VCA Spring Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Janice Kotarba
    School: Cedar Valley College, Certified Ultrasound Technician

    Janice is originally from the United Kingdom and moved to Houston in 1985.  She has been with VCA for the past seven years - during that time she become increasingly interested in ultrasonic imaging. She became a certified ultrasound technician in 2008 through Cedar Valley College and works closely with the veterinarians when performing this diagnostic tool for patients that need additional diagnostic work-up.  The best aspect of her job is building lasting relationships with clients and their pets.

    When she is not working, she enjoys tooling around on her scooter, swimming and playing with her 'smooshy' faced dogs - Peanut (Dogue de Bordeaux), Rachet and Midge (English Bulldogs).

  • Technician

    Douglas Radabaugh

    Doug is a native Houstonian and animal lover.  He has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and has been a veterinary technician since 2009.  Doug strives to learn something new everyday which is one of the reasons why he loves being a veterinary technician.

    When he’s not at work Doug enjoys working on his 1967 Mustang and playing the guitar (or at least attempting to).  He has always had a passion for animals since early childhood and has owned many different types of animals through the years.  He currently has 4 domestic short hair cats, a Shar-Pei and a ferret; all of whom are spoiled rotten.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tamara Eubanks

    Tamara has been with VCA for 1.5 years - she started as Animal Care Attendant and quickly advanced to Veterinary Assistant. She works closely with the veterinarians with surgical and hospitalized patients.  Recently she became Dr. J. David Carter’s physician’s assistant and checks in on many of his patients.  She loves working with animals on a daily basis and being able to care for them during their times of need. 

    When she is not working she loves spending time with her beautiful daughters, Kaylee and Hannah. She also enjoys fishing and other outdoor activities. She has one dog (whom she is picture with) Buck and a cat named Possum. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Heino

    Nicole is a local girl that graduated from Klein High School.  She has had an affinity for animals and had been working with them since 2002.  She loves the relationships that have and can be built with clients and their pets.  Her passion within the veterinary field is lies in dentistry and animal behavior.  When she is not busy at work, she is caring for her 13 year old African Grey Parrot, Ash, 5 cats and her daughter, Trinity.  She loves to travel, spend time outdoors and fly airplanes! 


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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  If it is after hours, check with a local animal emergency clinic.


North Houston Veterinary Specialists
(832) 616-5000
1646 Spring Cypress Road #100
Spring, Texas 77388


Animal Emerceny Urgent Care Center of the Woodlands
(281) 367-5444
27870 Interstate 45 North
The Woodlands, TX 77385