Our Veterinary Team
MEET OUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Monica Janacek, DVM, MBA
Dr. Janacek grew up on a farm in the small town of Hallettsville, Texas. She always had a large menagerie of animals growing up and never imagined herself as anything other than a veterinarian. In 2000, Dr. Janacek graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. She then went on to vet school at Texas A&M and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004. After receiving a scholarship, she attended the Mays Business School at Texas A&M and received a Masters of Business Administration in 2005. Dr. Janacek started as a large animal veterinarian but unfortunately had a total shoulder replacement in 2006 which ended her large animal career. She has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery at Simonton Veterinary Clinic for over 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and her two children, Melanie and Sam.
Dr. Mary Sanders, DVM
Dr. Mary Sanders is originally from League City, TX. She graduated magna cum laude as a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2004 and went on to graduate cum laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her special interests include equine and small animal dentistry, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Sanders is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Sanders and her husband have three children, two dogs, two cats, two horses and two bunnies. When she is not at work Dr. Sanders enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horse.
Dr. Kastner, DVM
Dr. Kastner grew up on a farm/ranch in south Texas and has enjoyed the company of animals for as long as she can remember. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BS in animal science prior to completing her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M in 2006. She practiced in south Texas as an ambulatory mixed animal veterinarian with an emphasis on bovine/equine medicine before transitioning to predominantly small animal medicine.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Kastner spends her time at the family ranch in South Texas where she manages a large Brangus cow/calf operation. She and her two energetic boys enjoy salt water fishing, swimming and playing at the beach. She is an avid baker, foodie and loves to garden.
She enjoys working with the local community and their pets to keep them in the best health possible and is excited to join the Simonton Veterinary Clinic team.
MEET OUR STAFF
Hello my name is Dana Brzozowski I have been at Simonton Veterinary Clinic since 1998. I have enjoyed working with the clients and their fur babies and making great memories here over the years. My husband Johnny and I have two sons Grant and Carson who both compete for the Texas High School Rodeo Association. Besides our two wonderful boys we have 4 dogs (Diesel, Ziggy, Newt and Gus) 4 horses (Beau, Joe, Axel, and Nacho) and 1 cat (Harriet).
My name is Lacy Martin, and I joined Simonton Veterinary Clinic in 2012. I started as a kennel tech and now do a little bit of it all, from the front desk to assisting in surgery. I’ve learned so much and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have 3 wonderful horses, 5 large crazy dogs, and a couple barn kitties. Besides spending time with our animals, my husband, Calvin, and I love to explore state and national parks with our son, Wyatt.
Hi! Im Grace. I have been with Simonton Vet Clinic for a little over 2 years and I have recently become a TVMA Certified Vet Assistant. I have two very loving cats who are named Tangy and Olivia, and two energetic dogs named Dakota and Denali. During my free time, I am either planning my wedding that will be next year or am riding my bike through Orchard with my fur babies. My joy and passion in life comes from ensuring that the quality of the life of your pet meets my own high standards.
Hi! I’m Katherine, I graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2016 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. I have been working at the clinic since 2017. I have two dogs named Lovey and Lucy who love to play fetch and eat. I have one cat named Augie who loves to cuddle. In my spare time I love to play with my fur babies and ride horses with family.
Hi! Im Teale, and I have been working here for 3 years and have had a passion for animals since my childhood! I studied at Pima Medical Institute where I became a certified vet assistant. I have lived in Simonton, TX my whole life, and I even grew up in the house we call our clinic today! I have 3 fur babies named Traxx, Chief and Millie. In my spare time, my husband Josh and I enjoy spending time outdoors with our animals.
Roxanna De La Garza
Hi! I’m Roxanna. I have been with the clinic only a short period of time, but I am already thrilled to see what is yet to come! I have three cats named Bear, Chester, and Kai and two dogs named Max and Ozzie. Besides spending time with my animals, I enjoy painting.
Howdy! I am a student at Brazos High School. I spend my afternoons and summers giving a helping hand at Simonton Vet. I have helped care for your loving animals for over 3 years. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending my time competing for the Texas High School Rodeo Association in the saddle bronc riding.