(940) 241-2023 | 88 McMakin Road, Bartonville, TX 76226

Meet the Team

Melissa Cordero, DVM, PhD

Dr. Cordero was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She continued her studies at OSU and completed a Ph.D. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in 2012. After graduation, Dr. Cordero relocated to the DFW area to practice small animal medicine. She became the owner of Bartonville Veterinary Center in September 2016.

Dr. Cordero and her husband Chris share their home with a dachshund named Charlie, a cat named Lillie and an American Staffordshire terrier named Jane. They have called Lantana home since 2013. In their spare time, Dr. Cordero and Chris enjoy supporting local restaurants, traveling and spending time with their pets. Dr. Cordero also enjoys reading, horseback riding and cooking.

Dr. Cordero is committed to her employees and the community. She is passionate about keeping our neighborhood pets healthy while providing an exceptional client experience. Dr. Cordero is also bilingual and enjoys connecting with Spanish speaking clients in order to provide the best quality medicine and care.



Kayla grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2018. Kayla is currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys showing her dogs in confirmation, spending time with her family, and traveling. Kayla has three dogs, “Capone”, “Prada” and “Rio” (Afghan Hounds).



Karen is a Dallas, Texas native. She has an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College. She has many years of experience in the veterinary field and has worked as a Veterinary Technician. Karen joined the BVC team in 2019. Karen has 3 beautiful children and has had many fur babies over the years. Karen’s hobbies include reading, watching movies & listening to music.



Sarah grew up in Indiana. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2019. Sarah has an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology from The University of Saint Francis and is a graduate of The Mayo Clinic School of Radiation Therapy Technology. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading and going to movies & concerts. She and her husband of 30 years have three children, one dog, “Tyson” (Husky Mix) and two cats, “Spooky” & “Reagan” (Domestic Shorthairs).



Kara is from Brewster, Massachusetts. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2019. Kara is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Kara enjoys watching movies, traveling or snuggling with her dogs. Kara has two dogs, “Aspen” (Australian Shepherd) and “Henry” (Blue Heeler).


Lead Veterinary Technician

Lindsey grew up in Texas. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2017. Lindsey attended Notre Dame where she studied Biology. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, baking, and cooking. Lindsey has a dog, “Tig,” a horse, “Buster,” and a guinea pig, “Herbert.”


Veterinary Technician

Alexis grew up in Sanger, Texas. She joined the BVC team in May of 2019. Alexis is currently working on completing her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and calligraphy. Alexis and her husband have one dog, “Ruger” (Black Mouth Cur).


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Diego was born in Argentina. When he was 2 years old, he moved to Guatemala with his parents. After graduating from high school, he moved to California where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at UCLA. Shortly after, he started his studies at David Geffen’s School of Medicine. On his free time, Diego enjoys hiking with his little Beagle “Lucky”, reading and playing video games.


Lead Kennel Technician

Kayla is from Denton, Texas and has been a part of the Bartonville Veterinary Center team since 2016. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. Kayla’s hobbies include reading, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Kayla and her husband Matthew have one dog “Riker” (Australian Shepherd Mix), and a cat “Ketone” (domestic shorthair).


Kennel Technician

Artie is from Highland Village, Texas. He joined the BVC team in January of 2019. Artie graduated with a Bachelor of Animal Science from Texas A&M Kingsville in 2018. In his free time, Artie enjoys fishing and playing video games. Artie has a Bearded Dragon “Charlie” and a two-legged cat “Nevy”.


Kennel Technician

Samuel grew up in Denton, Texas. He has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2019. Samuel is currently on leave from studying wildlife science. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing video games, and cooking. Samuel has one corn snake, “Mr. B”.


Customer Service Representative

Sunny has been at Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2006. When Sunny is not greeting clients and patients, he likes to hang out with the receptionist team, take long naps and watch birds.

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