(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 PhD 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 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.

Jennifer Kesler, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Kesler grew up in the small Central Kansas town of Bushton. She received her Bachelors of Animal Science degree from Kansas State University. From there, she went veterinary school at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2008. After graduation she worked at a highly progressive veterinary hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, for 6 years where she gained invaluable experience in medicine and surgery.

Dr. Kesler works full-time as an emergency doctor at Flower Mound Emergency Pet Clinic and works as a relief veterinarian at Bartonville Veterinary Center.

Dr. Kesler is enjoying the change to Texas with her husband, Dave, and his daughter Grace. Her hobbies include traveling with her husband, Kansas State sports, Cardinals baseball, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Kesler has one dog, “Soco” (Boxer).


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 American Studies. In her free time, she enjoys showing her dogs in confirmation, spending time with her family, and reading. Kayla has two dogs, “Prada” and “Capone” (Afghan Hounds).


Laura grew up in Keller, Texas. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2017. She has a degree in English from Texas Woman’s University. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, writing, and painting. She has two cats, “Zen” (Domestic Shorthair), and “Buddha” (Orange Tabby).


Veterinary Technician
Diahann grew up in Southern California. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2016 and has also worked at the Flower Mound Emergency Pet Clinic since 2012. Diahann entered the veterinary field in 1993, focusing on critical care and oncology. In her free time, she loves to run and spend time with her son. Diahann has two orange tabby cats, “Rico” and “Cesar,” as well as a French Bulldog, “Rex.”


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
Rayanah grew up in Uvalde, Texas. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2017. Rayanah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas Woman’s University. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, doing yoga, and going to concerts. Rayanah has one dog, “Olive” (Boxer), two cats, “Crixus and Madri” (Bengal Cats), and a Ball Python “Alfred.”


Assistant Veterinary Technician
Gilbert grew up in Texas. He started with Bartonville Veterinary Center in 2016. Gilbert is currently working towards his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at The University of North Texas with plans to attend veterinary school. In his free time, Gilbert enjoys listening to music and going to concerts.


Kennel Technician
Kayla grew up in Texas. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2016. Kayla is currently working towards her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology at North Central Texas College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, fishing, and the outdoors. Kayla and her husband have two dogs, “Arwin” (Golden Retriever) and “Riker” (Australian Shepherd Mix), as well as three cats, “Selina”, “Tummy-Mittens” (Tuxedo), and “Rigsby” (Grey Shorthair).


Kennel Technician
Robin grew up in Bartonville, Texas. She has been with Bartonville Veterinary Center since 2018. She attended Kaplan College and received her Medical Assistant certification. In her free time, Robin enjoys going to church, spending time with her kids, and helping out in her community. She has two dogs, Butters and Trooper (Mixed).


Customer Service Representative
Sunny grew up at Bartonville Veterinary Center. He is a 12 year old Domestic Shorthair. When he’s not busy greeting clients, Sunny likes to take naps, watch birds, and take long strolls through the parking lot.

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