455 W State Highway 150, New Waverly, Texas 77358, United States

(936) 344-8469

Veterinary Hospital of New Waverly

Veterinary Hospital of New Waverly - Supporting Healthy Animals

Our Team

Stephanie Johnson, Office Manager



Stephanie has been with VHNW since 2005 working as Receptionist and then promoted to Office Manager. She has been married to Matt Johnson since 1990 and has 2 sons Kyle and Garner as well as 1 dog and 1 cat. She is our go to “tech support” staff member as one of her hobbies is working on computers as well as reading.

She is on the board at the Walker County Federal Credit Union. Her knowledge of computer hardware/software, and problem solving as well as her professional relationship with clients makes her a valuable part of our team.

Britni Rinehart, L.V.T.



Britni is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) graduating from Lonestar Veterinary Technology Program in 2006 and has been a VHNW team member since April 2011. Britni is our equine technician and is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) but has brought a variety of experience with her having come from a feline only practice for many years.

Her versatility with animals big and small have made her very valuable to us. She is married to Ocie and has 2 great danes, 1 cat and a Ball Python. Outside of her full-time job with VHNW, she enjoys classic car shows, camping, drag races and spending time with family and friends.

Gisela Rios (Gigi), L.V.T.


 Gigi is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) graduating from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2015 and has been a VHNW team member since April 2015. Gigi is one of our small animal technicians. She started as an extern and was shortly offered a team position. She is bilingual, which is an important asset to our VHNW family. She has a special interest in taking care of the ill pet. She is a proud animal mom of 6 dogs and 2 cats and loves escaping to the movies and the beach.  

Rikki Schaal, L.V.T.


Cassy Brizendine, Veterinary Technician


Melissa Allen, C.V.A. II



Melissa is a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA ll) through TVMA and has been with VHNW since January of 2007. She is a member of the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians and is a Certified Dental Technician which supports her passion for pets and their teeth.

Melissa is married to Vince and has 2 boys, Chance and Ryan. She is also the proud owner of 9 boxers and one 2- legged rat terrier. When she has time away from the clinic she enjoys escaping to the beach, gardening and reading. She is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Nancy Ramirez, Receptionist


Nancy joined the Veterinary Hospital of New Waverly family in November 2018.  She brings with her 17 years of experience in the Veterinary Customer Care position.  She left Veterinary Medicine for a brief time and worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, but always knew that she would go back to her passion of working with animals.  Nancy lives in Willis, Texas with her husband Scott, her daughter Audrie, and their 3 poodles - Cottonball, Springer, and Tanner, and her cat Rufus.  Nancy spends her free time supporting her daughters extra curricular activities.

Kay Boddie, Technician Assistant/Receptionist

Bryanna Barns, Technician Assistant


Charissa Bryce, Technician Assistant


Josh Landi, Kennel Assistant