Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in River Oaks, TX. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Lake Worth, White Settlement and Fort Worth communities.

  • Dr. Derrick Nelson


    While attending Azle High School, I worked as a kennel worker at Eagle Mountain Veterinary Clinic. I earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1998 and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2002; both from Texas A&M University – WHOOP! During my fourth year of veterinary school, I completed an externship in Kentucky working multi-million dollar thoroughbreds, including Kentucky Derby winners.

    Since graduating from veterinary school, I have worked in various veterinary clinics in the DFW area. In April 2011, I bought Town and Country Veterinary Clinic from my friend and colleague, Dr. J. Mac Todd.

    Between my parent’s cattle and chickens, my in-laws herd of Cocker Spaniels, my brother’s Golden Retriever, and my own animals, I stay pretty busy treating family pets. I have broken the news to them that I also need to treat client’s pets as well. They were shocked that I did not purchase this clinic just to treat their animals.

    I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, but my areas of special interest are surgery (especially using our state-of-the-art surgical laser), dermatology, and dentistry.

    My wife, Tiffany is also an Aggie and a great mother to our two daughters Savannah and Charlotte.

    I would like the privilege of serving your pet and your family.

    Member of:

    American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Julie

    Executive Director

    Julie has been at TCVC since 2011. She serves as the Executive Director at TCVC as well as VP of Operations for our parent company, Traditions Veterinary Centers. She was born in upstate NY, but grew up in Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, as well as second degree in Veterinary Technology. Julie has been in the veterinary field for 25 years including 10+ years in zoo and wildlife work in the U.S and Australia. She loves traveling, painting and film making. She has worked on numerous feature films and looks forward to using her passport more this year.

  • Pike Henson

    Veterinary Technician

    Pike is a Veterinary Technician that has been at TCVC for almost 5 years. He is well traveled and when he is not at school or at work you can be sure he is in a hammock with a book or in his woodshop. He has four fur kids that he travels with.

  • Caroline


    Caroline has been active in training since & age of 10 yrs starting in 4-H. She has trained over 50 champions, obedience and herding titled dogs. On Board of Directors for the Alaskan Malamute Club of Greator Houston and serves as the reporter or the National club southern area. Loves all water sports and is an avid NPR listener. Trained and worked the first Arson dog in the state of Texas and attended Dallas Co Five and Arson investigator school with her German Shepherd,  Risa, in 1992.

  • Rafiq

    Veterinary Technician

    Rafiq was born and raised in Pakistan, where he worked as a veterinarian before moving to the United States. He has been with Town and Country as a Veterinary Technician since 1987. In his free time, Rafiq enjoys watching and participating in sports such as basketball and soccer. He also enjoys spending time with family.

  • Kari Williams

    Veterinary Technician

    She has a family of 3 that loves at door activities, such as fishing, horse back  and spending with family. Here family does racing BMX and PC cars on weekends. She has been a vet tech for around  yrs and loves every part of her job

  • Sarah


    Sarah was born in Scitucite, Massachusettes but has spent most of her life living in fort worth TX, She has two children and loves spending time with her 2 chihuahuas and 3 cats in her spare time. You can find her either baking cakes and sweets or doing music with her fiancé.

  • Kayla Wagers


    Kayla is our fun loving receptionist that greets you with a smile the moment you walk in the door. Keyla has been with us since April 2011 and we love when she brings in her 2 dogs Nilla & Sinbad. Kayla loves her time here @ TCVC & is eager to learn new things.

  • Jaye Logan


    Jaye finally settled down in Texas, after moving more than 30 times in her life. She was born in Owensboro, KY. She enjoys the outdoors, especially when it involves being with her two boys (Easton Ryder and Paxtyn Roush). Her family also includes an Anatolian Shephard mix named “Little”  Tike (name credit goes out to Easton Ryder).

  • Brittany Reece


    Brittany has been a receptionist with TCVC since august of 2017 & we are proud to be able to promote her to technician. Brittany proves himself on being capable to educate clients while in the room, and always makes time to listen to clients concerns. When she is not working, Brittany loves to spend time with her friends & her two children Lucifer & Harley Qwin.

  • Jodie


    Jodie is a veteran groomer who has been professionally trained at an accredited college for pet grooming. She is highly skilled at working with both dogs and cats in a gentle and caring manner.

    • Breed specific cuts for dogs and cats

    • “Specialty” cuts for a custom look

    • Skilled handling of fearful or anxious pets

    • Always strives to give the pet owner just what they are looking for

    • Extra gentle care for senior pets or special needs pets

    ​Services offered:

    • Specialty shampoos and blow outs

    • De-matting

    • Hand scissoring for specialty cuts

    • Full body shaves

    • Nail trims and anal gland expression

    • Nail polish and bows

    • Want something else? Just ask!