Our Team

Thad Frerking, DVM

Dr. Thad Frerking grew up outside Kansas City, Kansas. He received his undergraduate education and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University.
Although his professional interests are in surgery and dermatology, he loves all aspects of veterinary medicine. His four-legged family includes a little dog with an oversized personality by the name of Rocky.
In his free time, Dr. Frerking enjoys staying active, watching his hometown sports teams, and eating good food.


Bobby Huey, DVM

Bobby Huey is from Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Huey attended Tuskegee University where he received his bachelors degree in Animal Science, and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Huey’s interests include surgical procedures (beyond your typical spay and neuter), and is also pursuing his research in small animal reproduction.
He has two four legged kids, “Peaches” an adorable Labrador and “Ice” an American Bully. In his free time, Dr. Huey enjoys playing sports, working out, and hiking with his dogs.


Julia Soeka, DVM

Dr. Soeka was born and raised in south Florida and completed her undergraduate career at the University of Florida. She then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
Her professional interests include neurology & internal medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Soeka enjoys traveling, hiking, reading & spending time with family, friends and her two cats, Kahlúa and Sora.


Sterling Havel, DVM

Dr. Havel was born and raised in Bulverde, Texas just north of San Antonio. He completed his undergrad at Texas State University. Dr. Havel graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
In his down time, Dr. Havel enjoys quality time with his pups, camping, archery, and hiking.


Samantha Hancock, DVM

Home Town: Eufaula, Oklahoma
Undergrad: Oklahoma State University; Bachelors in Animal Science
Veterinary School: Oklahoma State University
Special interests: Parasitology/Infectious Diseases, Soft tissue Surgery and planning to pursue holistic medicine in the future.
I have a 3 year old French Bulldog named June Bug. My interests include being outdoors, hiking and kayaking with June Bug and travelling (I’ve been to 14 countries so far!).


Elizabeth Burton, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Burton grew up in Hammond, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She is professionally interested in feline medicine, imaging diagnostics, and client education. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, playing video games, spending time with friends, and lounging with her kitty cat, Monster.


Michael Duff, DVM

Dr. Michael Duff grew up in Tucson, Arizona and graduated from high school in Prescott, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in veterinary science and chemistry before relocating to Texas to help design and launch the Biosafety Level 3 Research Lab for the University of Texas. Dr. Duff earned a Masters in Biomedical Sciences in 2014 before starting a dual DVM/PhD at Kansas State University with an emphasis on influenza and rotaviruses. Dr. Duff received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2020 and is in the process of finishing his PhD.

In his free time, Dr. Duff loves to fish, cook, travel, and bike ride (30-60 miles a day when its not blistering hot outside). You’ll rarely see him outside of the clinic without his two beloved doggos, Scooby and Kyrah. Dr. Duff’s personal goals for the coming year include spending more time with family and friends, volunteering at Sunrise Children’s Hospital again, and touring the Utah national parks.


Alyssa Rush, DVM

Dr. Rush is from Johnson City, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and a few years later, Dr. Rush graduated with a DVM from their College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include aquatic medicine, anesthesia, and emergency medicine. During her free time, Dr. Rush enjoys spending time with her two cats (Asia and Apollo), traveling, hiking, cooking and trying new restaurants.