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Meet our Staff

Practice Owner

Rebecca Froelich, DVM  I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania where animals were a large part of my life. However it wasn't until high school that I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University in 1989 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1993. Very early in my veterinary school days I realized that, although horses are what brought me into this profession, dogs and cats are my passion to treat as a veterinarian.

After graduation I married, moved to Arlington and in May of 1994, I found my home here at Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic. Being able to help you and your pets brings me fulfillment every day. I value most the relationships we have built over the years and look forward to the new ones to come.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association. I also am very proud to have Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic be certified as an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) hospital. Maintaining this distinction and level of practice is very important to me.

My personal life includes a wonderful husband, Wayne, our adopted children Nicole, Thomas, Gavin, Dakota, and Serenity, two dogs, two cats, and one horse. In my free time I love reading, riding and taking care of my family. The clinic is my pride and joy and I am blessed to have such wonderful staff members and clients. Thank you for being a part of my family here in Texas.

Associate Veterinarians

Nancy Bader, DVM Dr. Bader When I was growing up in Alabama, I was inspired to become a veterinarian, and pursued my dream at Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978. I moved to Texas soon after graduation, and have been associated with our clinic since its inception in 1980. I really enjoy doing surgery at our clinic and working part time. I am grateful that every day we get to celebrate the wonderful relationship between companion pets and their owners.

I have a young adult son and three pets. My dogs are a female Sheltie named Abby and a male Boston terrier named Mike. Our cat is an orange tabby named Bob. My hobbies are reading, swimming, horse back riding, and walking my dogs.

I enjoy being active in my profession, having served as a past officer in the Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association and past board member of the Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Clinic. I maintain active memberships in our state and national professional associations and enjoy pursuing continuing education through these groups. I am currently an adjunct instructor at Cedar Valley College, teaching in the veterinary technician program. I feel lucky to be a part of a wonderful profession that allows me to help pets and their owners.

Christine Kocher, DVM Dr. Kocher My plans to become a veterinarian began at age 10 when pet sitting for neighbors and family.

So, with determination and a love for animals, I graduated from Texas A&M with a Biomedical Science degree in 1993 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997. I have been practicing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over sixteen years. Areas of special interest are dermatology, internal medicine, and suturing skills in wound care. I truly enjoy educating new pet owners about their puppy, kitten, or adult dogs and cats and how, together, we can give their pet the best care for a happy life.

My family and I enjoy traveling the U.S. and Europe. Hans, my husband, and sons, Anthony and Christopher also enjoy Friday pizza and movie night and playing board games together. "Family" at our house includes our German shepherd, Korra, 3 cats, Simba, Kovu, and Keara, and a tank full of mollies, a catfish, and 2 shrimp.

Jennifer Benton, DVM Dr. Benton I received my degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. I find veterinary medicine a very exciting and satisfying career and enjoy everyday I am blessed with the opportunity to assist families with their pet companions.

I look forward to educational seminars and programs that allow me to utilize more effective prevention programs and sound treatments for sick animals. Communicating with and educating pet owners on the importance of preventive care when pets are healthy and treatment plans when their pet is sick or injured are ways I can share what I have learned.

My husband, Matt, and three sons, Zach, Nate, and Garrick enjoy family time, the outdoors, being involved with church activities, and opportunities to learn about nature and our earth. Our home is shared with Duncan, our dog, our cat, Jasmine, and various other small creatures such as fish and earthworms, (one of those nature lessons).

Margaret Thompson, DVM Dr. Thompson “I am delighted to have the privilege of caring for the animals God has given us to enrich our lives.”

Dr. Thompson begins the next phase of her missionary work as Veterinary Medical Advisor with Christian Veterinary Mission in Tanzania to work with Food for His Children. This organization truly enriches lives by providing the most needy in villages with a dairy goat, education on animal husbandry, and agricultural techniques for its sustenance. The results are additional nutrition for the children, additional financial stability for the recipient families, and community benefits such as school and medical care. Through her faith and gift of service, Dr. Thompson will be an example of Christian love and hope. 2014

Mary King, DVM Dr. King My best friend Mittens, a grey tabby, inspired me to become a Veterinarian around the age of nine. Mittens was a fighter and needed care for his wounds regularly. I began working at a Veterinary Hospital in high school to begin the path to fulfill my dream of becoming a Veterinarian.

I graduated from Texas A&M

My husband Curtis and I live in Azle with our wonderful 4-legged family. The dogs - Daisy, Stubbs, Rufus, Maggie and the cats - William Wallace, Rory, and Ibo are the sunshine rays of our life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and especially my little brother Ryan from Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Resa Meinholdt, Office Manager Resa I am so happy to be a member of the wonderful staff here at JLRAC, supporting the doctors and team members as they care for our clients' animal companions! With very few exceptions, my life has always been shared with a dog, a cat, or one of a menagerie of small animal pets. My working background is comprised of 18 plus years of office management in specialty medical practices in Austin and Dallas, plus support staff positions in medical/dental since 1976. I am thankful everyday for knowledge I have gained thus far and the opportunity to work and learn among the caring staff in this well established, dedicated, and passionate veterinary practice.
Heather Clark, Registered Veterinary Technician Heather Clark My name is Heather Clark. I graduated from Cedar Valley College in 1989 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Soon after I graduated, I earned my R.V.T. license to practice in the state of Texas. I have worked at Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic since 1997. I have a husband named Monty, who I have been married to since May of 1992. We have 2 children, Joseph and Faith. We live in Burleson on 28 acres with our two horses, Ace and Lucy, 2 dogs, Ashlee and Jessie, 2 cats, Midnight and Tommy Boy, 12 chickens, and 1 rooster, 2 Turkeys, 2 goats, momma and Rosie, and 1 cow which is a polled Hereford named Elisa. My son shows her at our Johnson County Live Stock Shows and Fort worth .We also enjoy camping, swimming, boating, and being with each other.

Ashley Wall, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker Ashley Wall I am originally from Amarillo, Texas. My family is currently spread all over! I have two older brothers and two older sisters which makes me the baby of the family. My daughter and I have three dogs and two cats. Animals are a passion of mine ever since I can remember. I plan to finish school to be an RVT and maybe one day become a DVM. I love working for JLRAC because they truly care for all animals that come in here and are like a family to me.

Jessica Leverett, Veterinary Assistant Jessica Leverett Hi, my name is Jessica. I graduated from UTA in 2008 and I started working at Jason Little Road Animal Clinic in January 2009. I love working with animals and am excited to be a part of the staff! My husband and I are currently expecting our first child in October! I also share my home with three cats Brutus, Sophie, and Kitty, and a half-moon conure named Wilma.

Megan Shorter, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker Megan Shorter Hello! I have had the pleasure of working at JLRAC since December 2005, 8 great years with the doctors and staff helping pet parents with the health of their pets. I love this clinic with all my heart and so will you and your pets!

I am the proud mother of 3 dogs and 3 cats. My wonderful boyfriend, John, has the same love for animals and passion for life as I do. Currently, I am enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington working towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner and experiencing the human side of medicine while working at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. I am glad to say that I will still be a part of the team at JLRAC working with our kennel boarders and when needed on an as needed basis.

Shannon Annen, Veterinary Technician in Training, Surgical Assistant, Computer Support Shannon Annen Hi, my name is Shannon. I started working at JLRAC in 2005. I have worked as an animal caretaker, a receptionist, a veterinary assistant, and a surgical assistant. I have a wonderful husband, Matt, and a beautiful son, Wyatt. We also have two four-legged babies: a senior cat named Charlie and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kensi. I'm so grateful to Dr. Froelich for giving me the opportunity to be a part of her team.
Allison Shaw, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker Allison Shaw Hi there! I’ve always loved animals and they bring a great joy to my life. I was a client before working as part of the team here at Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic. I have a seven year old Golden Retriever mix named Lacie, and care for my friend’s animals in my spare time. I feel honored to be here and love caring for your furry friends!

Sarah Cowan, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker Sarah Cowan My name is Sarah and I have always loved animals. I have a boxer/ pit bull mix, two cats, two birds, plus I babysit for my brother's Lab. I'm happy to be a part of the Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic team and have been for about 2 years, I've worked in the kennel and as a room assistant, I enjoy meeting our clients and all the dogs and cats that come to the clinic for care.

Sarah Smith, Front Desk Client Services Lead Sarah Smith My name is Sarah, I started working at Jason Little Road in July of 2012. I enjoy my job and getting to work with such wonderful co-workers including my sister Stephanie. I love getting to talk with our clients and interacting with their fur babies. I will be getting married in April 2014 and together we will have 5 kids.

Grace Bush, 4-H Student Grace Bush Hi! My name is Grace Bush. I am currently a senior in high school and a 4-H student. Ever since I was little, I have had a love for animals. Any time someone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them I wanted to be a veterinarian. This is why I am interning here through 4-H. Dr. Froelich and the staff at JLRAC have been so kind to let me work here. I enjoy taking care of your pets in the kennel and seeing all of the friendly faces that come through our clinic each day.

I also have an orange tabby named Jedidiah and a black Labrador blue heeler mix named Bella. Jedidiah thinks he's a dog and can sit, lay down, and, sometimes, roll over. Bella likes to play keep away and has a full repertoire of tricks.

Kelli Hughes, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker Kelli Hughes Hi! My name is Kelli Hughes. I love all animals and its an honor to be working with your family dogs and cats here at JLRAC. I am the youngest in my family. I have an older sister and three brothers. I also have three dogs. I used to be a pet sitter but I wanted to move forward and pursue my dream of working with animals in a veterinary setting. I will be one of the lucky staff members taking care of your pet when boarding or needing care throughout the day. I enjoy seeing and getting to spend time with your pet companions.

Stephanie Colmenero, Front Desk Client Services Stephanie Colmenero My name is Stephanie. I have been here at JLRAC since November of 2012. I am very thankful that I have been given this opportunity to work with all these amazing women as well as gaining more knowledge and building relationships with our clients and their pets. Everyday is a new learning experience. On a personal note I am the youngest of 4 girls, which makes me the queen of "hand-me-downs". My boyfriend and I have a son, Andres, who is a huge mama's boy and the love of my life.

Amanda Kee, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker  Amanda KeeHi! My name is Amanda Kee and I will be the person taking care of your pet during their stay in our kennel. I have been at JLRAC for a while now and I really enjoy getting to know your pet companions, their personalities, and helping them feel at home while here. My boyfriend, Erick, and I live in Arlington along with our two dogs, Hime and Toshi.

Cynthia Buckner, Front Desk Client ServicesI‘ve enjoyed working in the veterinary field for over 25 years, 7 of those here at Jason Little Road Animal Clinic. I absolutely love speaking with our clients and spoiling their pets. My jacket pocket is always stocked with treats and many of our pet patients know where to find me to receive their reward and a scratch under the chin or behind the ears. Along with doting over our clients‘ pets, I have five dogs at home and cherish them all. I enjoy travel, reading, horseback riding, swimming and family events.

Nicole Lopez, Animal CaretakerNicole LopezHi there! I am proud to have been with Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic since 1997. It's the compassionate clients, staff, and sweet licks from their pets that have kept me a part of this beautiful place. I obtained a Business degree from UTA and have since decided to continue caring for the animals at JLRAC on the weekends!

Hours:   Monday-Friday 7:30-6:30   &   Saturday 7:30-12:30 Proudly Serving the DFW Metroplex for More Than 30 Years