VCA DeSoto Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    April Hecht
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College

    April was born and raised in Bay City Michigan and moved to the Dallas area in 2008 because she wanted to live in a warmer climate!!!  April graduated from technician school in 2012 and is now our technician supervisor.  She recently got married to Mark and they live with a houseful of fur babies: 3 Horses: (Wayne, Gus and Kodee), 4 Labradors: (King, Chase, Dodge and Cledus Earl), and a Great Dane (Marley). 3 Cats: Minnie Mouse, Pixie (aka Momma Kitty) and her kitten Kinsler. 2 Rabbits (Maxine and Simon) and chickens.   She helps rescue groups with bottle feeding and raising puppies and kittens from just days old!!


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Emily Olswold
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College

    Emily is a Texan, having grown up in Ovilla.  She and her husband moved to Lancaster after their marriage in 1998, and live there today with thier daughter, Logan.  They share their home with two loveable mutts; Six, a Spitz mix and Kai, an American pit bull terrier mix.  Emily is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX.  She enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her family.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Charity Weeden
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College

    Charity lives in south Dallas and graduated from Cedar Valley College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2014. She enjoys raising milk goats, gardening, and hiking with her Australian Shepherd, Gilbert.


  • Technician

    Haley Cheshier

    Haley Cheshier is originally from Ovilla, TX and is currently working towards a graduate degree in respiratory therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, cooking, and playing soccer. She currently has a sweet boxer named Lilo.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Taylor Harrison

    Taylor Harrison is from Mansfield, TX. She has three pets, Mia, Nacho, and Paco. She is currently going to school at UTA to become a veterinary assistant. On her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, going to the lake, and spending time with family.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ellen Zachary
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College

    Ellen is originally from San Antonio, TX and has worked at VCA DeSoto since 2013. She is currently attending the veterinary technician program at Cedar Valley College. She has two cats, named Pancake and Oreo. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baseball. 

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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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