Meet Our Veterinarians
Mackenzie Cail, DVM
From her earliest memories Dr. Cail has had a profound desire to help animals, but it wasn't until she was older that she discovered that medicine is like solving a puzzle.....and she loves puzzles!
Dr. Cail attended Texas A&M University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and her Bachelor's Degree.
Dr. Cail wants all her clients to leave with all questions answered and all the tools necessary to keep their pets healthy and thriving at home. She believes that her job goes beyond medication, often education and advice is more critical than treatment.
Dr Cail was recently married and together she and her husband are raising their dog, Vail, a Great Pyrenees, and their corn snake, Azrael. Her hobbies include hiking, art, music and reading (she prefers sci-fi and horror).
Her quote: "Animals have given so much to me in my life - a model of beauty, an understanding of myself, entertainment, joy, love, trust - I've had a deep desire to help them however I can from my earliest memories."
Patrick Choyce, DVM
Medical Director, Owner
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.
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.
Robert Clipsham, DVM
Dr. Clipsham graduated from KSU College of eterinary Medicine with additional training in pathology at Washington State University and avian medicine at the UC Davis Veterinary medical teaching Hospital. The next 20 years were devoted to developing clinical technicques and protocols for use in nondomestic pet medicine, domestic propagation of endangered species, overseas conservation projects and educational training of student interns and clinicians. Medical and surgical care was provided for personal pets at his exotics clinic, in addition to field work at private zoos and commercial collections, including the penguin exhibit at SeaWorld San Diego, The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios and the Neverland Collections.
Subsequently, Dr. Clipsham went on to further education earning a doctorate in developmental molecular genetics, postdoctoral studies in adult steam cell engineering and an NIH fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology using gene therapy at UCLA. The past 20 years have been devoted to companion pet care, with strong interests in preventative medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and immunology.
Dr. Clipsham is continuously fascinated by cats and puppies of all ages and sizes. He maintains a strong interest in teaching and has authored over 100 professional publications in addition to lecturing across North America for veterinary and academic groups. His plan is to become board certified in veterinary practice for dogs and cats.
He is the parent of two Tonkinese sisters. His wife is an American historian and expects to visit the many historical sites in Texas.
Amanda Fiser, DVM
Dr. Amanda Fiser was born in Tyler, Texas, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia when she was 12. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at Auburn University in Alabama. While at Auburn, she met her husband in the Emergency room of the local hospital.
After graduating vet school she moved to Houston and has worked at several different animal hospitals. She currently lives with her husband, a cat named Evander, and a Terrier mix named Scarlett. Her work interests include rehabilitation and pain management. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, painting, and running.
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!
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.
Gabriela Nieves, DVM
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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 Koch, DVM
Dr. Jaclyn Koch (pronounced "Coke" - formerly Dr. Zangre) was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She began her veterinary education at the University of Conneticut, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, which she followed with earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Dr. Koch chose to bring her New York accent to Texas for the opportunity to work at such a fast-paced and multi-faceted practice as All Pets Animal Hospital, and to experience the world-renowned "Texan" culture.
As Dr. Koch has an affinity for Emergency and Critical Care and diagnostic imaging, you'll likely find her working All Pets' emergency cases overnight. She enjoys the pressure of the emergency environment, as well as the opportunity to practice a broad scope of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Koch is a fitness enthusiast, and enjoys activites such as yoga, lifting weights, and distance running. Since 2012, she has completed 4 full marathons, and many more Netflix marathons - all alongside her husband, Tyler, lemon beagle Anthony, and two tortoises, Weber and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit.