About Us

We are a mixed-animal veterinary practice, that has been in business for almost 50 years. We are located in Huntsville, TX on Highway 75 North. At Walker County Veterinary Center, you will find professional team members striving to make your experience with us exceptional. This begins with a well-trained, friendly staff committed to excellence. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your time with us even better.

Veterinarians


John David Nicholson, DVM

Dr. John David Nicholson graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and practiced both large animal and small animal medicine after graduation. Dr. Nicholson is originally from Huntsville and moved back in June of 2017 to work at Moore Veterinary Clinic before purchasing the clinic in March 2021. He is married to Kristin and has 3 children, Luke, Landon and Jacob, who keep him busy between FFA projects, church, and coaching little league baseball. The Nicholsons are active members of Fellowship of Huntsville Church, where they enjoy serving in the Children’s Ministry. Dr. Nicholson looks forward to the opportunity to serve the community by continuing to care for animal needs of our area.

Karen Tatum, DVM

Dr. Karen Tatum grew up in Southern Illinois and received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1991. Professionally, Dr. Tatum’s background has primarily been in small animal medicine and surgery, but she also spent time in shelter and lab animal medicine. Dr. Tatum and her husband, Larry, moved to Huntsville in 2018 after spending 20 years in the Conroe area.  Together they have 2 grown children, 5 grandchildren and recently welcomed a great-grandchild in 2019.  They live on a small farm and have 3 horses, 3 dogs and 8 chickens! While she is not working, she and her husband enjoy spending time with family, horseback riding, and working on their farm.  Dr. Tatum looks forward to the opportunity to care for your dogs and cats, and to developing her interests caring for small ruminants, rabbits, rodents, horses and other species.

Staff


  • Jennifer Crowder, Clinic Manager
  • Elijah Lemmons, Senior Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Allie Saez, Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Madyson Meager, Technician/Receptionist
  • Sandy Meador, Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Natasha Moore, Receptionist
  • Cortni Ashcraft, Technician
  • Jenna Goins, Technician
  • Megan Andries, Technician/Receptionist
  • Kyle Davis, Technician
  • Kristin Nicholson, Business Manager

Want To Join Our Team?

At Walker County Veterinary Center, we are always looking to hire the right people to join our team.  Are you a hard-working, friendly, team player who loves helping animals and their owners?  If you like working in a service minded, family-oriented environment, then we would love to consider you for a position.  Please email mvcstaff@gmail.com to submit your resume.

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Contact Us

Address:
1039 State Hwy 75 North
Huntsville, Texas 77320

Phone Number:
936-291-2145

Fax Number:
936-436-1526

Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday | Closed

*Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri

*Closed from 11:30am-1:00pm on Wednesdays for Team Meetings

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