Staff

Meet Our Staff

The doctors, technicians, and staff members at Forest Creek Animal Hospital are friendly, compassionate animal lovers. Your furry pal will always receive the highest level of care from our knowledgeable team.

Veterinarians

Dr. Clifford H. Peck

Dr. Clifford H. Peck - Owner of Forest Creek Animal Hospital

Dr. Clifford Peck opened Forest Creek Animal Hospital in October of 2000. A native Austinite, he attended Crockett High School and went to Texas A&M University for his undergraduate and veterinary education. After attaining his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 1987, Dr. Peck practiced veterinary medicine in Houston for 12 years before moving back home to Austin. Dr. Peck and his wife Gwen have three children and one beautiful grandson. When he is not spending time with his family, Dr. Peck enjoys fishing, skiing, and playing golf. 

Dr. Cole Q. Carter

Dr. Cole Carter joined FCAH in May of 2014. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, he worked as a veterinary technician at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2010. He has been practicing in the Austin area since 2010. Dr. Carter grew up in the Texas hill country and has two feisty cats - Gracie and Star. In his free time he enjoys anything outdoors, traveling to new places, trying new foods and restaurants, exercising, and following Gator and Aggie athletics.
Dr. Cole Q. Carter

Dr. Lisa Byer

Dr. Lisa Byer

Dr. Lisa Byer began practicing at Forest Creek Animal Hospital in August 2009. A southern Louisiana native, she attended Louisiana State University for her undergraduate studies and veterinary school. Dr. Byer obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2005. She was a small animal practitioner for four years in Las Vegas prior to moving to Round Rock in 2009. In her spare time, Dr. Byer enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors with her dogs. Besides her husband Danny and their son, Dr. Byers’s pets are her world. She has two dogs, Barnabas and Leila, and two cats, Mouser and Asia.

Dr. Amber Breclaw

Dr. Amber Breclaw joined the staff at Forest Creek Animal Hospital in June 2008. She grew up in Houston, TX and went to Texas A&M University for her undergraduate and veterinary school. Dr. Breclaw graduated cum laude with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After practicing veterinary medicine for a year in North Austin, she has now made Round Rock her home. Dr. Breclaw enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Jarrod, have three adorable children: Collin, who was born in July 2009, Claire, born in May 2011, and Evan, born in October 2014. Currently, her pets include a three-legged Chihuahua mix named Bailey and a yellow lab named Bob.
Dr. Amber Breclaw
Dr. David Shaffer

Dr. David Schaffer

Dr. David Shaffer has been with Forest Creek Animal Hospital since June 2005. He was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Shaffer graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1987 and was a classmate, roommate, and friend of Dr. Peck. Dr. Shaffer has also practiced veterinary medicine for twelve years in Corpus Christi and three years in Fort Worth. He recently moved back to Corpus Christi, but he still comes back to work at Forest Creek Animal Hospital a few days every month. Dr. Shaffer enjoys most outdoor activities, including boating and fishing, as well as movies, reading, and talk-sports radio. Dr. Shaffer has two lovely daughters, Hannah and Reilly. He also has four, four-legged children: two Labrador retrievers named Gunner and George, a Yorkshire terrier named Lexy, and a cat named Carlos.

Staff

Kellie-Rae Passarelli - Office Manager and Head Receptionist

Kellie-Rae has been working for Forest Creek Animal Hospital since June of 2007 and became our Office Manager in 2015. Kellie-Rae along with her husband George and her daughter Averie have an English bulldog named Penny.
Kellie-Rae Passarelli
Laura Alvarez

Laura Alvarez - Receptionist

Laura came to us in the summer of 2015, from Northeast Ohio with over 20 years of experience in the medical and dental field. She is married with three sons and has two adorable kitties, Bowtie and Diego, as well as a recently rescued lab mix named Duke. Laura is an avid Cleveland sports fan and loves to see the Indians and Cavs play when they are in Texas! 

Veterinary Technicians

Christie Stryker

Christie came to us in March of 2015 with over 30 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is a proud puppy parent of Josie the Chihuahua and Bailey a sheltie mix.
Christie Stryker
Christine Murray

Christine Murray

Christine joined FCAH as a part time Veterinary Technician in 2014 before she became a full time member of our team in June of 2016. She has worked in veterinary medicine since early 2002 with experience in general, emergency, and specialty medicine. Christine enjoys relaxing with friends, watching movies and cooking. Christine shares her home with four cats and two dogs who are constantly keeping her on her toes. 

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren has worked for Forest Creek Animal Hospital since July 2014. During that time she went to school to become an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician and graduated from her program in May 2016. Lauren has two cats named Aurora and Cocoa and likes fun socks.
Lauren Mitchell
Tiffany Fearance

Tiffany Fearance

Tiffany joined us in September of 2015. She and her daughter Ava are the proud owners of Lucy the Maltipoo, Rex the cat, and Shimmer the Hedgehog. Tiffany has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years and went through a Veterinary Technician Program for Veterinary Technology. Tiffany and her daughter Ava like to go see movies and hangout outdoors. 

Allison Campbell

Allison graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2016 before joining the Forest Creek Animal Hospital team. She has two pets, a dog named Molly and a cat named Kreon.
Allison Campbell

Kennel Technicians

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Tom has been with us since July of 2015. He has two dogs, Jon Snow a greyhound mix and Nanabelle a German Shepard Mix. Tom enjoys spending time with his son and Fiancée or going running. 

Hilary Reckinger

In November of 2015 Hilary started working for Forest Creek Animal Hospital. 
Hilary Reckinger
Sally Alpini

Sally Alpini

Sally has been with us since September of 2015. She goes to UT and will be graduating in May 2017, after which she plans on going to Veterinary school. When Sally is not studying and working she likes to ride her horse Legend.

Jonathan Brown

Jonathan joined our staff in October 2016. He is the leader of his pack, having 2 Husky’s, a 9 year old named Riley and a 1 year old named Maverick along with a 2 ½ year old Irish Terrier Mix named Remi. Jon has a passion for soccer and teaches a girls soccer team when he is not caring for animals at Forest Creek Animal Hospital and his favorite soccer team is Liverpool. 
Jonathan Brown
Grant Jones

Grant Jones

Grant has been with Forest Creek Animal Hospital since January 2013. He graduated from Texas State University in December 2016 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Grant enjoys being outdoors and hanging with friends when he is not spending time with his two dogs, a Basset hound named Harley and a Bluetick Coonhound named Berkley. 

Hannah Keen

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