MEET YOUR TEAM
At Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center, our goal is to empower our clients to make the best informed decisions about the medical care of their pets and the quality of their lives. Our newly renovated, full-service veterinary hospital and skilled professional staff provides an educational and compassionate environment for pets and their people, allowing us to offer comprehensive medical and preventative care for the rest of your family.
Jonathan Rocky, D.V.M
Dr. Jonathan Rocky is a 2003 graduate from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rocky opened the doors of Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center in 2006 to realize his dream of providing exceptional client care and veterinary medicine to the residents of Hunt County. Dr. Rocky and his wife Lauri reside in Greenville, with their twin daughters, Avery and Ella, dogs Buckey and Animas, and four cats Waylon, Willie, Scout & Cheeto. Dr. Rocky holds memberships in many veterinary organizations and is dedicated to practicing current protocols and modern, preventative medicine to ensure the safety and well being of the rest of your family. Dr. Rocky is assisted by an experienced and devoted team who understands the special bond between pets and their family. Their expertise, knowledge and compassion for animals allow them to give you the personal and unique attention you and your pet deserve.
Kaitlyn Boerner, D.V.M
Dr. Boerner began pursuing her dream to help and care for animals at a young age. As a high school student, she spent her time volunteering at veterinary hospitals and animal shelters throughout her hometown of Longview, Texas. She then moved to Commerce, Texas, where she began her first steps toward a career in veterinary medicine as a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. During her time there, she joined Turtle Creek as a Kennel Assistant. Over the next 3 years, she gained valuable experience from the clinic until she achieved her Bachelor degree in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Dr. Boerner left the clinic to attend Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Dr. Boerner has since re-joined the clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Boerner and her husband Brandon reside in Commerce, with their 3-legged cat Meeko. Dr. Boerner is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Lauri Rocky, Ph.D.
Lauri has been with Turtle Creek since its inception and serves the clinic as the Practice/Business Manager. She and Dr. Rocky currently reside in Greenville with their twin daughters Avery and Ella, along with a houseful of furry, four-legged kids. Outside of work, Lauri thoroughly enjoys time with her family, reading, most any craft project. Lauri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Texas. After graduating college she decided pursue a post-graduate degree in the field reproductive biology at Texas A&M University. While there, she completed a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology with specific emphasis in canine and bovine reproduction. She supports Dr. Rocky with the assisted reproductive needs of his canine clients. Lauri has also enjoyed serving as Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce where she has taught courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals and Nutritional Biochemistry to undergraduate students in the Agricultural Sciences Department.
Hospital Administrator, CVA-1
Jennifer joined Turtle Creek as our Hospital Administrator in July of 2012. Her background includes experience in client service and technician positions, as well as working for a veterinary management consulting group, where she helped veterinary practices nationwide improve their management structure and client service. Her passion is supporting the bond between pet owners and their pets through exceptional client service and superior medical care. Jennifer plans to further her education by becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager through the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. She resides in Greenville with her husband, Russell, their son, Lance, and their three dogs, Zoey, Benjamin and Leonard.
Jessica joined our team in January of 2019 with several years of experience in the veterinary industry, including client service and veterinary technician training. Since she was very young, Jessica has been involved with rehabbing squirrels and has helped rehabilitate several squirrel babies since she came to Turtle Creek. It is not uncommon for her to be seen around the hospital with a squirrel tucked in her pocket. Two fun facts about Jessica – her favorite color is blue, and she wishes she knew how to whistle. Jessica is a pet parent to two dogs, Millie and Poppy, and a cat Lilly. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and completing DIY projects around her home.
Senior Client Care Specialist, CVA-1
Jenn joined our team in October 2013, after many years in the “human” medical field, and now leads our client care department as Senior Client Care Specialist. During her tenure, Jenn has earned her CVA-1 certification, is an event coordinator for our annual Hot Diggity Dog Jog event, and our clinic “go to” mom. In addition to all her qualities listed above she is compassionate about helping those in need, no matter what the circumstance is, and she jumps in fully ready to help however she can. Jenn is blessed with two sons, Christian and Hadyn, and two beautiful granddaughters, Aubree and Arya. She has a cat named “Pico de Gato” a loving, loyal, and feisty orange tabby. On her off time, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends, taking spontaneous road trips, and she loves going to listen to live music.
Client Care Specialist
Jayde joined our team back in October 2019. She is one of the first faces you see when you walk through our doors! Her positive and upbeat attitude keeps us smiling all day, and her passion for all creatures big and small shines through her work. She loves all of your fur babies as if they were her own - this gets her in trouble when she goes home to her pack of two cats and two dogs (T-Bone, Von-D, Gremmy, and Ozzie). It's like an interrogation of sniffing every evening! She dreams of furthering her career in the veterinary field, and her 9 year old daughter, Addi, is already following in her footsteps. She can often be seen with a coffee cup in her hand, petting a dog / cat with the other.
Client Care Specialist
Gabby began working at Turtle Creek in September of 2020 as a Client Care Specialist. She graduated from Greenville High School in 2016 and has a lot of love for animals of all kinds. Gabby has a son, Sebastian, who is her whole world, as well as 2 dogs, Annie, Bella, and a one-eyed cat named Odie. When she isn’t working she loves to spend time with her son, cook/bake, or hang out with friends.
10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Senior Veterinary Technician, CVA-2
Spencer joined Turtle Creek as a Veterinary Technician in August of 2010. His passion for the medical field, and love of animals has kept him continuously interested in veterinary science. He has explored many avenues in this field. From veterinary assistant to pharmaceutical sales, to his most recent venture in College Station, TX as an Anesthesia Technician for Texas A&M University. Just recently he, along with his wife and three children, moved back from College Station so that they may pursue greater opportunities and be closer to family. Spencer has 4 canine family members; two Labradors, Katy and Max, and two Lhasa Apso's named Coco and Tumi. In his spare time, Spencer can be found entertaining his boys with fishing, riding bikes, or doing just about anything outdoors!
Veterinary Technician, CVA-1
Kelly joined the Turtle Creek team in July 2018. She has been a veterinary technician for several years. She has lived in the Greenville area her entire life and has always had a passion for all creatures, great and small. Promoting informed and educated pet ownership is one of her goals, as well as providing the best care possible to our patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding horses, and volunteering with our local animal shelter. She is a 1st dan black belt in Taekwondo and has shown Jack Russell Terriers in the JRTCA for about 18 years. At home, Kelly has three dogs of her own: two jack russells named Mouse and Zazu, and a Heinz 57 named Chinook.
Erica Walker, B.S.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Erica graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Cedar Valley College in 2010, and from Tarleton State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business. Erica loves living in the country and farm life! She has 5 horses, several chickens (all have names), 4 pet turkeys, a dove, and her 4 "kids" (her dogs) Chey, Spike and Stella, and Wilee. Erica has been an animal lover her entire life and could not imagine working in any other profession.
Rachael was born and raised in Greenville and while growing up she always had a passion for animals, especially horses. In her youth, Rachael actively participated in local open and 4-H horse shows. After graduating community college, Rachael began her veterinary career in Gilmer, TX before moving back to Hunt County in 2015. Rachael has hopes of pursuing a career in the equine industry in the future.
Valente joined the Turtle Creek team in September 2020. He was introduced into the veterinary field in 2016 and has loved the profession ever since. Since his name is hard to pronounce, Valente will often introduce himself as Val. He is currently working towards many goals in the veterinary field such as reaching CVA III, continuing with his AKC Evaluator certification, and graduating from Texas A&M Commerce so that he may begin applying to vet school! Val has three dogs of his own: Balto, Schilinsky, and Suka.
Patient Care Attendant
Kacie is a United States Navy Veteran who is originally from Aurora, CO. She now calls Greenville, Texas home with her husband Noah, two beautiful daughters MaKenzie and Olivia, and their three fur babies Granite, Harlee and Tiffany. Kacie previously worked in the medical field as a medical assistant for several years before taking time off to spend with her small children. Kacie has been part of the Turtle Creek Team since January 2019!
Technician in Training
Kaylee has been a Patient care attendant with Turtle Creek since May of 2019. She is a freshman in college to pursue her dream as a Dental Hygienist. When she has free time she is either spending it with her friends or watching Netflix. She loves to play tennis and played all throughout high school. She has one dog named Kendell and loves animals. She has really enjoyed working as part of our team and is eager to learn as much as she can.
Patient Care Attendant
Lucero is a senior in high school. She began volunteering with us during the fall of last year, and accepted a position as a PCA in June. Currently, she is taking college classes to advance in credits before she graduates, and hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her freetime, Lucero likes to spend time with family and watch Netflix. She lives on a farm, with 3 dogs, Buddy, Chocolate and Rowdy, a cat, a horse, and a lot of cows. She loves learning and appreciates all of the knowledge she's gained from working at Turtle Creek.