Specialty Teams

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Emergency & Critical Care

Open 24/7

281-491-7800
1515 Lake Pointe Pkwy,
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Oncology Team

ANDREW NOVOSAD

DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVIM (ONCOLOGY)

Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology,  Oncology Section Head

Dr. Novosad joined Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists in 2008. Prior to joining the SLVS team, he spent six years in private referral practice in the Dallas area.  He earned his DVM at Louisiana State University and completed his internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and residency in Medical Oncology, at Animal Medical Center in New York City. His clinical interests include lymphoproliferative disorders, melanoma, and novel anti-cancer agents.  In 2017, Dr. Novosad became the first veterinary oncologist to receive the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice Clinical Referral and Consultation Award.  Outside of work, Dr. Novosad enjoys college football (Geaux Tigers!!!) and is an avid runner

BRIANNE DIPRIMA

ONCOLOGY VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, LVT

Brianne joined the SLVS team initially in 2015 after completing her externship and earning her LVT from Vet Tech Institute in Houston. She then moved back home to New York and worked at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. In 2019 she returned to Houston to once again work at SLVS. She also has a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Art History, and received an Associates in Nursing before deciding to become an EMT. She ultimately decided that she wanted to stay in veterinary medicine. She loves learning and considers herself a jack of all trades. Her hobbies include working out, running, painting, and listening to music. And she resides with her husband, daughter and 3 fur kids, Kiba, Belly and Stubby, who happens to be the original Pawministrator of SLVS.

CHRISTINA BRANDENBURG, LVT

ONCOLOGY VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Christina joined the SLVS team in 2011. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas and became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in 2007. Her background in veterinary medicine includes over 10 years of experience in general practice and emergency and critical care. Christina started in our ICU department, but soon developed a passion for Medical Oncology. Her special interests include offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, sewing, gardening, and cooking. Her household includes “Cheyenne” a fun-loving German Shepherd, “Zoë” a shepherd husky mix, “Kora” an Australian Shepherd mix, and “Yuki” a Siberian Husky.

KIMBERLY SANDERS

CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

Kimberly was born in Richmond, Texas and raised on a small farm in Belleville. Her passion for animals started at a young age while tending to the farm animals and many family pets. She got her start in veterinary medicine by working as a kennel tech in high school and training up to the technician role. After high school, she attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and Pima Medical Institute to obtain her certification. Kimberly loves spending her free time outside in nature, rescuing and re-homing animals of all kinds as well as volunteering for the Texas Wildlife Refuge Center. At home, she dedicates herself to her young son Aiden and her two dogs: Precious and Coco the chi-weenie, as well as her tortoiseshell cat named Motley. She started with us at SLVS in September with eight years experience as a technician and three years as a client care specialist.