Noelle is a Dallas native, raised locally in Mesquite. She helps coordinate clinical flow, manage hospital inventory, and hands-on training for our vet assistant students completing their practicum at DVC.
With great wisdom, Noelle’s late mother encouraged her to go into the veterinary field, as she knew Noelle has a special connection with animals. Noelle always seems to get the most puppy kisses! She is also the best phlebotomist at DVC, as she ensures blood draws are quick and painless for our furry friends.
Noelle has an associates degree in liberal arts and sciences from Eastfield Community College and has been a veterinary technician for 27 years. She has an extensive background in internal medicine, diagnostics, and emergency medicine.
Noelle is currently a Level II Certified Veterinary Assistant and is working on achieving Level III. Her professional interests include ultrasound, assisting with surgical procedures and sharing her wisdom with clients about pet care and nutrition, and what significant strides the vet industry has made in recent years.
Noelle lives in Dallas with Shadow, a shy but sweet pit bull she rescued from the streets of Dallas, to whom she devotes time and patience slowly socializing.
In her spare time, Noelle enjoys spending time with her nephew, watching his little league games, and attending a variety of rock concerts (she knows Joan Jett!!). She and Dr. Priddy focus best when rocking out to various genres of music while working in the surgery suite.
Daphne brings sunshine and warmth to our team, clients and patients! She is originally from Louisiana and moved to Dallas several years ago with her husband as he began his career in architecture. With an undergraduate degree in marketing and passion for people and their pets, Daphne was a natural choice to take over day to day practice management for our amazing team of professionals and wonderful clients. Many of you will remember that Daphne started out with us when she first moved to Dallas about five years ago, as a client relations specialist. She went on to use her marketing degree in the corporate world for a couple of years and then stayed home with her two sweet baby girls for another couple of years. When she decided she was ready to go back to work, she knew exactly where she wanted to be, and the rest is history! Daphne missed the tight knit team and family feel of our small locally owned business with the care and connection provided to the unique clientele. Her favorite aspect of being a member of the DVC team is really getting to know the clients and patients and developing one-on-one relationships with each of them. Watching family pets grow and go through various stages of life alongside their human families is the most rewarding and fulfilling perk of her career. She is a strong advocate for her team and is excited about putting her ideas into action in continually elevating the patient, client and team experience. Daphne dabbles in photography, cooking and other creative endeavors. In her free time, Daphne enjoys spending time outside with her kids, cuddling her golden retriever (Alice) and calico cat (Charlotte), doing crosswords, and visiting with family.
The other half of “The Ashleys” dream team is Mrs. Priddy. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Economics from Baylor University in 2002, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 2005.
Ashley Johnson Priddy grew up in Granbury Texas with her family, including two of generations of golden retrievers and a couple of quirky kitties. She spent much of her youth playing sports (soccer from kinder to varsity), water sports on the lake, and competing at the state level in scholastic and debate tournaments. Dr. and Mrs. Priddy met through mutual friends as undergraduate students at Baylor University.
She won national awards with Baylor University’s Model United Nations team, including “Best Delegation” award at Harvard University as a freshman and the University of Pennsylvania the same year. As an undergraduate, she earned a place on the team alongside Baylor post-grad students at the national Model UN Conference in New York at the United Nations. In addition to working several part-time jobs while earning her Bachelors in Business (Economics), she studied International Relations and Public Policy, wrote papers and study guides relating to UNICEF, Human Trafficking, and the Eritrean/Ethiopian conflict. As a law student, she clerked for a litigation law firm in downtown Houston and studied abroad in Europe to compare trial systems. Mrs. P took on the new roles of “Army wife” and novice lawyer in central Texas (Ft. Hood) almost simultaneously after graduating law school, just as “Operation Iraqi Freedom” began, and practiced family law and general civil litigation for two years (60+ hour weeks with overflowing caseloads in various district courtrooms in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Williamson Counties from CPS cases to international child custody disputes to complex divorces with division of assets divided among international and interstate residents and deployed military).
Mrs. Priddy took a hiatus from the practice of law to accompany her husband to Scotland for vet school, where she helped fellow ex-pats navigate flat leases, paperwork to obtain bank accounts and visas, and did freelance editorial work for a book published by a Ph.D. who taught politics including American history at two Scottish universities. After some amazing adventures traveling the world with Dr. P during their time abroad, she gave birth to their first child in Scotland and second child in Dallas after moving back home.
Mrs. Priddy traded her suits for scrubs, and is now the Director of Operations for Dallas Veterinary Clinic, which has involved every aspect of practice management and beyond…finalizing the practice purchase, logo design, rebranding, hiring talent, OSHA and health services compliance, marketing, advertising, community outreach, finance, payroll, negotiating contracts and designing almost every aspect of our new facility. She also still occasionally assigns herself to kennel duty and answers the phones regularly. Mom, entrepreneur-leader, cancer survivor, perpetual student, worker, wanderer, writer, traveler, observer, champion of the underdog, DIY-er, fixer, old soul, no-nonsense, no pretense, supporter of small businesses, believer in karma. She does some of her best thinking when she sits in the kennel and cuddles a furry friend while pondering the best solutions together.
Pre-Vet Student / Assistant
Congratulations to Rachel, who is off to become a veterinarian! Rachel has been part time with us for the last year and a half as she completed her undergraduate degree in Pre-Vet + Economics at SMU. Good luck in vet school and come visit when you’re in town! We are so proud of you! Rachel is a Pre-Vet undergraduate student at SMU, double majoring in Economics. She is from Louisville, Kentucky, and has always wanted to be a veterinarian. Rachel is also a research assistant at SMU. She originally reached out to us temporarily to shadow Dr. Priddy to learn more about how a veterinary practice operates, had really great questions, and we enjoyed her so much we decided to add her part-time to our team of assistants so she could gain some great experience as she prepares to apply to vet school! In addition to her first love of spending time with animals, Rachel enjoys swimming, running, anything outdoors, and has had golden retrievers her entire life! Rachel has an interest in small companion animal medicine and equine medicine. We adore her easy-going approach blended with a genuine love of learning and can-do spirit
Dr. Ashley Warren Priddy
BVMS (D.V.M.), MRCVS
Veterinarian / Medical Director / Owner
Dr. Ashley Warren Priddy always knew he would be a veterinarian. He is a rare one who genuinely speaks the language of animals, has a huge heart for helping pets and people, and is always developing his natural intellectual talents to serve his patients and our community better. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland.
Dr. Priddy was born in Manhattan, NYC and then lived a short while in Washington, D.C. before moving back to his family’s hometown of Dallas when he was a toddler. Dr. Priddy grew up in the Park Cities in Dallas, and some of his fondest memories are with the family dog, Oliver, splashing in Turtle Creek at Lakeside Park. Dr. Priddy is a 3rd-generation Park Cities resident and was named after his grandfather, Ashley H. Priddy, former mayor of Highland Park.
After graduating from Highland Park High School, he attended Baylor University and obtained a degree in history with a minor in business. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Africa, living for a short time with a family in a Maasai village in Kenya. Also as an undergraduate, he adopted his first dog, who was an additional inspiration to his lifelong veterinary aspirations. Dr. Priddy met the love of his life (what are the chances, she’s also an Ashley!) through mutual friends at Baylor.
After the events of September 11, he fulfilled a long-time desire to serve his country, inspired by generations of family who served and enlisted in the United States Army. Four years later, after being honorably discharged from the US Army, he was accepted into the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, home to the most advanced small animal hospital in Europe, which rivals any in the world.
Dr. and Mrs. Priddy traveled around the world during those five years abroad (often with their Golden Retriever, Chloe who moved with them from TX), and he performed 26 weeks of required clinical studies outside of the University’s teaching. He worked with a wide range of animals, including sheep, cattle, horses, poultry, wildlife, and exotics, in addition to small companion animals. In the spring of 2011, he volunteered with Tree of Life for Animals in Rajasthan, India, where he performed surgeries and cared for underprivileged and abandoned animals, ranging from dogs and cats to cattle, monkeys, camels, and goats.
Dr. Priddy is eligible to practice veterinary medicine worldwide, as he is licensed by the North American Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (which allows for practice in the United Kingdom, throughout the European Union and Commonwealth countries). Dr. Priddy goes beyond the minimum continuing education requirements set by the boards; he is a member of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice and completes over 50 hours of continuing education annually (compared to 15 hrs), often at international conferences (which provide different perspectives on practice and technique). He believes there is always something new to learn or improvements to be made to offer the best standard of veterinary medicine. Dr. Priddy is on the advisory board for Cedar Valley College Veterinary Technology Program, is a member of American Legion Post 453 and also writes veterinary articles for AskNelly.com, a website for women over 50.
Dr. Priddy is a general practitioner who is diligent in regularly referring patients to specialists; his professional interests include internal medicine, cytology, pathology, soft tissue surgeries, and educating clients about their role in animal and human public health-particularly with regard to zoonotic diseases. Dr Priddy’s clients and patients benefit from his extensive international network of veterinarian friends who are specialists in various fields of veterinary medicine, with whom he regularly consults for special cases.
Dr. Priddy enjoys travel, outdoor pursuits, reading, scuba diving, running, and constantly learning new things. He is thrilled to own Dallas Veterinary Clinic, with a brand new state-of-the-art facility in the neighborhood where he grew up and is enjoying working hand in hand with his Ashley, as they put their heart and soul into building the most wonderful local veterinary clinic. He and his wife reside in the Park Cities with their two young children.
B.S., Animal Science & LVT Candidate
Natalie grew up in the Dallas area, and like all of us, always knew she wanted to work with animals. Natalie graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She is currently finishing up an additional program at Dallas College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Natalie lives with a fun menagerie of furry and scaly family members: a dog, a cat, two bearded dragons (who have their own Instagram!), a frog and multiple fish…all is well in their little ecosystem. When not studying or working, Natalie can usually be found doing outdoor activities and lately trying to improve her skills at driving her stick shift jeep. Natalie is also our resident bookworm! We are amazed with Natalie’s avid reading abilities…she has read over 180 books so far in 2021 (WOW!). Her goals in veterinary medicine are to perfect her skills in phlebotomy and anesthesia. We all benefit from having her happy always-smiling sweet presence on our team!
Jeneice grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and recently moved to Dallas to further her education and career in veterinary medicine, and we’re thrilled she chose our practice. Like many of us, Jeneice always knew that she wanted to turn her passion for animals into a career. Her goal is to obtain a bachelor degree in veterinary technology and become an LVT, after passing the national boards. Some of her favorite aspects of her daily work include ear cleanings and perfecting her blood drawing techniques, especially with the Fear Free approach. Her special interests in veterinary medicine are dentistry and zoological medicine. Jeneice also loves interacting with our human clients, and her bubbly personality makes her exam room assisting a great experience! She considers the most rewarding part of her job is watching pets and their owners become comfortable with her and earning their trust. Jeneice enjoys cooking, shopping, watching movies and hanging out with her very spoiled and dramatic dachshund named Jackson.
Dr. Jennifer Parker
DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Parker is an amazing veterinarian with 14 years of experience caring for pets and their people in Dallas! Dr. Parker is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian, which aligns with DVC’s philosophy of a calm and comfortable environment where pets feel safe, secure and clients are not as stressed about bringing their pets to the veterinarian!
She grew up in University Park, graduated from Highland Park High School (she and Dr. Priddy were in the same graduating class at HPHS and have been friends for nearly 30 years), has a BS in Zoology with a minor in Classical Civilizations from The University of Texas, and earned her DVM from Texas A&M University (but she’s definitely Longhorn!).
Dr. Parker is dedicated to perpetually furthering and refining her knowledge of veterinary medicine and completes a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education per year (nearly triple the minimum requirement).
When she was just six years old, Jennifer decided she would be a veterinarian, inspired by Dr. Baxter, their family veterinarian! If you were out and about in the Park Cities in the early 1980s, you might have seen her with her cat, Carlisle, taking him for walks in her doll stroller (she was born with a natural ability to earn animals’ trust).
Dr. Parker has traveled the world extensively-a definite perk of her dad being a respected Dallas-based airline executive! Her mom taught government and history and encouraged her daughter’s interest in ancient history. Her favorite professor at UT fostered Dr. Parker’s love of Roman history so much that her cats have been named for Roman emperors ever since! Between undergrad and veterinary school, Dr. Parker was a zookeeper at the Austin Zoo for a year, specializing in big cats (particularly tigers and cougars). She later performed externships in the summers during veterinary school at the Dallas Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo. Ultimately, Dr. Parker decided that her calling was to become a small animal veterinarian, focusing on cats and dogs. She’s definitely a cat whisperer and is certified with the American Association of Feline Practitioners, but canine companions love her just the same! Dr. Parker enjoys spending her time off with her two young children, travel (especially Disney World-pre-pandemic!), sports-especially Longhorn football and Dallas Stars hockey, art, reading and book clubs, and learning new things. Dr. Parker is passionate about educating pet owners and explaining why and how we care for our pets and believes in the power of advanced diagnostics and the valuable insights it gives to our clients so they can make informed decisions about their pets’ health. Our patients, clients, and team are all very lucky to have her!
Jessie joined the DVC team as a student in the Dallas College Veterinary Technology program, originally just to gain her first clinical experience during her preceptorship. We immediately noticed her talent, passion for the profession and work ethic and offered for her to be a permanent team member! Jessie grew up in Dallas and has had a goal of working with animals for a long time. She has three pets at home; Pumpkin (a cat who has fluff for brains!), Calliope (a feline foster fail), and Steve (a 2-ft long python with a neurological disorder). Jessie current interests and goals in vet medicine are to put her knowledge to use in the hospital and fine-tune skills such as phlebotomy, anesthesia, and catheter placement, and eventually sitting (and passing!) the Veterinary Technology National Exam to become a licensed veterinary technician. When she’s not working or studying, Jessie enjoys drawing, painting, sewing, gardening, charm making and trying new recipes in the kitchen. Our patients and clients enjoy her gentle, quiet and approachable nature. We’re fortunate to have her on our team!
Fiona was an orphan at Dallas Veterinary just days after Dr. and Mrs. Priddy purchased the practice. She and her sibling were only a few weeks old, full of parasites and freezing cold in December. The client who found them on his land in North Texas asked to board the kittens until the weather warmed since the feral mother cat had disappeared. While in our care, Dr. Priddy examined Fiona and found that she was born with neurological challenges. After several tests and consulting with vet friends around the world, we knew she would live with this condition throughout her life. She has mostly outgrown the neurological symptoms, but was destined to dwell in the safety and security of DVC as the clinic cat, and is quite comfortable in her position.
She is sassy, particular about her litter box, rules the cat condo room, prefers jazz over classical music, insists that toys are for stashing-not playing. Her favorite activities: walking right up to the biggest dog and swatting the nose, and knocking every single business card off the reception counter, and firmly believes she is the true owner of DVC. Her favorite person is Dr. Priddy’s son, (don’t tell, but she lets Dr. P hold her like a baby occasionally).