Mon–Fri: 8:00am–6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am–2:00pm
Sun: Closed

(409) 925-4600
13333 Highway 6,
Santa Fe, TX, 77510

Our Team

DR. LEXIE KREMENEZKY

Veterinarian

Dr. Lexie Kremenezky (Dr. K for short!) graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, emergency care, and wellness/preventative care for both feline and canine patients. She currently lives in Dickinson with her husband Brandon and stepdaughter Sicily, and they share their home with one dog (Gracie), 2 cats (Trigger and Marvin), and three Nigerian Dwarf Goats (Gary, Pearl, and Linda). Outside of work, she likes to saltwater fish and travel whenever she gets the chance!

DR. ANGELA JUGAN

Veterinarian

Dr. Jugan was born and raised in Slidell, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, and graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time she enjoy the outdoors, trying new restaurants in the area, Mississippi State ( Hail State!), and Saints football. Her professional interests include theriogenelogy (reproduction), clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, and surgery. Her favorite things to do at work are meeting new patients/clients, emergency cases, and ultrasonography. Dr. Jugan and her husband have two dogs (Willow and Asher), two cats (Sadler and Don), and just become a new mommy to a brand new baby boy!

DESTINY AUZSTON

Veterinary Technician

Destiny has been in the veterinary field for a little over six years. She has a true passion for all types of animals, including reptiles! When she is not working, she loves spending time with her son, her two dogs, and her bearded dragon.  In her free time, she enjoys watching her son play baseball and going fishing. Destiny has been part of the team since the summer of 2020, and she has been a great addition to the Loving Care family!

DEVIN SEFCIK

Veterinary Technician

Devin has been a veterinary technician since September 2012. She is passionate about helping animals and she grew up in the livestock industry. She enjoys making others laugh, and officially has been dubbed our clinic jokester!  Devin is our main surgery technician and takes pride in being able to work aside our doctors to ensure our patients are well taken care of during all types of anesthetic procedures.  Devin has 1 dachshund named Rufus, and 3 horses, Easy, Ace, and Caddy. Outside of work, she enjoys hunting, riding horses, and spending time with family and friends.

DEVAN BEEBE

Veterinary Technician

Devan, also known as “Bee”, has been in the veterinary field for about six years – two years in school and four years in practice. She graduated in 2016 from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston with an Associate’s Degree. Devan hopes to become a licensed veterinary technician within two years. Devan have always felt a strong bond to animals, and loves helping them in any way she can. She has four fur-children of her own—three dogs, Pepper’s, Prissy and Sandy, and one cat, Chopper. When she is not at work, Devan and her husband will take their pets places like the park or the beach where we love to fish! Devan looks forward to meeting all of Loving Care’s clients’ fur children and using her skill set and knowledge as a veterinary technician to help them with her best ability.  Devan has been with this since the summer of 2020, and we are so glad to have her part of our Loving Care team!

KIMBERLY MCDERMOTT

Veterinary Technician

Kimberly has always had a special connection with animals, and she has made it her life-long passion to help and care for them. Kimberly started her career back in 2006 when she attended Tomball College- Veterinary Technician Program. She has since continued her education through Penn Foster Career School and Cedar Valley College- AVMA Program.

Kimberly shares her life with her wonderful husband and two children. As many in the veterinary field, she also has several furry and feathered friends at home. She has two cats ( Dixie and Annabelle), two dogs ( Jolene and Sophie), one rabbit ( Marshmallow), three goats (Hank, Merle and Cash), and five chickens ( Sara, Martina, Dolly, Wynonna, and Sheryl). In her down time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family, watching her boys play sports, RVing, relaxing, gardening, and enjoying her pets.

Kimberly joined our team in 2017 and is our lead technician. The health and wellness of each of your furry family members is important to her, and she looks forward to caring for them with our outstanding team.

ASHLEY ACOSTA

Veterinary Technician

Ashley Acosta has worked as a veterinary technician since June 2017. She earned her CVA certificate. She has loved animals since her childhood, and her goal is to be able to care for them with compassion and understanding. She has three four-legged babies– Buster, Tonto, and Whiskey. She also has a suckerfish named Frankie. She enjoys fostering pets and helping them find their “forever home“ when she has the opportunity. She loves the outdoors – fishing, camping, and hiking. She likes to travel when given the opportunity, and she ALWAYS has a smile!

LACEY HAYWARD

Receptionist

Lacey has been at Loving Care for the last two years and is our Lead Receptionist. Lacey was born in Galveston, Texas. After graduating from O’Connell High School, she attended Sam Houston State University. She plans to continue her education at Galveston College with an emphasis on Business Finance and Management. She has always had a passion for animals and aspires to one day be a veterinary practice manager. She has two fur babies of our own, a German shepherd mix named Sasha and a fierce feline named Scarlet. Lacey strives herself on amazing customer service and serving our clients and their fur-babies with compassion and exceptional service daily!

ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Receptionist

Ashley has been working in veterinary clinics since 2012. She has always loved animals and being able to help take care of them through all the stages of life is so incredibly rewarding to her! Ashley cannot imagine herself ever working in a different field. Ashley is a proud cat mom to two good boys—Ravio and Gnocchi. She loves them with all of her heart, even if they do wake her up really, really early for breakfast! On her free time, Ashley enjoys movies, books, comics, video games and music. Ashley also has a small business for crafts and loves to go to conventions throughout the year! Ashley joined our team in August 2020, and we couldn’t be happier to have her part of the team. Ashley is pictured here with our clinic cat, Ralph.

KAYLA STRAUSSER

Hospital Administrator

Kayla has been the Hospital Administrator for Loving Care for the past two years. She has been in veterinary medicine for the past twelve years and has found leadership to be her most rewarding position.

Kayla knew early on she wanted to be part of the veterinary world at an early age. She had a special bond with her family’s pets growing up.  This love grew in 2007 when she adopted the first pet of her own, Bentley.  Kayla started as a veterinary technician in 2009 but found her true passion in leadership. She became a Practice Manager of her first practice in 2012.  She found her passion to be supporting and guiding team members to be the best version of themselves in their roles within the practice. Kayla became a board member for the Houston Veterinary Practice Managers Association in 2015, where she sat as the Social Director for five years. Her role in supporting dozens of managers like herself within the Houston and surrounding areas to this day has been one of her greatest accomplishments.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and two small children, too many fish to count, and a very happy hound, Penny.

At Loving Care, we are a family.  She is incredibly proud to be part of such a hardworking and dedicated team that practices exceptional service and medicine to the Santa Fe and surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you and your pets!

RALPH

Clinic Cat

My name is Ralph and I am the official door greeter for Loving Care Pet Hospital. I have been a team member since July 2014, when the Hospital Administrator found me causing trouble on the streets. She took me in, taught me manners, and gave me a job. Now that I am domesticated, I enjoy roaming the halls and visiting hospitalized patients, making sure the staff stays in line, and begging for a yummy treat. While I’ve mainly giving up the street life, I still enjoy the occasional cat-nip from time to time, but the manager says it’s unacceptable to do it during hospital hours.