Dr. Lori Hill was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. After high school she attended college as a pre-med student. She soon decided that working with animals lined up more with who she was. She began her career as a mixed animal practitioner for the first 10 years of practice. After having children, she decided to work only on small animals and has been very happy with that decision for the last 15 years.
Dr. Hill is married to Scott, Dove Creek’s very own Jack of All Trades. They have two children, Ryan who is attending Texas A&M University, and Karli who attends Guyer High School. They have a rescued pup named Snickerdoodle and a perfect black cat named Grasshopper. Dr. Hill is an avid reader and most enjoys watching her daughter play volleyball and early morning coffee drinking with her son.
Dr. Gabrielle Pagano was born and raised in Lewisville, Texas where she graduated as a Fighting Farmer. She joined the Dove Creek Family in 2019. She studied at the University of North Texas graduating with a B.A. in Biology.
Her and husband then headed up north to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017. She currently lives in Little Elm with her high school sweetheart, Tyler and her small herd of dachshunds (Maggie, Oscar, Klaus and Frank). Her favorite hobbies include yoga and thrift shopping.
Traci was born in Waukegun, Illinios but grew up in Rockport, Texas. She currently resides north of Denton with her husband, two amazing children, a new rescue pup named Fiona and their sweet cat Knox.
Traci has always been interested in working with animals and would hang out at her local veterinary clinic as a child to learn everything she could. Her career began 7 years ago as a kennel technician and she is now the Lead Veterinary Technician here at Dove Creek. Traci loves hanging out with her family and telling “dad jokes”. For example: What kind of shorts do clouds wear? Thunderwear!
Elin grew up in South Bend, IN but has lived in several states over the years. She has always had a love for animals and been passionate about their care. When she began her career in the veterinary field it just made sense! She lives with her husband Caleb and their two fur babies Momo, a beagle mix and Bowie a Sharpei mix. Elin loves reading, writing, playing music and the outdoors.
Lauren was born in Sacramento, California. She spent her childhood moving around and has lived in four different states! Lauren has always had a soft spot for animals, but it wasn’t till March of 2019, that she really started to pursue that passion as a potential career; her goal is to become a Veterinary Technician.
Lauren and her husband have a sweet dog named Charlie and a beautiful cat named Tinker Bell. When Lauren was in high school theatre, she learned that she had a knack for special effects makeup, which she still enjoys doing from time to time, although nothing brings her more joy than spending time with family and her fur babies!
Evelin was born in Dallas, Texas but grew up right here in Denton. She started at Dove Creek as a high school student through a pre-veterinary class she was taking. When the class was over Evelin realized she wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field and stayed on as an employee.
Now that she is in college, her plan is to apply to veterinary school when she graduates. Evelin currently has no pets which is why she considers each dog and cat boarder as her own.