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Dr. Michael Villanueva remembers when his family dog was hit by a car; he was six years old. The veterinarian made such an impression on him that he decided to become a veterinarian. He worked at a local primary care veterinary clinic in high school and for six years as an emergency and intensive care unit technician at the veterinary hospital at Texas A&M University, an experience that set him on the path to becoming an emergency clinician. He is particularly interested in toxicity and trauma cases.
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Spring TX
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Villanueva spends his free time with his wife and two children Thomas (4 ½) and Teagan (5 months) doing anything that keeps his son busy. The family has four pets: a dachshund named Skeeter, a husky mix named Olaf and two cats, Nemo and Belle.
Dr. Amanda Shotts is a native Texan, she was born in Houston and raised in the Fort Worth area. She attended Texas A&M University and earned her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences in 2009 and Veterinary Degree in 2013. Upon graduation, she completed a rotating Internship in Spring, TX and developed a passion for emergency Medicine. She has practiced in emergency medicine since completing her internship throughout the Houston area. Dr. Shotts met her husband in 2008 during a Microbiology class and they married while attending veterinary school in 2012. They are now both emergency doctors and stay busy with their young daughter, 3 cats, and 1 dog. Dr. Shotts’ hobbies include: reading, running, cycling, and raising a very active toddler.
Born and raised in Kansas, Dr. Oakley graduated veterinary school from Kansas State University. After practicing in the snow and cold Dr. Oakley and his wife Rebekah to California where we lived for 10 years. We moved to Texas with our cat and four dogs to be closer to family but still be away from the snow. Dr. Oakley join the SLVS Emergency and Critical Care section in late 2013.
Dr. Anderson is a native Houstonian. She attended Texas A&M University graduating with her Bachelors in Animal Science in 2007. She worked in laboratory animal medicine and neuroscience research for several years while completing her Masters of Biological Sciences in 2011 at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in California, graduating in 2017. Ready to be back in Texas with her husband, she completed a small animal internship in Houston and welcomed her first child shortly after. Dr. Anderson loves spending time with her family (including her dog, cats and fish), reading, drawing, spending time outdoors and enjoying diverse Houston culture.
Dr. Cordova was born and raised in the Katy/Houston area. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from Oklahoma State University, where she also played soccer. For her Veterinary Medicine degree, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and finished her DVM at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Upon graduation, she completed a year long rotating emergency focused mentorship here at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists. Outside of practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Cordova enjoys going to the beach with her dogs, trying new restaurants, and catching up on sleep. Dr. Cordova has a black cat named Loki, a one-eyed cat named Leela, and 2 Siberian Huskies named Kaci and June Bug.