Meet our Veterinary Doctors
Gabriela Nieves, DVM
Mackenzie Arnold, DVM
Wei-Teng Chang, DVM
Dr. Wei-Teng Chang was born and raised in Taiwan. He obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan in 2007. After practicing for a year, Dr Chang ventured to the USA in search of learning more . . . especially about exotic animal veterinary medicine. After meeting several experienced veterinarians, Dr Chang was impressed by their expertise and extensive knowledge, and he became motivated to pursue his journey to the USA. Since 2014, Dr Change completed 1 year of clinical training at LSU’s veterinary school. Dr Chang is excited to practice veterinary medicine in the USA, and his professional interests include soft tissue surgery, exotic animal medicine and, especially, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine/acupuncture. In his free time, Dr Chang enjoys watching movies, reading, and practicing Tai Chi.
Patrick Choyce, DVM - Medical Director
Dr. Patrick Choyce is a 1983 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in Animal Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Choyce practiced for three years as an associate in small and large animal practices before moving into emergency medicine. After practicing for 5 years in emergency practice and daytime relief practices, Dr. Choyce opened All Pets Animal Hospital on Mason road in March 1990. After 21 years, he moved the practice to the current location and new modern facility on Kingsland Boulevard.
Although his family is from Houston, his dad was a naval aviator, so Dr. Choyce grew up all over the United States. Besides enjoying veterinary medicine as his profession, Dr. Choyce enjoys spending time with his wife Dodie, children, and family. The Choyce's pet family includes a Tuxedo short hair cat "Groucho" and two Burmese cats"Charlise" and "Sky", 2 African grey parrots "Georgie" and "Flatop", an Eclectus parrot "Bailey", and a cockatiel "Lovie". He also cares for foster and rescue dogs including his awesome wheelchair Chihuahua Indy. Dr. Choyce also enjoys working out, cycling the MS 150 tours, camping, backpacking, playing guitar, singing, studying Spanish, participating in youth and mission activities at church, and volunteering for service work to several organizations.
Sarah M. Heineman, DVM
Dr. Sarah Heineman is a 2009 graduate from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hendrix College, located in Conway, Arkansas. She worked as a small animal practitioner in San Antonio prior to joining the All Pets Animal Hospital team.
Dr. Heineman is originally from California, but grew up in Humble, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, live music venues, and dance/musical theater, as well as hiking, camping, exercising, and reading. Dr. Heineman also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, her Italian Greyhound, Giselle, and her blind Shih Tzu, Ray Charles.
Chen Han Lee, DVM
Dr. Chen Han Lee moved to Texas from California. He graduated from National Ching Hsing University and received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in Taiwan. He completed a 1 year clinical rotation at Kansas State University prior to obtaining his PAVE certificate.
Dr. Lee loves taking care of animals because he believes they are "joyful, faithful companions, uniquely and wonderfully made." His areas of special interest are small animal cardiology, internal medicine, and ultrasoundnography. He loves All Pets because we provide all the medical support a pet could ever need.
His family includes his beloved wife and two children. He has three dogs, and Kai and Harry will always be with the family in spirit. He enjoys playing piano and basketball, and is looking forward to picking up watercoloring and Legos!
An exceptionally conscientious Dr., who is very passionate about animal care, Dr. Lee would love to take care of your pets!
Sukjung Lim, DVM
Dr. Sukjung Lim was born and raised in South Korea. His exceptional love and compassion for animals led him to entering veterinary medicine. He graduated from Konkuk University College of Veterinary Medicine in South Korea and received his DVM degree in 2012. Dr. Lim first began working for the Korean government as a public animal health official. Dr. Lim then worked as an associate veterinarian in a thriving small animal practice, Deokso Animal Medical Center in South Korea until August 2015. Dr. Lim then moved to the USA and completed his 1 year of clinical training at LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2016. He has a special interest in Veterinary Neurology and Surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Lim enjoys playing tennis, weightlifting, and watching movies. He also loves spending time with his two beautiful cats he brought from South Korea. Dr. Lim is so excited to move to Houston and join the All Pets Animal Hospital family!
Melinda Luper, DVM
Dr. Melinda Luper grew up in Tahlequah, OK, and attended Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with her veterinary degree in 2001. She practiced in Oklahoma for seven years gaining vast medical and difficult surgical skills. She was also the head veterinarian for a Safari Sanctuary, and worked on numerous exotics, including lemurs, tigers, monkeys, and bear. She moved to Houston in 2009 and became the senior veterinarian for another hospital before joining our team.
Dr. Luper enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but loves wellness and preventative care and nutrition the most. She loves all animals but has a special touch when it comes to large breed dogs leery of vets, and not-so-happy cats. She also enjoys working with wildlife and has become one of the leading skunk experts in the US.
Her animal family includes two German Shephers, a tortie cat, and a hedgehog. The German Shepherds require a lot of time and energy and Dr. Luper trains them in Schutzhund and Protection Sports Association clubs.
Marieta Solé, BVMS
Dr. Solé was born in Argentina but has moved around for much of her life, living in Brazil, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Scotland and England. She completed her undergraduate studies at Davidson College in North Carolina, receiving a BSc in Biology with a concentration in International Studies. She worked at Columbia University, specializing in cancer research, before attending the University of Glasgow in Scotland to obtain her veterinary degree. She also completed an masters in biodiversity and conservation while there. Dr. Solé worked in a small animal hospital for 2 years in Leeds, England before relocating to Houston.
In her free time, Dr. Solé enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching soccer, supporting her husband's basketball team, and traveling. Her pet family currently only includes her 'nieces'- corgi crosses Lucy and Lola, but she is looking to expand this with a new puppy soon!
Jaclyn Zangre, DVM
Dr. Jaclyn Zangre was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. From there, she moved to Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Dr. Zangre and her fiance moved to the Katy area in May of 2016, and she has been practicing at All Pets Animal Hospital since June of 2016. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging.
In her spare time, Dr. Zangre enjoys relaxing at home with her fiance, and spending time with her friends and family. She is a fitness enthusiast, and enjoys activities such as yoga, lifting weights, and distance running. Since 2012, she has completed 4 full marathons, and many more Netflix marathons.
Dr. Zangre is excited to be a part of the All Pets Animal Hospital team, and looks forward to working with you and your furry family members!