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Arlington Veterinary Center is privileged to work with these incredible individuals. The friendly, courteous, and encouraging staff are what set us apart and makes your experience a pleasant one at AVC.  Get to know and interact with us at the center or on our Facebook page!AVC Staff on Opening Day

Back row (Left to right): Kristina, David, Deb, Dr. Smyth, Dr. Daugette, Clay, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Waldman, Stephanie, Keith, and Sally 

Front row: Kristen, Cindy, Mallory, Jessica, Jocelyn, and Courtney


Practice Manager
Clay Etheridge

Clay EtheridgeClay joined AVC in August of 2013, from a 25-year corporate background of finance, management, and construction.  He has known Dr. Smyth for some time and when the good doctor mentioned his vision for opening the new Arlington Veterinary Center right here in his hometown, Clay jumped at the opportunity to assist the team in accomplishing this dream.  Clay was born and raised right here in Arlington, attending Swift Elementary, Bailey Junior High, and Arlington High school.  He joined the U.S. Army out of high school and proudly served his country as a structures specialist in military intelligence.  He received the Army Commendation medal and an honorable discharge upon reaching 5 years of service.  After his military years, he traveled a bit but came back to Texas as soon as he could.  As an Arlington native, Clay takes great pride in making every effort to put as much of our resources as possible back into the local community.  He spent several hours in the past as a volunteer at the Arlington animal shelter, where he adopted both of his current pets - an adorable Cocker Spaniel named Winston and a 'small' (19lb!) snow white kitty named Whitey.  


Assistant Practice Manager 
Stephanie Casburn, BS

Stephanie CasburnStephanie grew up in Arlington and has been working at Arlington Veterinary Center since 2011.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on humanities, media, and social science.  She is now in the process of completing her veterinary technician degree through Cedar Valley College, where she will become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).  Stephanie has a spunky 4-year-old grey and black tabby named Link, and a 1-and-a-half year old Aussie/Golden Retriever mix named Theodore Roosevelt, or Teddy for short.  


Head Receptionist
Sally Shores
Sally Shores

Sally joined Dr. Smyth on January 2nd, 1992.  She had just recently been honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and thought she'd like to follow her lifelong dream of working with animals.  Along with her love for pets, Sally enjoys playing guitar, writing music, and singing.  She is the worship leader of her church and has recorded two CDs.  She also has a love for parrots and birds.  She and her husband Don share their home with two dogs, Zachariah and Ezekiel, and ten parrots.  


Technician SupervisorDeb Nagy, CVA
Deb Nagy, CVA

Deb joined Dr. Smyth in May of 1990.  She finished her first round of technical studies at the top of her class in 1989.  With Dr. Smyth's guidance, she honed her skills, broadened her knowledge, and obtained her Level II CVA certification in 2003.  Through the years she established herself as senior/lead technician, providing mentoring to technical and support staff of all levels.  Deb and her husband Joe share their home with a large, fluffy cat named Garfield and an agile, energetic cat named Yumi.  


Kennel Manager
Mallory Huss, BS

Mallory HussMallory joined AVC in May of 2016 with years of various management experience, including that of a high-volume animal hospital.  Born and raised in Arlington, Mallory attended Blanton Elementary, Bailey Junior High, and Bowie High School.  After graduating in the top 2% of her class, she moved to Miami to attend Florida International University where she began her degree.  Mallory soon moved back to Texas to be with her family.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Phoenix with a concentration in Psychology.  Mallory aims to continue on to a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a goal of integrating companion animals into traditional methods of counseling.  She is the proud mommy of Isis, a 3-year old Great Dane, and Millie, a 4-year old Rottweiler.  Mallory spends most of her free time practicing obedience training with her dogs, cooking, gardening, and working on her Pontiac Firehawk.