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3600 South Highway 87
Big Spring, TX

(432) 267-8291


Scott Burt, D.V.M.

Dr. Burt graduated from Texas A&M University with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After a 2 year residency with Dr. Akin Simpson here at Highland Animal Hospital, he purchased the practice in 1986. He is married to Debbie, and they have three daughters; Callie, LeDawn, and Codye.(All married also - hallelujah!) Toodles, Harvey, Noah, and Gracie make up their animal clan.

Dr. Burt and his wife, Debbie, are blessed by and love spending time with their grandchildren (Hayley, Boston, Jaxson, Ellye, Gideon, Ava, Berklee, Deacon, and Finlee). Dr. Burt and Debbie are very active with their church, Trinity Baptist.

Debbie Burt,    Practice Manager

Debbie is the BOSS! The wife of Dr. Burt, she has been the backbone of our practice for the last 25 years. She is responsible for all staff scheduling, practice management, accounting, and also receptionist as needed.

Her special pet is "Toodles".

Spenser ayer,     Office manager

Spenser was born in Big Spring and grew up in Midland. She attended Midland College after graduating from Midland Christian High School and she is a certified phlebotomist. She has always loved animals and has a white Chihuahua named Bella. Spenser is very active in her church Trinity Baptist of Big Spring.

Lisa Janssen, Registered Vet Tech

Lisa Janssen is our registered veterinary technician. She graduated from Big Spring High School and then attended the Midland College Technician Program, graduating in 2004. She completed her clinical internship here at Highland Animal Hospital, then became a part of our clinic staff. Her family includes her husband Troy, daughter Mallory, son Brady, along with her pets, Luke - a Chihuahua, her cat Tootles, a rat Madiline, and a bearded dragon Elvis. She is learning with every new day and experience and is here to help with your animals needs.

Angie Williams                                 Vet Assistant                             

Angie was born and raised in Big Spring and graduated from Forsan High School in 1995.  She received a certificate in Surgical Technology in 2002. She worked for us from 1994-2002 then went to work in Orthopedics from 2003-2013. We are thankful she has now found her way back home to Highland Animal Hospital.  Angie has been married to Chad for fourteen years and they have three amazing children; Trevor, Hannah, and K’Leigh.  They have  two fur babies- Peanut and Audi.  

Tierra Sharpe,                Vet Assistant

Tierra graduated from Big Spring High School and attended Howard College, she has always loved animals and dreamed of working in the veterinary field.  Coming to work for us in 2010 as a teenager, she started in animal care and is now a Veterinary Assistant.  She has been married to her husband Preston for 5 years and they have a son Masson.  Rounding out their family are 3 dog, 3 cats and one fish.

Jessie Robertson,   Vet Assistant

Jessie was born and raised in Jasper, Al. She Moved to Texas a little over a year ago. She started working for Highland Animal Hospital in Feb. of 2014. She has always loved animals and has found her dream job. She is married to her husband of 7 years, Heath Robertson. She has two horses and 12 dogs.

camille storey,        vet assistant

Camille graduated from Reagan County High School in 2010, and then attended the Veterinary Technology Program at Vista College in Lubbock, TX.  Camille loves animals and has always been interested in working in the veterinary field. Her family includes her daughter Charlee, dogs Trixie and Koda, cats Jasper and Snowball, and two fish. 

Jennifer Crider,          vet assistant

Jennifer was born and raised in Leaner Texas, Jennifer graduated from Leander High School in 2010. She attended Texas State University and studied Wildlife Biology. Jennifer started working as a veterinary assistant and has loved it! She has one Catahoula furbaby named Luna. 

Nathan Permenter, Animal Care

Nathaniel  is a graduate from Big Spring High-school and is currently a sophomore at Howard College.  Nathaniel  has been working as an Animal Care Assistant since June 2016. He has two dogs Ethan and Konrad , and one cat named Taffy. He has always loved animals however his goal for the future is to major in Music education and become a High-school band director.

Demetre randle,           animal care

Demetre is a senior at Big Spring High School. He started working for Highland Animal hospital in July of 2015. He has always had a passion for animals and becoming a veterinarian is his dream. Animals have always been around for him so he plans to be there for them.

dylan tredaway, animal care

Dylan Tredaway is a sophomore at Big Spring High School. Dylan became a member of the team in November of 2015. He loves animals and strives to become a veterinarian one day. He has a large Rottweiler named Nala and a tiny Boston Terrier named Pyper.

McKenzie Schrecengost,  Animal Care

McKenzie was born and raised on a small farm in Big Spring, she is homeschooled and will graduate in 2018. She loves animals and has had a variety of different pets including horses, snakes, rabbits and fish. She currently has 2 pygmy goats, 5 cats and one dog. McKenzie is unsure on what her future holds but she knows she wants to travel.