VCA DeSoto Animal Hospital

Client Services

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    Ellen Clickard
    School: Howard Payne University

    Ellen joined our team in 2003! She lives in Italy with her husband, 2 year old son, Colton, Bunnie, a 13 year old chocolate Labrador, Chance, a 6 year old yellow Labrador, and their horse, Copper.  She graduated from Duncanville High School in 2000.  Ellen enjoys time with her family and friends during her free time.  However, Colton keeps her pretty busy having to follow him around everywhere!!  Over the years, God has given Ellen a realization that this family, VCA DeSoto Animal Hospital, is where she belongs because she gets to help clients and their babies on a daily basis!  We here it said sometimes and she truly believes it, "You can't find a place like this anywhere else!"


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    Staci Melton

    Staci was born in Topeka, Kansas and moved to Cedar Hill in 1987. As a child, Staci was an avid basketball, volleyball and softball player, as well as participating in the FFA program. In 1996 she won Reserve Grand Cahmpion out of 1200 market hogs at Centennial Fort Worth Stock Show. Following high school graduation, she attended Cedar Valley College and has worked for veterinary hospitals since she was 15. She has been employed at VCA Desoto Animal Hospital since 2002. She has two children, Kelsea, 15 a high school freshman and Max, 9, in third grade.  Her 4 legged family members are 2 kitties, Khleopatra and Sargeant Popcorn.


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    Amy Argumaniz

    Hi!  My name is Amy Argumaniz.  I have really been here for almost 6 years, but a few months ago I left to go find myself!  All I did was find myself back here where I belong!!!  I make it a habit of spoiling your babies while they are here in our care.  This is Cirr Duke Woodson in the picture with me.  He is an honorary member of my "boyfriend club!!!!"


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    Sarah Bliss

    Sarah was born in Dallas and moved to Desoto with her family when she was 6 months old. The oldest of four children, she spent her childhood in Desoto and graduated from Desoto High School. After spending a few years attending Mountain View College and the University of Texas at Austin, Sarah came to work for VCA Desoto Animal Hospital in October of 2007. This is a good fit for Sarah since her family has been clients of the hospital for over 20 years. Sarah is married to Zac and their family consists of 2 dogs named Dahlia and Watson, and 3 cats, Lola, Reggie and Juno.


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    Dori Elswick

    Dori was born in Massachusetts, but move to Texas in 2009 with her best friend of 15 years, who is now her husband!  Dori has 2 4-legged "kids" (but no kids currently with 2 legs!!!).  Friend is a 14 year old cat and Probie is a 1 year old cat.  Dori has worked at a few different vet clinics for a total of 12 years!  She loves helping people AND their pets!!


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    Ashley Hicks

    Ashley was born in Maryland and moved to Cedar Hill in 1992, graduating from Cedar Hill High School. She recently married her high school sweetheart, Juan, in June of 2013. She has a 7 year old daughter named Esperanza and a 2 year old named Victoria. Her other kids with 4 legs are Sophie, a 15 year old Chihuahua, Bianca, a 3 year old Staffordshire Terrier, and Marley, a 1 year old Staffordshire Terrier. At the same time as working here at VCA DeSoto, she also takes care of her father who has dementia. She loves her job because she gets to help people and pets - what better job is there than to be able to love on pets every day?

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours, call our sister hospital, VCA Metroplex Veterinary Hospital,  at 700 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062 972-438-7113

Or

I-20 Veterinary Hospital 871-478-9238

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