Meet our Doctors
Sharon Phillips, DVM
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, DVM
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.
Haleigh Arent, DVM
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.