Please note: We will be closed from Saturday, December 23rd – Monday, December 25th for Christmas!

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bryan Animal Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
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Get to know our veterinary team!

Meet our team of professionals that will be providing quality care for your pets.

Dr. Diana Walker, DVM

Owner & Veterinarian

I attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and have been practicing veterinary medicine since 2013.

Two of the biggest parts of my days consist of client communication and patient care. Being able to provide gold standard communication and care to every client that comes through our doors is something that is valued very highly for both me and my team. I take pride in being able to know how to research new techniques for treatments to common problems and being able to educate a pet’s owner on what is going on with their little, and sometimes not so little, bodies and how we can best treat whatever ailment they are facing. I appreciate being able to build rapport with the family members that entrust me with their pets and being able to advocate for those patients every day.

When I am able to enjoy time away from the clinic, I enjoy baking quite a bit. I also enjoy spending time caring for my own animals which include a rottweiler, 2 dachshunds, chickens, and our very own beehives!

Kristie Ikels DVM

Dr. Kristie Ikels, DVM


I received my veterinary degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and have been in practice since June of 2021.

Times have changed and pets are not just pets anymore, but a part of the family. We are entrusted with these family members here at Bryan Animal Clinic daily. Being able to provide even a small comfort to their owner is something that I am proud to do for each patient in my care. It can be something as simple as a reassuring word, or knowing that I will have a technician checking in on their pet overnight, but every time I can make a pet parent more confident in the care their pet is receiving it makes my heart smile. Building these kinds of relationships is a big part of the job, and I love being able to do so in this community. Some of my favorite aspects of this field include: Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Large Animal Medicine and I am so looking forward to being able to add to my knowledge bank as I continue on with Bryan Animal Clinic and Veterinary Medicine.

When I am not busy with my own fur babies, I like to travel, spend time with my family, read, and bake!

Melanie Gouveia, DVM

Dr. Sarah Manning, DVM


As a veterinarian, I take pride in my commitment to evidence-based medicine, relationship-centered care, and preventative care. I stay updated with the latest research, ensuring that my treatment decisions are based on proven effectiveness and safety. Building strong bonds with both my patients and their owners, I strive to understand their concerns and collaborate on personalized treatment plans. I prioritize preventative care, emphasizing routine check-ups, vaccinations, and parasite control to address potential health issues proactively. Through these approaches, I provide the highest standard of care, ensuring the well-being of my patients while fostering lasting relationships with their owners.

During my downtime, I thoroughly enjoy reading and relaxing with my cats, Violet and Widget. Furthermore, the training of my dogs, Beau and Faraday, for competitive sports not only brings me immense joy but also fosters a stronger bond between them and me. Above all, I always treasure spending quality time with my husband, Steven

Melanie Gouveia, DVM

Dr. Melanie Gouveia, DVM


I’m a recent graduate from St. George’s University, class of 2023, now happily working at Bryan Animal Clinic. I’m a second-generation veterinarian, with animal care not only as my profession, but also as my family tradition.

At the clinic, I’m committed to providing the highest quality care, helping to keep our community’s animals healthy and happy. It’s more than a job for me; it’s a responsibility I truly enjoy.

Off duty, I’m usually out exploring new hiking trails with my trusty dog, Odin. If not on land, you might find me beneath the waves—I’m a big fan of scuba diving. It’s my own way of connecting with all of nature’s creatures.

To sum it up, I’m a vet who’s passionate about animal welfare, outdoors, and community engagement. Welcome to our digital hub, dedicated to celebrating and caring for all our four-legged, winged, and scaled friends!

Our Management Team

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Jesslyn Smith

Practice Manager

Jordann McCleary Assistant Practice Manager

Jordann McCleary

Assistant Practice Manager

Jennifer Leach Assistant Practice Manager

Jennifer Leach

Assistant Practice Manager

Our Veterinary Technician Team


Erin Landin

Lead Veterinary Technician


Bailey McNeal

Lead Veterinary Technician

Natalie Milligan. Client Service Representative

Natalie Milligan

Veterinary Technician

Taylor Naquin. Kennel Attendant

Maribel Herrera

Veterinarian Technician

Jordan Wren. Veterinary Technician

Jordan Wren

Veterinary Technician


Brielle M.

Veterinarian Technician


Jenny P.

Veterinary Technician


Maegan H.

Veterinarian Technician


Layne B.

Veterinarian Technician


Juliann M.

Veterinarian Technician


Dean M.

Veterinarian Technician


Trinaty Williams

Veterinarian Technician

Constance Dunlap. Client Service Representative

John Frank

Veterinary Assistant

Our Kennel Team

Bethany Elizalde. Kennel Attendant

Jordan Walker

Kennel Attendant

Our Client Service Team

Constance Dunlap. Client Service Representative

Constance Dunlap

Client Service Representative

Kelli Kindt

Kelli Kindt

Client Service Representative

Kanani Guerrera. Client Service Representative

Noelle Trammell

Client Service Representative

Kelli Kindt

Julianna Ladner

Client Service Representative