Dr. Bettencourt, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I’m blessed to be able to serve people by helping their pets live longer, healthier, happier lives.
PETS: Dog named Tucker and a cat named Nike.
Dr. Fischer, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I love being able to interact with animals every day. I like the challenge of solving the puzzles that animal illnesses present and the ability to interact with all types of animal lovers, from our staff to our clients to local rescue groups.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Horseback riding
PETS: 5 cats, 6 horses, 1 mini donkey
Dr. MANDAVA, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: It is the satisfaction I get at the end of the day from helping pets have a better life.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy gardening, mountain biking and clay modeling/sculpting using terracotta clay.
Dr. Glenn, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is getting the opportunity to make my patient’s lives better. I love the variety and welcome a challenging case. I learn something new every day. As a veterinarian, I am constantly learning, growing and evolving. I couldn’t imagine being anything else.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy riding my horse, running, and going to the gun range
PETS: I have a 9 year old Heeler named Jewels, a 2 year old Australian Shepherd named Pistol, and a Quarter Horse named Mia.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I made up my mind to do a job which can help others when I was young and l love animals, too. For these reasons, veterinarian became a perfect choice for me! Trusts from the owners and happy faces from the recovered animals force me to be passionate in this great job!
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to play basketball and work out when I have free time. Watching series and playing video games are also my favorite entertainment!
PETS: I have the most adorable cat in the world! Her name is HuanHuan!!
Dr. Mathre, DVM, MBA, RCVS
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I can help strengthen the human-animal bond throughout the lives of pets and the people that love them
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, gardening, reading, and showing Lionhead rabbits with my son.
PETS: I have a German Shorthaired Pointer (Odin), Deutsch Drahthaar (Gutta), two Domestic Shorthair cats (Uggo and Björn), and various Lionhead rabbits.
Dr. Colette Levasseur was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Following her graduation from the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, she practiced small animal medicine in Canada until 1999. She then decided to pursue her passion for emergency medicine and successfully completed a one-year internship in advanced critical care and internal medicine at a small animal referral practice in California. Colette then completed a three-year residency in emergency medicine and critical care in Texas.
Colette has special interests in small animal surgery, pediatrics, and radiology. She lives with her two cats and a golden doodle named Rooby.
Dr. Um, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Being able to communicate with animals and help them in need.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to go on road trips and visit many different places. Camping and barbecuing with my friends.
PETS: Lizzie (10y DSH)
Dr. Su, DVM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Soft tissue and Ophthalmology are my favorite field in my career.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to try different types of outdoor activities outside of work. I am crazy about snowboarding recently.
PETS: I have two sweet cats in Taiwan.
Earned vet degree from University of Illinois.
Currently training to be a Fear Free certified Veterinarian.
Relief Vet at Creekside since 2019
Full time Vet at creekside since 2022
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD:
I enjoy getting to know animals and their families. There is nothing more rewarding to me than a visit by a recovered patient.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: On my days off I am usually found on an outdoor adventure with my animals. I really enjoy trail riding my horse, and hiking with my dogs. Travel is another one of my hobbies, especially visiting with my family in Germany.
PETS: I have a horse named Sweet Sissy Slew ( nicknamed Lady), and share my home with two mutts named Jack and Daku, and a giant Sulcata tortoise named Lucy, that mows my backyard.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Watching the development of the human-animal bond between pets and their families. I love being able to give back to the community and aid in the care and wellbeing of animals.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Sports, being outdoors kayaking, boating, and hiking
PETS: A Golden Retriever named Riley (nicknamed Riley Rooster) and a Golden Retriever/Irish Setter mix named Millie (nicknamed Mill Pill)