Dr. Jamie Whittenburg

Dr. Jamie Whittenburg is originally from Lubbock, TX. She attended undergraduate school at Texas Tech University and then spent years working as a veterinary technician in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area in both small animal and equine clinics before attending veterinary school. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Whittenburg then went on to pursue post-graduate training at Texas A&M University.

Following a move back to the Metroplex, she worked as an associate veterinarian in Fort Worth before the Hub City called her home. In Lubbock, Dr. Whittenburg continued her work as an associate veterinarian and in academia. The most exciting day in her career occurred on May 1st, 2013 when she opened her own hospital, Kingsgate Animal Hospital, right here in her hometown of Lubbock, TX. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Whittenburg’s world revolves around her adorable daughter. She also enjoys reading, outdoor activities, spending time with friends and is a small group leader in her church’s Kids’ Ministry.


Dr. Kathy Crouch

In 2003, Dr. Kathy Crouch moved to Lubbock and joined Dr. Larry Farley as an associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Center. In 2008, Dr. Crouch proudly opened her own clinic, South University Veterinary Hospital, where she and her capable staff served their clients for 10 years. Dr. Crouch joined us in January 2019.


Daniel Simpson

Daniel is a native of Lubbock. He graduated from Liberty Learning Center in 2012 and then began pursuing his love of animals as a veterinary technician. He has a guinea pig named Regina, a pit bull rescue named Rosie, two dachshunds named Daisy and Darwin, and a Yorkie mix named Ellie. In his free time Daniel enjoys attending church with friends and watching movies.

Summer Ray

Summer is from Roswell, New Mexico where she was a professional chef for her family’s restaurant. With a deep passion for animals, she moved to Lubbock to attend the Veterinary Technician program at Vista College. She completed the program and received her Associate’s in applied science. Summer enjoys being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners. Outside of work, Summer enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix, as well as crafting and cooking. She has a special affinity for animals with special needs. She shares her home with her bichon, “Cameron”, Poodle mix “Wynter”, Terrier mix “Griffin” and “Indy” her one-eyed cat.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — Anatole France

Kayla Spann

Kayla Spann is a Lubbock Native and graduated from Lubbock High School. She attended Vista College and received her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. She plans on taking her VTNE board exam to become a LVT this coming year. She has an 8yr old Cocker Spaniel mix named Flash. Her favorite singers are George Strait, Keith Whitley and Randy Travis. When not working, she enjoys to fish, hike, garden and cook.

Rebekah Morgan

Rebekah is from Artesia, New Mexico and will be starting the PennFoster Veterinary Technology program this fall. She has a big mutt named Leo, a Shepherd mix named Missy, a miniature poodle mix named Charlie, and a sweet kitty named Luci. She enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, playing softball, and watching Netflix with her pets.