Dr. Brittany Marvel, DVM
Dr. Brittany Marvel is a licensed veterinarian serving the College Station community.
Dr. Marvel graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for her bachelor’s degree. While at Pepperdine, she met her husband, Luke. Luke and Brittany have two beautiful girls. The Marvel's have 4 dogs: a snarky Beagle and 3 unruly Brittany Spaniels!
Professionally, Dr. Marvel has done it all! Right out of school, she worked at day practice in The Woodlands, Texas. This is where she learned she loves building a tight bond with her clients and their pets. She also gained an enormous amount of experience as the Medical Shelter Veterinarian for Montgomery County Animal Shelter. There she provided tender loving care to over 800 in- house animals and many foster animals. Treating minor illnesses with limited diagnostics and a fixed budget became second nature. She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture during this time as well!
After working multiple vaccination clinics in the Houston area and seeing the growing need in College Station/Bryan, Dr. Marvel started her own Low Cost Vaccination clinics close to home. The clinics have flourished and Dr. Marvel truly enjoys providing reasonably priced routine health care for the community. She’s also spent time working as an emergency veterinarian. She's treated everything including major traumas that require surgery, snake bites, urinary tract obstructions, proptosed eyes… and the list goes on and on… Due to growing requests, Dr. Marvel started offering house calls to her clients in the BCS area. She loves being able to visit with a pet in their own environment (especially when they think she’s just a friend there to give them attention!) This also allows Dr. Marvel to create a closer bond with her clients that only a house call would allow. Dr. Marvel and her team look forward to meeting you and your best friend(s). We truly would love to partner with you for their healthcare needs (sick or healthy)!
Contact Dr. Marvel to set up house call appointments.
Dr. Mel Guard, DVM
Dr. Guard graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She has professional memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She grew up in Houston and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas for her first bachelor's degree in Spanish. She then went on to go to Texas A&M to get a second bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a master's degree in Biomedical Science, focusing on canine gastrointestinal systems. While completing her master's degree, she met her husband, Blake. Blake is a veterinary student at Texas A&M who hopes to practice on horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The Guard's have 1 dog, Toby who is a geriatric, sweet natured Boston Terrier. The Guard's had their first son in January 2017 and he keeps everyone on their toes- including Toby!
Dr. Guard has a special interest in the digestive systems of dogs and cats. Having spent 6 years working in the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University, Dr. Guard is highly knowledgeable in many digestive diseases that affect our furry family members. Dr. Guard is also fluent in Spanish. She grew up speaking both Spanish and English and took part in teaching medical Spanish to her classmates in veterinary school. She loves helping people learn more about their pets from in the comfort of their own home. Being in the home environment allows for a unique medical perspective which can help aid in the diagnostic process. Having our team of friendly faces in your home to love and care for your pet is significantly less stressful for all members of the family. Dr. Guard and her team would love for you to be a part of our family, as we care for all of the healthcare needs of your furry family members from the early stages of puppyhood into their silver senior years.
Contact Dr. Guard to set up house call appointments.
Meet our Technicians:
Crystal, LVT, Technician
Crystal was born right outside of Houston and from the time she could crawl, she was raised in College Station. Around 7 years of age, she witnessed puppies being born for the first time and this was the day that the vet field sparked her interest! As she grew up she thought her vet field dreams were just that of her childhood wishes. After much debate of what degree she wanted to make into a career, she attended an accredited Vet Tech school and became licensed in 2015. Crystal has worked for Chasing Tails since day one and has been in the veterinary field for the last 7 years. Her passion to help animals and their owners is continuously growing. She is always so excited to take care of our established patients as well as welcome new ones to our house call family! Crystal recently got married in Walt Disney World in December 2017 to her husband who will graduate Optometry school in 2020. Together they have a sassy Dachshund named Sue Ellen and a cat (who thinks she's a dog) named Kairi!
Tina is originally from Wisconsin where she first discovered her love of all animals big and small. Through her ownership of numerous cats and dogs, and even 2 prairie dogs, Tina knew from a young age that working with animals was her calling. Tina enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, and her fur babies Baloo and Rascal. Tina also enjoys gardening and reading. Tina looks forward to meeting your fur babies and caring for them as if they were her own.
Not pictured: Sharon, Technician