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Our Team

Your Trusted Veterinary Team in Tyler, TX

Meet our Doctors

Sharon Phillips

Sharon Phillips, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Sharon Phillips was born and raised in Fort Worth TX.  She attended Texas A&M for both undergraduate and veterinary school.  Sharon received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and worked in Fort Worth for 3 years before moving to Tyler in 1997.  She started her career here at Tyler Veterinary Center that same year.

Dr. Phillips met her husband Lee, a Tyler native, at A&M, and they have 2 children.  Their son, Keith, is an electrical engineer in Houston, and their daughter, Sarah, is studying for her PhD in Chemistry at Penn State.

When not at work, Sharon is busy taking care of their many dogs, cats, horses, and chickens.  She also volunteers with Therapet and the SPCA of East Texas.  More than 50 foster animals have cycled through the Phillips household over the last 10 years.  Sharon’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, and reading.


Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Sarah Watson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M, where she was in the Corps of Cadets and The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. At that time, she moved to Tyler, where her husband Ruben is from.

Dr. Watson and Ruben have 3 children, 3 dogs (Chloe, Elvis Presley, and Elle) and a cat (Merlin). Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors and listening to live music. Some of her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, traveling, hiking, and fitness.


Sarah Watson

Haleigh Arent, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Arent was born in Garland, TX, before moving to Nebraska at the age of 6. She returned to Texas to complete high school and then pursued her bachelor’s of science at Angelo State University. After graduating in 2011 she began studying for her master’s while working full-time at Alvarado veterinary clinic. Dr. Arent graduated in 2015 with a master’s in veterinary forensic science from the University of Florida. She went on to attend veterinary school at Oklahoma State University and received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in May 2021. Her passions include horseback riding, hiking & rescuing animals in need. She can often be found fostering or rehabilitating pets before finding them their forever home. Dr. Arent’s dream is to one day start her own animal rescue hospital. where she can make sure every animal gets the chance to feel safe, happy, and healthy.


Meet our Staff

Chelsea Douglas
Abe, Technician Trainer

Abe has been with Tyler Vet Center for 7 years. He is our Gentle Giant, all the pets love him! He has 2 pets, Lucius & Camila. He enjoys playing just about any type of sport during his free time & is a huge Dallas Cowboys Fan. He’s also always trying new food & singing a tune!


Rick Rivera
Rick, Associate Technician

Rick has over 25 years in the Veterinary industry & 16 of those have been with Tyler Vet Center. He’s a California transplant who loves his wife Linda & triplet sons, his 3 dogs Chief, Candy & Axl & he loves spending his time exploring nature.


Jose Lopez
Jose, Associate Technician

Jose has worked with animals since 1991 & has been a technician for Tyler Vet Center for 20+ years. He has been married to his wife Veronica for 35 years & has 4 children. He loves spending his time surrounded by his beautiful family & listening to some good music!


Jose Lopez
Kayla, Associate Technician

Kayla has been with Tyler Vet Center as a technician for 2 years. She has 2 Cats, Calia & Nico, and 2 dogs, Camila & Chica. She enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys, playing video games & playing soccer in her free time. She is most passionate about caring for pets in need.


Jose Lopez
Kamryn, Associate Technician

Kamryn is our newest addition to Tyler Vet Center! She has been a tech with us for 6 months. Before joinging our team, Kamryn worked at a ranch raising cattle so she is comfortable working with animals. She has the best behaved cat named Roo & in her free time, she loves working out, reading & traveling. While she has a passion for animals, She hopes to earn a degree in criminal justice one day


Jose Lopez
Campbell, Associate Technician

Campbell has been with Tyler Vet Center as a technician for 2 years. She started as a crazy cat lady until she read a book about German Shepherds & now she has 3 of her own! She is a full time student at UT Tyler & is currently applying to Veterinary School.


Jose Lopez
Jordyn, Client Service Lead

Jordyn may be new to the Veterinary industry but she has been in management for over 15 years. 2 years ago she moved back home to east texas after being in Dallas & has been at Tyler Vet center ever since. Her 2 nieces & her resuce Yorkie, Baker are her pride & joy. She offers pet sitting, attends Green Acres Baptist Church & is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Don’t let the tattoos fool you, shes a real sweetheart!


Abraham Castellano
Sara, Associate Receptionist

Sara has been in the Veterinary industry for 3 years as a Technician. For the last year, she has been with Tyler Vet as a Receptionist, so she is well-versed on each side! She has a Corgi-Weenie named Malibu & loves music, coffee & of course, pet sitting for you!


Jose Lopez
Jissica, Practice Manager

Jissica moved to Tyler in 2020 with over 20 years of experience in the Veterinary industry. She is celebrating her 3rd year at Tyler Vet Center & 1st year as the Practice Manager. She loves spending time with her family, baking, reading & being outdoors.