DVM from Louisiana State University in 1981.  He purchased Jersey Village Animal Hospital in 1983 with the goal of providing exceptional care to every patient.

Dr. Shawhan received the Humanitarian Award from Houston Pet Placement League and was named one of the Best Veterinarians by Houston Magazine in 2004.  His special interests include reconstructive and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Shawhan enjoys golf and spending time with his wife, Tracy and 3 sons, Matt, Grant and Brad.  He has a Vizsla, Guenther, a Maltese, Mia, and 4 cats, Murphy, Weeger, Winston and Hugo.

Dr. Stenseng - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

Dr. Stenseng joined Jersey Village Animal Hospital in July 2009. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stanford University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dentistry, and oncology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Stenseng has two dogs, a 3-legged Rottweiler, Grover, and a pit bull, Cha Cha. In her free time, she likes singing, playing piano, reading, and tennis.

Dr. Melcher - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

Dr. Melcher joined Jersey Village Animal Hospital in May 2013. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Entomology from Texas A&M University in May 2009, and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M.

Dr. Melcher’s veterinary interest include ophthalmology and preventative medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Melcher is a native Houstonian who lives with her husband, Evan, and their Boxer Roxi. In their free time, she and her husband volunteer at their church. Dr. Melcher also enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Ray - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

Dr. Erin Ray joined Jersey Village Animal Hospital in June of 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in May of 2011 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015.

Dr. Ray’s special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, endocrinology, and reproduction. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Ray and her husband, James, are new residents of Houston along with their border collie mix, Phoebe, miniature schnauzer, Theodore, and cat, Scout. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and church family, playing indoor soccer, and DIYing.

Dr. Donovan - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital
Dr. Megan Donovan joined JVAH in May 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from LSU in May 2015 and graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2018.

Her special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, baking, eating, and spending time with her family and Shih Tzu, Presley.

Dr. Preston - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital
Dr. Mallory Preston is a 2019 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she studied zoology and evolutionary biology at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Dr. Preston grew up working at her father’s veterinary practice in Lubbock, Texas, where she learned to care for companion and exotic animals and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife.

Dr. Preston’s professional interests include exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. She is Fear Free certified and uses positive reinforcement and medication to put even the most anxious animals at ease.

In her free time, Dr. Preston enjoys Latin dancing, live music and comedy shows, interior design, cooking, and rock climbing. She also volunteers for various conservation, sustainability, and social justice initiatives. Her family consists of two rescue dogs, a poodle mix named “Poppy” and a Lhasa apso mix named “Darwin.” Dr. Preston looks forward to serving you and your pets, whether they have feathers, scales, or fur.

Dr. Haese - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

Dr. Angela Haese joined Jersey Village Animal Hospital in 2006. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M University where she received both a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Haese is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Her interests in veterinary medicine include canine and feline internal medicine.

Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Haese enjoys traveling, reading, dining out, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.  She loves sharing a home with her husband, David, their wonderful children, Caden and Avery, and their pets, two cats, Scout and Adonis, and two dogs, a Chow/Chihuahua mix, Foxy, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Portia.

Meet Our Staff

Our knowledgeable, caring, and friendly staff understands that your pet’s health is your priority. That’s why our animal hospital hires the best in the industry and are very proud of our team. You’ll notice our excellence right away.

Jessica - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Grant - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Denise - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Angelica - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Hannah - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Elizabeth - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Ashley - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Sarai - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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Carol - Houston, TX - Jersey Village Animal Hospital

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