Our Staff

Team member Dr. John Minnerly

Dr. John Minnerly, D.V.M.

Dr. Minnerly moved to Fort Worth while in highschool and attended Fort Worth Country Day School. During that time he worked at UAH in the kennel and performed some technician duties as well. Dr. M continued his education at Texas A&M University, where he earned his B.S. in Veterinary Science and then his D.V.M.

Following graduation, Dr. M returned to Fort Worth-Dallas, where he worked full-time at several clinics in the area. In 2006, he returned to UAH as a veterinarian to work with Dr. Sam Adams, and in 2009 Dr. Minnerly purchased the practice from his longtime mentor.

Dr. Minnerly is currently a board member for the Fort Worth/ Tarrant County Animal Foundation. The Foundation funds studies on companion animal diseases and provide scholarships for veterinary students at Texas A&M

Dr. Minnerly resides in Arlington with his wife, Annette, and cat, Christina.

Dr. Bob Denton, D.V.M.

Dr. Bob Denton is a part-time Veterinarian who joined the practice in May 2019. Born and raised in Quitman, Texas, he completed his education at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. With a passion for animals instilled from a young age, Dr. Denton was actively involved in 4-H, showcasing horses, and caring for various pets, including chickens, rabbits, snakes, and turtles.

After graduation, Dr. Denton went on to own Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Crowley, Texas, where he dedicated almost three decades to serving the community. His extensive experience includes working with a diverse range of animals, each with its unique personality.

The spark for Dr. Denton’s career in veterinary medicine was ignited during high school and summer breaks in college when he gained valuable experience working for a local veterinarian. The joy of delivering newborn calves or litters of puppies, as well as the thrill of caring for new puppies and kittens, affirmed his calling in the veterinary profession.

Professional interests for Dr. Denton extend to the daily variety of office visits, with a particular fondness for the challenges and enjoyment found in soft tissue surgeries. His dedication and expertise have earned him recognition, and he is actively involved in professional associations.

Outside of work, Dr. Denton and his wife reside on their ranch in Grandview, where they raise beef cattle. Their home is shared with a diverse group of animals, including a llama, alpaca, two mini donkeys, chickens, horses, and, of course, cattle. In 2022, Dr. Denton received the Conservation Rancher Award for Johnson County, acknowledging his efforts in soil and grass regeneration for livestock. He serves as a director for the Soil and Water Conservation District 541 of Johnson County, further contributing to environmental stewardship.

Jamie – Office Manager

Jamie Crawford serves as the Office Manager within the business, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Jamie is a proud alumna of Pascal High School. She entered the veterinary industry in 2000, subsequently becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2004. In this capacity, Jamie offers pet massage therapy within the practice. In 2023, she achieved certification as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, providing valuable Petloss Grief training.

In her role, Jamie finds immense satisfaction in supporting her Drs and Staff to deliver the highest quality care while also practicing canine massage therapy for her patients. Despite the challenges that may arise, Jamie remains devoted to her profession, emphasizing that the joy of working with puppies and kittens and experiencing good days far outweighs the tough ones.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jamie is a mother to two children, Lemon and Dillon. Her furry companions include a ginger cat named Kit and a small dog named Ripley. Outside of work, Jamie continues to make meaningful contributions to her community as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy Instructor, Grief Recovery Method Specialist, and Death Doula.

Caroline

Caroline is a dedicated Veterinary Technician, having assumed her role in December 2020. A true Texan, she was born and raised in Fort Worth and has always called it home. Despite not having a direct college education, Caroline boasts an impressive 13 years of hands-on experience in the field of veterinary medicine.

Caroline’s journey into the veterinary industry was fueled by her lifelong love for animals. From a young age, she knew that working with animals was her calling, and that conviction has never wavered. Her favorite aspect of the job is the perpetual learning experience—medicine is always evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities to expand her knowledge. Additionally, Caroline finds immense joy in working with puppies and kittens, adding a touch of warmth to her professional pursuits.

Certified in Fear Free and Virbac Dental Education, Caroline continually invests in her professional development to enhance her skills and knowledge. While she may not be a veterinarian, her certifications highlight her commitment to providing compassionate and high-quality care to the animals under her watch.

Beyond the veterinary clinic, Caroline leads worship at her local church, where her passion for singing takes center stage. An active member of the “Servant Souls” motorcycle club, she also enjoys the great outdoors, camping, and various artistic pursuits. Married to her high school sweetheart, Zac, a paramedic in Fort Worth, Caroline is a proud mother to their son, Liam. Their family is completed by three rescue dogs—Blue Belle, a Yorkie mix; Remington, a Border Collie mix; and Biggie, a Boxer mix. Caroline further extends her love for animals by volunteering as a foster parent for the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT).

Celina

Celina Haynie was born and raised in Ft. Worth, TX. Celina started her journey with animals in 1998 as an entry level kennel tech and knew at that point animals were her passion and all she wanted to do is help all animals. Celina also volunteered at the Ft. Worth Zoo to help gain knowledge of all animal species. In 2010 she went to back to school and graduated with her Medical Assistant, EKG, Radiology, and Phlebotomy licenses. Ten years later she has come back to her true calling helping the animals and being their voice. Celina has been married for 25 years and have 2 boys Dillon and Gunner. Celina has 4 animals of her own Tessa a Chow, Whiskey a American bulldog, Mia a Alaskan husky, and Pistol a Maine coon. Celina is so excited to meet your pets and provide excellent patient care!

Grace

Grace grew up in Fort Worth, TX and has been with University Animal Hospital since 2017. She is a Veterinary Assistant and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Weatherford College. She has always loved animals and enjoys experiencing their different personalities. UAH has always encouraged her to learn and pursue her passions.

Sammy

Bio coming soon!

Paige

Paige has been a vital part of the UAH team since August 2021, bringing a wealth of hands-on experience accumulated over a decade.

The journey into the veterinary world commenced immediately after high school, starting in the kennel and progressing steadily to the role of a vet tech. Relocating from Grand Prairie to Fort Worth in 2021 continued Paige’s dedication to animal care.

Driven by a genuine love for animals, the decision to join the veterinary industry felt like a natural fit. Working in a vet hospital became an enriching experience for Paige, finding fulfillment in witnessing the daily improvements and recoveries of their furry patients.

A standout moment occurred during a cat c-section, where Paige’s expertise played a pivotal role in saving all the kittens. This defining experience solidified the certainty that they were in the right profession.

Beyond the veterinary scenes, life is shared with a loving husband, a 10-year-old stepson, and cherished furry companions—a Rottweiler named Peaches and two cats, Luna and Harley. Leisure time is sprinkled with the delightful pursuit of cooking and baking, adding a flavorful touch to Paige’s well-rounded life at University Animal Hospital.

Jacki

Jacki is a lifelong animal lover and joined the team in July of 2021. She graduated from SNHU with a BA in Communication in 2015 and has been in customer service since 2017. Jacki lives with her husband, three large dogs, five cats, chickens, goats, and horses. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, drawing and caring for her many creatures.

Cathy

Cathy Swafford serves as the Kennel Manager at UAH, bringing her passion for animals and dedication to her role. Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Cathy moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 3rd grade and has called it home ever since.

With over a year and a half of experience in the animal hospital, Cathy’s journey in the veterinary industry reflects her lifelong passion for working with animals. Her love for the job is evident as she enjoys coming to work every day, finding fulfillment in caring for the animals under her watch.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Cathy takes pride in her role as a mother to her grown son. During her off time, she indulges in activities like antique and thrift shopping, hiking, crafts, and painting. Cathy is not only dedicated to her role as a Kennel Manager but also cherishes her time with her two dogs and two cats, whom she loves dearly. Her multifaceted interests extend to cooking and baking, showcasing her vibrant and well-rounded personality.

Dulce

Meet Dulce, a dedicated kennel tech and certified vet assistant at University Animal Hospital. With a passion for animal care rooted in her high school experiences through the FFA program, Dulce found her calling in the veterinary world. Her journey began as she delved into the field, gaining invaluable knowledge and eventually securing certifications to aid animals in need.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, Dulce’s ability to communicate effectively with diverse clients is a cornerstone of her role. Her fulfillment comes from witnessing the trust and relief in pet owners when they see their beloved animals thriving under her care. Beyond her profession, Dulce’s heart belongs to her own furry companions—a white Maltese named Coco and two medium-haired domestic cats, Gato Bunny and Meow Meow. Outside the clinic, she cherishes the joy of nurturing and spending time with her pets, forming the perfect balance between her professional and personal love for animals.

Lemon

Bio Coming Soon!