Meet Our Team
Sue Lee Mace, DVM
Hello, I am Dr. Mace, and welcome to Vetsavers. It has been my absolute dream to provide the best quality veterinary care at a price that is truly affordable. We are fortunate to be able to provide a wonderfully modern, clean, state of the art facility where pets get the best quality veterinary care they deserve.
After working 12 years in marketing, I returned to school and achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 – truly one of the happiest days of my life! I feel privileged that every day I can care for pets that bring so much joy to people’s lives. To aid the community, I volunteer with local shelters, and rescue groups. I practice compassionate medicine and care deeply for my patients and their pet parents. I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!
Jeffrey Stillie, DVM
Hello! My name is Dr. Jeffrey Stillie and I am delighted to be on the team at Vetsavers Pet Hospital.
I have always had a love for animals and wanted to make a positive difference in their lives. At the age of four, I chose my veterinary career path and never once second guessed this decision. I attended Kansas State University for both my undergraduate and professional studies and in May of 2002, received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, I moved to Ohio where I worked as an associate veterinarian at a high quality practice. Wanting to be closer to family, I relocated to the North Texas area in 2004 and have been here since.
I am a very compassionate and dedicated veterinarian and a member of the local, state, and national veterinary medical associations. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine but have a special interest in preventive and geriatric medicine.
When not at Vetsavers Pet Hospital, I enjoy family time with my wife (who is also a veterinarian) and son. My recreational activities include hiking, camping, and caring for our menagerie of pets
Rebecca Jones, DVM
Hi – my name is Dr. Jones and I am excited to join the Vetsavers Pet Hospital team!
I come from an Air Force family and have lived all over in my lifetime (Texas, Hawaii, Spain, Georgia, and Oklahoma). I received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology/Biomedical Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and then my doctorate in veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University in 2011. I then completed a one-year small animal referral and emergency internship in Maryland before returning to my birth state Texas to pursue small animal general practice, with a special interest in small animal internal medicine and radiology. Finally I’m home!
As part of a multi-pet household myself (Have you met Melon my Pomeranian? He is often at work with me!), I am so happy to be a part of a hospital where we can pursue the best quality medicine while still remaining affordable to our clients.
In my spare time, I love knitting, hand spinning yarns, and general crafting/creating and also enjoy contributing to Vetsavers’ Facebook page.
I can’t wait to meet you and your pawed family members at Vetsavers Pet Hospital!
Jennifer Smallwood, DVM
My specialty is acupuncture and cold laser therapy.
I am a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by the Chi Institute and the China National Society of Acupuncture. I completed the Chi Institute Acupuncture Program in 2006 and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. I currently hold active veterinary licenses in the states of Texas, Kentucky, Florida and Illinois.
I have been a veterinarian in active practice for over ten years. I completed my internship on the racetrack in Lexington, KY, practiced a year as an Associate Veterinarian in North Texas and spent three years at a full-service equine hospital in Versailles, KY. From 2008 through 2013 I owned and operated my own veterinary practice in Lexington, KY ultimately relocating to Dallas, TX.
I am available for acupuncture and cold laser services at Vetsavers Pet Hospital with an appointment.
Amanda Machen, CVT and Operations Manager
Hi! My name is Amanda and I am the lead technician and Operations Manager at Vetsavers Pet Hospital. Growing up in a family full of animal lovers it is no surprise I chose helping pets as my life long profession. I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 16 years and can’t imagine doing any other job.
When I was a child we had quite the variety of animals come through our house. We raised pigs, cows, ducks, chickens, squirrels, raccoons, kittens, puppies, birds, reptiles and more. I was also in Future Farmers of America while in high school. Speaking of high school, that is where I met my husband. We have been together almost 15 years, married for 6 years. My animal family includes 3 dogs (Libby Lou, Coconut and Symon), 3 cats (RoxZee, Ringo and Starr), a bearded dragon named Pete and several fish.
Outside of animals I also enjoy time with family and friends, cooking, baking, muscle cars, music, baseball and hockey. Go Texas Rangers!
I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful team of fellow animal lovers at Vetsavers Pet Hospital. I am looking forward to helping the animal rescue community and educating clients on how to take care of their pets. Most importantly I am thrilled that we are able to offer such affordable pricing so that everyone is able to take the proper care that each animal deserves. It is very rewarding to be able to do something you love and also be able to make a difference in the lives of the deserving pets.
Jennifer Ashmore, Front Office Manager and Technician
Hi, my name is Jennifer; I am the Front Office Manager at Vetsavers Pet Hospital. I am in charge of Client Services and making sure your visit with us is outstanding from the beginning to end.
I have worked in the veterinary industry for 16 years and absolutely love my job. I never had pets growing up but soon after moving out on my own I acquired my first dog and through the years have had many more pets. I could not imagine a day without an animal in my life.
Joining the Vetsavers family has been a wonderful experience. I had worked with Dr. Mace and Amanda prior to joining the Vetsavers team. I feel blessed to be working with them again as well as our other fantastic staff members.
I have three beautiful children, a wonderful husband, a large cat and one fish. We enjoy watching the kids play softball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. I also enjoy fishing, hiking, campfires, reading and just having outdoor fun with the family. I greatly look forward to meeting you at Vetsavers.
Diane Choi, Senior Technician
Hello! My name is Diane. I have loved being with and caring for animals from an early age. I feel very connected to animals and being with them is very natural to me.
I am proud to be a part of the Vetsavers Pet Hospital team. It so rewarding to be helping and caring for animals.
I have a 5-year old Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix named Millie. I adopted Millie from the rescue group in February 2014. And, I love that Millie and I get to come to work together.
I will always take care of your pets with the utmost compassion. I look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at Vetsavers Pet Hospital.
Caroline Alexander, Technician
Hello! My name is Caroline! I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful team here at Vetsavers Pet Hospital. Animals have always been a passion of mine. I’ve been lucky enough to have been around a variety of animals throughout my childhood. When I was in high school I took Canine Science and Vet Technician classes. I also was a member of Future Farmers of America. Currently I own two dogs a coonhound named Daisy and a miniature dachshund named Tess. I also have a 100-gallon reef tank with multiple salt-water fish. I couldn’t imagine doing anything different in my life than helping animals. I can’t wait to meet you and your special companion here at Vetsavers!
Hayle Birlew, Technician
Hello, I’m Hayle Birlew. I was born and raised in Carrollton. Growing up I had four dogs that I loved to care for and I spent a lot of time on my grandmother’s goat farm. Currently I am a freshman at UNT where I am a communication design major. I love all forms of creativity, especially fine arts. I have three cats, Hans, Franz and Isis who I love to play with. I am so excited to be at Vetsavers Pet Hospital and promise to be there for you!
Carey Borgens, Receptionist
Hi! My name is Carey! I began working in the veterinary field in 1985 when I began cleaning kennels at my father’s research laboratory at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Since that time, I have attended Purdue University, Long Medical College, and Scottsdale College in pursuit of continuing education in the veterinary field. I became a certified veterinary technician in 1998 in Parson, Arizona. At home, I enjoy running, writing and publishing stories, gardening, and taking care of my four dogs, six cats, two goats, two teenage boys and spending time with my husband and family. I’ve had pets my entire life and have raised raccoon’s, an owl, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, pockets pets and several horses. I love helping others and am very excited to be a part of the Vetsavers Pet Hospital team.
Lynette Raesly, Receptionist
Hi! My name is Lynette. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota and was in 4-H for 10 years, so I guess that is where my love for animals began. I moved to Texas in 1981 with my 3 loving children – Jackie, Matthew, Allison and since then have been blessed with 2 beautiful granddaughters, Madison and Jade and my fur baby Sammy.
I began fostering dogs 7 years ago for Collin County Humane Society and love it!! There are no words to express the joy of an animal finding their Furever home! My work experience consists of over 25 years in the Administrative Assistant / Receptionist field.
Working at Vetsavers Pet Hospital is truly a wonderful opportunity, which gives me the chance to be with great people and adorable animals of all sizes.
I look forward to welcoming you to Vetsavers and helping make your experience here as great as possible.
Stephanie Hennessy, Receptionist
Hello! My name is Stephanie & I am one of the front office receptionists. I have worked in the veterinarian field on and off for 30 years. I absolutely adore animals. I cannot imagine anything more rewarding than helping animals.
I have lived in Carrollton all my life. I have been married for 20 years to an amazing man & we have 3 wonderful children. I have 2 dogs and about 40 salt-water fish. My next pets will hopefully be a pair of guinea pigs. We are a busy family with 3 children that are all involved in sports or scouts. I have to say watching my daughters play softball is extremely thrilling for me. I also enjoy reading, gardening & spending time with my family.
I feel so blessed & fortunate to be a part of the Vetsavers Pet Hospital team. It is truly wonderful to know that the people I work with care so deeply about animals. I find it greatly rewarding to know how many animals that have been helped by our hospital. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team.