Chris Durham, DVM
Chris attended the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma for two years. Here he majored in Pre-Veterinary Biology. During his time at the University of Tulsa, he was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. He then transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma majoring in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science. Here, he was inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Animal Science Honor Society as well as the Lantern Society.
After only three years of undergraduate studies, Chris Durham was accepted into the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A Bachelor of Science was received after the first year of vet school. While achieving honor roll in vet school, he also participated in the National Institute of Health Summer Research Intern Program as well as maintained a Research Assistant position in the OSU Equine Sports Medicine Lab. Dr. Durham has authored two publications as well as received acknowledgement in two additional publications. The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree was instilled on May, 1997.
Upon graduation, Dr. Durham applied his veterinary skills with Abilene Veterinary Clinic in Abilene, Texas. After only ten months of employment, he was promoted to management of Abilene Animal Hospital, a branch practice where he achieved the status of Who's Who in American Business. While in Abilene, he established an ethic of continually placing an emphasis on and devotion to compassionate medical care through client education, utilization of necessary diagnostic tools, and thorough treatment. Dr. Durham has achieved skills in companion pet as well as exotic small mammal and reptile medicine and surgery.
Dr. Durham established Animal Health Centre in August of 2001. Here, he continues to practice the highest quality compassionate care.
Dianne Ellison, LVT
Originally from the greater Houston area, Dianne Ellison moved to the Dallas area in 2005. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Texas Lutheran University, and also received an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College in 2007. She has been an RVT for 8 years, and became licensed in 2014 when the Texas Legislature first allowed licensing of veterinary technicians. Dianne has worked at several veterinary clinics over the years, and brought her vast experience to Animal Health Centre in 2009. Dianne lives in The Colony with her husband, two sons, and two cats.
Trista Harris, LVT
Trista Harris was born in Iowa, but raised in Texas. She has lived in The Colony most of her time in Texas. She previously worked as a CNA in long-term healthcare before receiving her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Murray State College in May 2013. She has worked in veterinary medicine since then, coming to Animal Health Centre in 2014. She obtained her license from the Texas Legislature in 2015. Trista lives in The Colony with her husband and daughter. She has several small animals at home, which include dogs, cats, lizards, and a tortoise.