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Welcome to Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Montgomery,TX
Call us at (936)-582-4223

"Celebrating and strengthening the experience that brings you together as family furbabies and friends."

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (936)-582-4223!

Our fur babies are so much more than just animals – they are integral parts of our families; companions with whom we share our deepest secrets and loyal friends who embody the true meaning of unconditional love. Nobody understands this better than the team at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, serving Montgomery and Montgomery County. At Western Hills, we are more than just veterinary professionals, although we do offer exceptional animal health care services. Above all else, we are passionate about animals and are dedicated to helping each and every patient that we serve to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.

If you live in Montgomery or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. James Kaaz, and Dr. Christine Stephenson are licensed TX veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. James Kaaz, and Dr. Christine Stephenson has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Montgomery veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (936)-582-4223 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Montgomery veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Montgomery pet owners.

At Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. James Kaaz, Dr. Christine Stephenson 
Montgomery Veterinarians | Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic | (936)-582-4223

19380 Highway 105 W, Suite 514
Montgomery, TX 77356

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Savannah Snider
    Kennel Technician Assistant/Veterinary Assistant

    Savannah is from a small town, though she has lived all around the Houston area. As a kennel tech, she takes care of many different animals. She most enjoys monitoring pets after a surgery, which is very important for their recovery. She also loves giving the animals the necessary medication to help them feel more comfortable. Anything Savannah can do to make an animal feel better, she will!

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  • Dr.
    Shana Buchanan
    Veterinarian, Owner

    Growing up with her loving dachshund Fritz by her side, Dr. Buchanan decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age and never looked back. She excelled in science and math during high school and worked hard throughout her collegiate career, and now she’s both a licensed Veterinarian and the Owner of Bridgeway Animal Clinic, Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, and Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic! She practices at all three clinics.

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  • Dr.
    James Kaaz
    Lead Veterinarian, Chief of Staff

    When he was in the 10th grade, Dr. Kaaz was involved in the Future Farmers of America organization, and he realized a career in veterinary medicine was his true passion. He never considered anything else, and his journey led him all the way to his current position as the primary Veterinarian at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic!

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  • Dr.
    Christine Stephenson
    Associate Veterinarian

    Christine Stephenson took an unconventional path to her veterinary medicine degree. Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University, Christine enjoyed her challenging curriculum. She planned to become a researcher or enroll in medical school but changed her mind after shadowing or working for many medical doctors. Instead, Christine decided to enter the veterinary medicine field. She knows she made the right decision, as she loves the diverse patients and intriguing cases she encounters each week!

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  • Regina Perry

    During high school, Regina worked for a veterinarian in Tomball, Texas, and loved every minute of it. After attending college for business management and accounting, she began working at Western Hills in May of 2012 as the Office Manager, where she adores interacting with four-legged patients every day!

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  • Mary Ehrman
    Veterinary Technician

    Mary’s family moved to Montgomery County when she was an infant, and she’s been here ever since. After bringing her own pet to Western Hills Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic, she was offered a position and enthusiastically accepted. Now she’s worked at Western Hills as a Veterinary Technician for over 17 years!

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  • Anne DeShetler
    Veterinary Technician

    Anne has felt a special bond with animals ever since she was a young girl. By working as a Veterinary Technician, she’s able to spend time with the pets she loves so much while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners and their companions!

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  • Tallecia Hill

    Tallecia used to work in a feed store, and realized she was selling deworming and medical products for illnesses she didn’t fully understand herself. She ended up studying veterinary technology in order to have her questions answered! Now Tallecia cares for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician.

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  • Courtney Kaaz
    Assistant Office Administrator

    Courtney’s passion for rehabilitating animals has led to a satisfying career in the veterinary medicine field. Courtney has spent countless hours bottle feeding cats, goats, and sheep who needed regular nourishment to survive. She has also worked with equine rescue groups, giving neglected horses a second chance to thrive. After seeing animals’ lives changed through skilled, compassionate care, Courtney realized that a veterinary medicine career was the right choice for her. She wants to keep contributing to animals’ good health for many years to come!

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  • Maria Fuentes
    Veterinary Assistant

    Maria was born and raised in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Her father worked at a hog farm and started taking her with him when she was four years old. It was this event that helped eventually bring her into the veterinary industry. “Growing around chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats, and ducks made me more curious about how animals lived and saw a veterinarian come and visit every once in a while made me start thinking about that as a career.” When she was eight, she helped a mama goat give birth and even had to assist with positioning the baby for an easier birth! “That was the day I decided to go into the veterinary field.”

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  • Tracy Taylor

    Meet our amazing receptionist, Tracy! She was born in Montgomery and grew up on a farm with cows, horses, goats, and a donkey!

    Tracy says she became interested in working in the veterinary field because of her daughter, “She loves animals more than she loves me.”

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  • Kay

    Bio coming soon.

  • Thea Bauder

    Meet our receptionist, Thea! She is the first face people see when they walk in the door, and she knows she must be friendly, personable, confident, calm, and have strong knowledge of the services we provide! Thea has a passion for animals and loves working in an environment with challenges.

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  • Justus Beighle
    Kennel Technician Assistant

    Justus was born in Amarillo and lived there until moving to Houston in the 5th grade. Justus has always loved animals but decided to join the veterinary field after the family dog, Lilly, was attacked by a mountain lion or cougar. Watching the vet help Lilly recover from her injuries made Justus so happy and led to the inspiration to become a vet. This event has made Justus want to help other animals and be their voice.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Stephenson was absolutely wonderful with our baby. When previous vet was not able to treat her cancer, Dr. Stephenson stepped in and guided us through her end stage. Just wish we had found her sooner. If and when we get a new pet, we will certainly be a patient here!"
    Donna L.
  • "I felt as though my pet baby was in an emergency. His regular pet would not see him that late in the day. We did not have an appt and had never been seen by Dr Kaas but was still accepted as a patient. I was extremely happy with the whole experience. Thank you Dr. Kaas and staff!!!"
    Linda F.
  • "Very very very good, staff are well trained, kind, knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. I would recommend your clinic to anyone who had a pet in need. Oh, and thank you for your help with Sidney, our English Bulldog."
    Greg G.