Dr. Sharon Anderson, Veterinarian & Owner of MVC
Dr. Sharon Anderson is a South Texas farmer’s daughter from Sebastian, Texas who has been a Houston resident since 1984. She graduated from Texas A&M University undergrad in 1977 with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science, then earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. She began her career in cattle reproduction and large animal embryo transfer in the early 80’s. Dr. Anderson’s hidden talent is her ability to rope off a horse and catch a calf! Outside of the office, she loves to dig in the garden, is an avid golfer, loves saltwater fishing, and likes to shoot clays. She is fortunate to have her four adult married children and grandchild in Houston, family time is cherished. She warmly says, “Opening MVC in 2013 took a huge leap of faith. It’s my pride and joy after working for others for so many years. I’m excited about the great team that coming together now.
“I always wanted to be a Veterinarian; I love what I do – I love the clients and cherish their pets like my own.”
Dr. Morgan Baskin Scott, Veterinarian
Dr. Morgan Baskin Scott, B.S., M.Z.S., D.V.M., is originally from Plano, Texas but has been a resident of Houston since 2003. She has been a Veterinarian for over 15 years with 2 years in emergency veterinary medicine care. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Master of Zoological Studies, and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. Her special interests are in dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Baskin Scott has had a love of animals since age 5 and that is when she knew she wanted to be a Veterinarian. We think Dr. Baskin Scott is amazing with our clients and she’s greatly appreciated.
“I love that MVC is a state-of-the-art hospital, but still maintains a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The patients are treated with the highest quality medicine and the owners are treated like friends.”
Dr. Allison Dees, Veterinarian
Dr. Allison Dees, D.V.M. was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. From a young age she fostered a great love of all animals, but especially dogs, cats and horses. This love of animals, combined with a passion for science, inspired her to become a veterinarian. In 2004, she graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she stayed in Louisiana to practice veterinary medicine for a year before moving to Austin for 3. She moved to Houston in 2009 and has been practicing here since. Her special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. In her spare time, she really enjoys knitting, jogging, bike riding and salsa dancing!
“I feel so very fortunate to be a part of MVC. It is a wonderful team, where everyone is dedicated to providing our dear patients with the best care. I love having the opportunity to be able to help people with their pets!”
Dr. James Longoria, Veterinarian
Dr. James Longoria, DVM is originally from Corpus Christi, TX but spent 2011-2019 in Auburn, AL where he attended undergrad and veterinary school at Auburn University.
He has 2 dogs named Mason and Pippa, and 2 cats named Layla and Ella. Dr. Longoria initially pursued a passion for shelter medicine but missed the client interaction aspect of veterinary medicine and decided to join our team in early August 2020. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dermatology but he is also always excited to provide care for rabbits and other pocket pets. Since becoming part of the MVC family, Dr. Longoria has loved providing care for sick and healthy pets, as well as getting to know his patients and clients!
“The best part of being a veterinarian is coming to work every day and having zero clue what might come in that day. MVC is a unique place in that every team member genuinely has the best interest of every single patient in mind.”
Gary Jones, Licensed Vet Tech
Gary Jones (Licensed Vet Tech) is originally from Waller, Texas and has lived back and forth between Waller and Houston his entire life. He volunteered at the SPCA during school then continued to work there for 3 years. He did his externship at a rehabilitation clinic then gave emergency medicine a try for 3 years. Gary graduated in 2010, with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. Gary loves horses so much that he owns two himself, he’s an avid trail rider, his favorite color is magenta pink, and has appeared on his favorite TV show Animal Cops Houston several times. Keep an eye out for Gary! We love Gary’s positive demeanor and excellent work ethic. He keeps our team laughing through the day.
“I have helped animals my entire life and I have seen them at their best and at their worst. I can barely describe the satisfaction and joy I feel when I am helping those who need it most. Rottweilers are my favorite; they have such an amazing amount of loyalty and intelligence and I will always have one or twelve!”
Shannon Gerber, Vet Tech/Materials Manager
Shannon Gerber (Vet Tech/Materials Manager) is originally from Minnesota but has been in Houston for about 10 years now. She’s been in the veterinary field since 2001. She starting her career at a small animal clinic in Minnesota, then moved into a specialty clinic and then low-cost vaccine clinic in Houston. She took a few years off to pursue pet sitting. Shannon is thoroughly enjoying being back in the clinic setting and being part of a team. Shannon attended the Minnesota School of Business and graduated with an Associates of Animal Science in Veterinary Technology. She is a mother of 3 human babies and 5 fur babies (3 cats and 2 dogs), all of which are rescues. In addition to her patient care we rely on Shannon for all supply orders and she always goes above and beyond. Shannon is a gem and makes all our patients feel comfortable.
“I love all breeds of animals but dogs are my favorite! Caring for animals has always been a passion of mine and it’s very rewarding. I feel fortunate to work with a group of people who feel the same way I do.”
Debbie Ybarra, Certified Vet Tech
Debbie Ybarra (Certified Vet Tech) is originally from Texas City and has living in Houston for over 20 years. She has been in the veterinary field her whole life. She has been a pet owner from a young age which nurtured her love of animals. She is always looking to help all animals in need. She previously worked at the Galveston Animal Shelter prior to relocating to Houston. She is a Certified Level I Vet Tech Assistant. Debbie loves meeting new people and her contagious laughter is heard throughout our clinic.
“I love everything about my job! What’s not to love? I get to play with animals all day and I have the best teammates!”
Desman Sandoval, Kennel Tech
Desman Sandoval (Kennel Tech) has been living in Houston since 2011 but was born in Honduras. He started his veterinary career with MVC in 2015. We joke that Desman has a farm because he has birds, cats, dogs, and turtles. He has a great love for animals especially freshly bathed pups! He makes bath time enjoyable and almost spa like by singing and having lavender scented oil plug ins. On the weekends you can catch Desman firing up the dance floor doing the salsa or the merengue.
“I have learned so much being part of the MVC family. I get the most satisfaction when my clients are super excited to play with their freshly bathed fur babies!”
Connor Metoyer, Client Services Representative
Connor Metoyer (Client Services Representative) is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana but moved to Houston when she was only 6 years old! She is a new addition to the MVC family but is making herself right at home. Connor graduated from UT -SA with a bachelor’s in Public Health and Epidemiology. Connor’s biggest fan is Sam he is a 3-year-old schnauzer mix and he is her world. On the weekends you can find Connor at the latest art convention or hip music scene. We love Connor’s contagious positive attitude and our patients do too!
“I love small breeds! Anything tiny and fluffy has my name written all over it. My favorite thing about working with animals is showing them love and making them feel calm in a stressful environment. Since starting at MVC, I have learned so much from everyone around me. Knowledge is power!”