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Our Staff

Our Dedicated Veterinarians, Managers, Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Support Staff.

  • Andrew & Alese Roemisch, DVM
    Veterinarians, Practice Owners

    Drs. Andrew & Alese opened Cottonwood Creek Veterinary Hospital in February of 2015. They began the clinic with the goal of providing top quality, affordable care to all species of the Waco area. Dr. Andrew grew up in Stephenville, Texas and graduated from Angelo State University with his Bachelor of Sciences in 2007.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2011. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has specific interest in Food Animal medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Alese, a native of Lorena, attended Texas A&M University and received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2004.  She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2010.  Upon completion of her DVM, she relocated to San Antonio and completed a one year equine internship at Retama Equine Hospital. She enjoys working with all species but maintains a special interest in Surgery and Equine medicine.

  • Heather Teichgraeber, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Heather is a native of Houston, Texas.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2011.  She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies, in 2018.  She completed her clinical year of veterinary school at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Heather’s primary interests are small animal internal medicine and preventative health, equine reproduction and herd health and management.  Dr. Heather grew up owning Golden Retrievers and loves spending time with her Goldens, Charlie & Daisy.

  • Suzanna Curts, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Suzanna is a native of Lahoma, Oklahoma. She has long had a passion for joining the world of veterinary medicine and spent many hours in her aunt's veterinary practice growing up. She attended Oklahoma State University for both undergrad as well as vet school. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She enjoys spending her free time cross stitching, knitting, reading and spending time with her husband and their dogs, cat and guinea pig. 

  • Lauren Baugh, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Baugh grew up in West, Texas and enjoyed spending time with her uncle in his veterinary practice. This inspired her to become a veterinarian herself. She attended MCC before transferring to Texas A&M for the remainder of her undergrad and veterinary school. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two golden retrievers and her cat. 

  • Cristina Diaz, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Diaz is a native of South Florida. She has had a lifelong passion for Veterinary Medicine. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Florida International University in 2017 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies in 2022. She completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her main interests include bovine medicine and reproduction, equine medicine and ambulatory medicine. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her Catahoula Cali, horseback riding, enjoying the Texas live music scene as well as attending stock shows and rodeos. 

  • Jerry Hayes, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Coming Soon!

  • Kelsey Duarte, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Coming Soon!

  • Caleb Murphy, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Coming Soon!

  • Justin Armstrong
    Business Manager

    Justin retired from the Army in 2013. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2018. Shortly after he joined the Cottonwood family as our Business Manager. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, their Miniature Australian Shepherds and horses.

  • Daniele Lockwood
    Veterinary Technician Manager

    Daniele has been working in veterinary medicine in various capacities since 2005. She joined the Cottonwood Creek team in 2017. She has taken on the role of our Veterinary Technician Manager. She is currently working to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She spends her free time with her significant other & step-son, running her own non-profit organization, and taking care of her dogs, cats, Russian & Sulcata tortoises, chinchillas and ball python.

  • Olga Delgado
    Front Office Manager

    Olga began her career in veterinary medicine in 2005 and after taking a break to expand her family, joined us in 2018 as a part time receptionist. She quickly grew within our company and has become our Front Office Manager. Olga spends her free time with her husband, four children, two dogs, seven horses and flock of chickens. 

  • Elsa Tellez, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lead Surgery Technician

    Elsa is a native to Waco and joined the Cottonwood family in 2018. She became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019. Elsa has become our Lead Surgery Technician and takes care of nearly all of our surgical patients. Elsa enjoys spending time with her son, Giovanni and dogs Ellie & Jimmy.

  • Richard Leach, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Richard grew up on his family farm in Hamilton and has lived his entire life in Central Texas, he came to our clinic family in 2018. He became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019.  Richard has a special interest in equine medicine and laboratory testing. 

  • Dana Malek
    Veterinary Technician, Woodway

    Coming Soon!

  • Blaine Polhamus
    Receptionist, Waco

    Blaine grew up in Indianapolis, IN and moved to Waco in 2019. He joined the Cottonwood family in 2020. He has always had a special interest in animals since he was young. In his free time he enjoys playing with his cats, photography and hiking in the great outdoors!

  • Chassity Fant
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    Coming Soon!

  • Katie Hancock
    Veterinary Technician, Woodway

    Coming Soon!

  • Alex Wilson
    Receptionist, Woodway

    Coming Soon!

  • Ariell Owens
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    Ariell was born and raised in the Waco area. Her passion for animals brought her to the Cottonwood family in 2020. She’s currently taking classes to become a licensed veterinary technician and really enjoys patient care.  When away from the clinic Ariell enjoys spending time with her daughter, Khylin and their 3 dogs, 2 cats, and hedgehog.

  • Rebeka Carter
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    Rebeka moved to Texas 5 years ago from California and started in veterinary medicine at a spay and neuter clinic. She has decided to further her skills and continue in this field. She loves spending her free time with two sons. She loves animals of all species and owns 2 dogs, a cat, a snake, and a gecko. Rebeka is excited to pursue her degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

  • Cheyenne Munden
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    Cheyenne was born and raised in Hamilton, Texas. She joined the Cottonwood family in 2020 and is currently working to achieve her goal of becoming a licensed veterinarian technician. She lives in Waco, Texas with her husband, two dogs, and two guinea pigs.

  • Addy Lemoine
    Veterinary Technician Assistant, Waco

    Coming Soon!

  • LeeAnn Seeton
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    LeeAnn was born and raised in rural part Central Texas. She joined Cottonwood family in 2021 and enjoys working with our patients, primarily in the large animal section of the hospital. She has a deep passion for cattle and horses. In LeeAnn’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Australian Cattle Dogs, cattle, horses and single cat.

  • Courtney Mezzles
    Veterinary Technician, Waco

    Courtney was raised in Waco graduating from Midway high school before moving away residing in the Western parts of Texas. Upon returning to Waco, she joined the Cottonwood family in 2021. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, two young boys, and German Shepherd, Luke. Currently, Courtney is studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

  • Mandy Broughton
    Veterinary Technician Assistant, Woodway

    Coming Soon!

  • Ashtynn Webb
    Veterinary Technician, Woodway

    Coming Soon!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Waco Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Emergency Only

Woodway Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed