Meet the Staff!
Jonathan C. Rocky, D.V.M.
Dr. Rocky is a native of the North Dallas area and knew from a very young age of his compassion for animals and love of science and medicine. He began volunteering at a local veterinary hospital at age 14, and confirmed his mission in the field while working his way through school. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1999, from the University of Texas at Dallas, and started veterinary school 3 days later. Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University in 2003, Dr. Rocky joined a private veterinary clinic in Magnolia, Texas, a beautiful town in the piney woods of Northwest Houston. After a few years as an Associate Veterinarian, he was ready to start his own practice a little closer to family. In 2005, Dr. Rocky, family and friends began renovations of an old farm house in Greenville, Texas, and transformed it into our new veterinary facility, which opened in May 2006. Dr. Rocky and his wife Lauri reside in Greenville, with their twin daughters, Avery and Ella, dog Isabelle, and three cats Christopher, Willie & Waylon. Dr. Rocky holds membership in many veterinary organizations and is dedicated to practicing current protocols and modern, preventative medicine to ensure the safety and well being of the rest of your family.
Lauri Rocky, Ph.D.
Lauri has been with Turtle Creek since its inception and serves the clinic as the Practice/Business Manger. She also has a background in canine reproduction and supports Dr. Rocky with the assisted reproductive needs of his canine clients to include semen collection, evaluation, freezing and storage, and also artificial insemination; both surgical and non-surgical. She and Dr. Rocky currently reside in Greenville with their twin daughters Avery and Ella, along with a houseful of furry, four-legged kids. Outside of work, Lauri thoroughly enjoys time with her family, reading and most any craft project.
Lauri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Texas. After graduating college she decided pursue a post-graduate degree in the field reproductive biology at Texas A&M University. While there, she completed a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology with specific emphasis in canine and bovine reproduction. Lauri has also enjoyed serving as Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce where she has taught courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals and Nutritional Biochemistry to undergraduate students in the Agricultural Sciences Department.
Jennifer joined Turtle Creek as our Hospital Administrator in July of 2012. Her career in the veterinary industry began 7 years ago as a client care specialist and veterinary technician. Her most recent adventure included working for a veterinary management consulting group, where she participated in helping veterinary practices nationwide improve their management structure and client service. Her passion is supporting the bond between pet owners and their pets through exceptional client service and superior medical care. Jennifer plans to further her education by becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager through the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. She is owned by a spoiled rotten dachshund named Zoey, and a clumsy cat named Reginald.
Spencer joined Turtle Creek as a Veterinary Technician in August of 2010. His passion for the medical field, and love of animals has kept him continuously interested in veterinary science. He has explored many avenues in this field. From veterinary assistant to pharmaceutical sales, to his most recent venture in College Station, TX as an Anesthesia Technician for Texas A&M University. Just recently he, along with his wife and three children, moved back from College Station so that they may pursue greater opportunities and be closer to family. Spencer has 4 canine family members; two Labradors, Katy and Max, and two Lhasa Apso's named Coco and Tumi. In his spare time, Spencer can be found entertaining his boys with fishing, riding bikes, or doing just about anything outdoors!
Nichole joined the Turtle Creek as a Patient Care Attendant in July 2015. Nichole grew up in Greenville and realized her love of animals at an early age. After a successful high school career, including winning grand champion with our local FFA chapter, Nichole graduated in 2010 and began pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian by attending Texas A&M University at Commerce in the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program. Nichole has four lovely dogs that go by the names Bailey, Maggie, Lucky, and Kendell.
Sara joined Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center in February 2015. She began her work as a Veterinary Technician in 2012. Sara grew up in Alvarado, Texas and now lives in Royse City with her husband and her two children, Bella and Jude. Sara has a very spoiled cat named Mordecai and a sweet blue heeler-husky named Sheila. Sara’s passion in the Veterinary field is Dentistry. Sara hopes to obtain her LVT in the future and specialize in small-animal dentistry. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and live music.
Don joined Turtle Creek in August 2015 as a Veterinary Technician. He worked in the human medical field for 15 years and has been in the Veterinary field for the last 12 years. Don grew up here in Greenville and lives here with his wife of almost 20 years, Jennifer, and 3 kids, Colton, Hunter, and Jessica. Don has 5 canine family members, including two Beagles, a Jack Russell mix, a Lab, and a Dachshund. Don's hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, fishing and hunting, and his kids sporting events.
Chris joined our team in September 2016 as a Client Care Specialist. He grew up in Greenville before moving to Tyler, Texas for college. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler. His hobbies include personal training, track and field, and powerlifting, all of which he is currently active in. His biggest aspiration is to open a gym in his community to help troubled youth, and he's also a big lover of the pug and French bulldog breeds.
Jaspreet joined the Turtle Creek team in August 2016 as a Patient Care Attendant. She is from Greenville, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce in May, 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. Jaspreet grew up in a house with animals around and fell in love with every one of them. Currently, she is in love with her Chihuahua named Sam and her cat (a gray tabby) named Sean. She especially loves cats and would like to be able to provide a home for all the ones who need it. Jaspreet loves being around animals as well as veterinary medicine; hence, she would like to become a veterinarian and have her own practice one day so that she can provide the best possible medical care to the animals who need it.
Taylor Conti joined the Turtle Creek team in May 2016 as a Patient Care Attendant. She is currently attending Texas A&M University-Commerce in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Helping animals has been her passion since she was very young. Taylor began rescuing dogs, cats, and various wildlife early on in her life. Then in High School she showed black Angus heifers in FFA. Since then she's worked with horses learning horsemanship while on a local ranch. Taylor is owned by a quarter horse named Boone, a border collie named Asher, a black lab named Sadie, and three cats. Taylor's goal is to continue her education to obtain a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her hobbies include riding horses, training for Spartan races, and spending time with family and friends.