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Our Team

Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Tyler Veterinary Center! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Meet our Doctors

Jeff Lancaster

Dr. Jeff Lancaster

Veterinarian

Dr. Jeff is a native of Tyler and graduated from Robert E. Lee High school. Afterward, he attended Tyler Junior College and he furthered his education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M. Dr. Jeff received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine while at Texas A&M in 1989 and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

In 1989, he founded Tyler Veterinary Center, where he practices small animal medicine. Two of his special areas of interest are Dermatology and General Surgery.

When not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with these three children: Kelli, Ben, and Jake. There are two special ladies in Dr. Jeff’s life- his bird dogs Molly and June. Some of his hobbies are playing golf, flying his plane, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Sharon Phillips

Dr. Sharon Phillips

Veterinarian

Dr. Phillips was born and raised in Fort Worth until attending Texas A&M in 1986 where she received both her undergraduate degree and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1993, she moved back to Fort Worth and worked at Westcreek Animal Hospital for 4 years. In 1997, she and her husband Lee, who is a Tyler native, moved back to the Flint area. At that time, she became an associate veterinarian at Tyler Veterinary Center, where she continues to practice.

Currently, Dr. Phillips lives in Flint with her husband, Lee, and their two children, Keith and Sarah, who are students at Texas A&M University. They share their home with 5 dogs: Joe, Hazel, Apollo, Louie, and Puff Puff, as well as five cats. She and her family are active in their church, Dayspring Methodist Church, located here in Tyler. When not at work, she volunteers with the Therapet Organization, which uses dogs to help in human rehabilitation and hospital visitation. Dr. Phillips also volunteers for the SPCA of East Texas and is a foster home for this program. A few more of her favorite hobbies include cooking, gardening, and reading.

Sarah Watson

Dr. Sarah Watson

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 welcomed their first child into the world in July 2018- a beautiful daughter named Rosalie Scarlett Watson. They also have three dogs (Chloe, Elvis Presley, and Elle) and two cats (Tywin and 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, surfing, fishing, and fitness.

Meet our Staff

Chelsea Douglas
Chelsea Douglas, Receptionist

Meet Chelsea Douglas! She joined the TVC team in January 2016 and came to us with 6 years in the pet care industry. Chelsea is owned by a 10-year-old Old English Bulldog named Allison, who is the love of her life! When not at work, she enjoys Aggie football, shooting her bow, and hanging with her friends and family.

Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez, Technician

Jose is a native of Tyler and has been working with animals since 1991. In 2003, he joined Dr. Lancaster at Tyler Veterinary Center. Jose and his wife, Veronica, have 4 children and are very active with their church. When away from the clinic, Jose enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Rick Rivera
Rick Rivera, Technician

Rick moved from California to Texas in 2007, where he began working at Tyler Veterinary Center. He brings 20-plus years of experience with him. He is married with triplet sons who are active in the American Sign Language community. Rick enjoys spending time with his friends and family when he isn’t at work.

Abraham Castellano
Abraham Castellano, Technician

Abraham came to Tyler Vet in September 2016, and we are happy to have him. You will typically see Abraham when dropping off or picking up your pet. Abraham has a one-eyed chihuahua named Brownie that he has had for about 12 years. When not at work, Abe enjoys playing just about any type of sport. He is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and loves eating and trying new food!

Rick Rivera
Katelyn, Clinical Lead
Joined the team in May of 2021. She is owned by a very needy seven year old Yorkie named Calvin, who is the most spoiled little man. In her free time she loves to go fishing with her fiance and enjoys spending time with family. Katelyn is, “So happy to be a part of the TVC family” and we are just as happy to have her!
Abraham Castellano
TannA Ivey, receptionist
Tanna is another friendly face you will see when you walk through the door of Tyler Veterinary Center. Tanna grew up living the “Cowboy” life and has a thick country accent, you will adore. She is a cow enthusiast! Some of her favorites are Red Angus cows, Belted Gallaways, and Brangus cows. When she is not spending time with her giant pets, she likes to go dancing and enjoys spending time with family and friends.