Meet Our Team

Kerry W. Newman

Owner/Veterinarian

Education: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, Bachelor of Science, Texas A & M University, Bachelor of Science, West Texas State University

Affiliations & Certifications: American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Newman obtained his Doctorate degree from Texas A & M University, School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1985. He and his family moved to Gatesville in June of 1995 upon purchasing the clinic formerly known as Bar L Veterinary Clinic from Dr. “Snub” Liles. The clinic name was then changed to Bar N which was the family brand. “We wanted to move back to this part of Texas and were looking for a practice located in a smaller community to finish raising our kids in. We came into town on West Hwy. 84 and when we saw the view of the Courthouse as we came over the hill, we just felt this was the place we’d been looking for.” Prior to moving to Gatesville, Dr. Newman had practiced in Hobbs, NM for 10 years working alongside his older brother, Dr. Don Newman, who is also a veterinarian.

Christina Newman

Practice Manager

Services Provided: Accounts Payable/Account Receivable, Payroll/Human Resources, Financial Reporting, Acquisitions/Financing

Christina handles the financial and accounting duties for our clinic. She has been an employee for 20+ years and owns & operates Bar N Veterinary Clinic alongside her husband, Dr. Kerry Newman. Her responsibilities include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll & Reporting, Budgeting, Equipment Acquisitions, Financial Reports, Advertising & Online Presence.

Miranda Bush

Receptionist

Miranda is the smiling face who greets you when you come in the door. She joined our staff in 2011 & started out working in the Kennel then was promoted to Receptionist shortly thereafter. She has 2 cats, Tommy and Grayson. She is responsible for all aspects of the front desk including scheduling appointments, handling payments, and sending out reminder cards for our patient’s upcoming services.

Megan Ellisor

Receptionist

Megan joined our team in 2015 after moving back home to Gatesville. She always has a smile to greet you when you walk in. She answers the phones, handles scheduling, payments and is ready to assist you in any way she can.

Megan married Wally Ellisor in March 2018. She has twin boys and a little girl as well as a Bulldog named Tank.

Jamie Newman

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Kennel Supervisor, Animal Behaviorist and Accounts payable/Payroll

Education: B.S. Wildlife Sciences & Animal Behavior, Associates in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley Community College

Affiliations & Certifications: Licensed Veterinary Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jamie has been an employee of our clinic since 2010. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician as well as oversees the Kennel area & supervises the Kennel Technician positions. She obtained her Veterinary Technician certification (RVT) in May 2001 and has been a practicing Technician for over 20 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior from Texas A&M in 2010. She offers Puppy classes as well as obedience training to interested Clients which can be scheduled by contacting her at the clinic & speaking with her directly. Jamie has a large fur family with 5 mini donkeys, 2 goats, 2 mini pigs, 4 cats, 3 dogs, and a guinea fowl.

Jamie is currently learning the accounting and financial duties.

Carlee Mitchell

Head Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Education: Associates in Veterinary, Technology from MCC

Affiliations & Certifications: Licensed Veterinary Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician

Carlee began working at our clinic part-time while still a high school student & has been a highly valued employee for almost 12 years. Carlee is a native of Gatesville and has a special interest in horses. She has dogs, cats, and horses in her pet family. She obtained her Veterinary Technician degree in 2009 from McLennan Community College in Waco, TX and passed her state and national boards to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

She was promoted to Head Technician in 2017.

Madalynn Sellers

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Education: Associated in Veterinary Technology at MCC

Affiliations & Certifications: LVT License – October 29, 2018

Madalynn joined our team in April 2018 after she graduated from MCC with a Veterinary Technician degree in May. She passed her State and National board exam’s to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in October 2018. She is originally from Dardanelle, Arkansas and married Tyler from Gatesville in March 2018. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading and running.

Olivia Gile

Veterinary Technician

Education: Associates in Veterinary Technology

Affiliations & Certifications: American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Olivia joined our team in May 2017. She is originally from North Carolina but moved to Texas when she was stationed at Ft. Hood in 2012. She received an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology at the Veterinary Technician Institute of Houston in April 2017. Her favorite thing about being a Veterinary Technician is caring for the sick/injured and seeing them improve. She is responsible for giving vaccinations, discussing preventative medications with Clients, surgery prep & monitoring, obtaining & running lab work.

Olivia and her husband, Kory, recently became the proud parents of a sweet little baby boy in April 2018.

Sarah Floyd

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Education: Graduate – Gatesville High School

Sarah came to work for us summer 2015 to help out in the Kennel and has become a valuable asset to our clinic. She is graduated from Gatesville High School in 2016 and has started online classes to become a Veterinary Technician. She married John Floyd in Oct. 2017. Sarah and John have 3 dogs and a cow. She has also filled in for the receptionist and proven she can take care of anything we give to her.

Sarah is currently serving as Technicians’ Assistant helping with patient care; responsible for giving vaccinations, discussing preventative medications with Clients, surgery prep & monitoring, obtaining & running lab work.

Stephanie Matteson

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Staff

Affiliations & Certifications: Certified Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie joined our team in June of 2014. She was hired as our Kennel Technician but was quickly promoted to a new position as Veterinary Technician Assistant. She received her Certified Veterinary Assistant certification in 2012. She has 1 boy and 2 girls, as well as all her furbabies. She is responsible for giving vaccinations, discussing preventative medications with Clients, surgery prep & monitoring, obtaining & running lab work and also assists in the Kennel as needed.

Mica Newman

Kennel Technician

Services Provided: Boarding, Bathing

Mica joined our staff in August 2017 as Kennel Technician. She was raised and spent her life up in the Panhandle of Texas until she moved to Gatesville with her son, Bowdi. Mica also has a daughter and another son who live in Dalhart. She is the niece of Dr. Newman and his wife, Christina, who are very pleased and excited to have another member of their family working with them at the Clinic they are so proud of. Mica has been around horses and cattle all of her life and helped “work cattle” many times at the Newman Farm & Ranch. In 1994, she was crowned XIT Rodeo Queen representing XIT Rodeo & Reunion in Dalhart, Texas.

She is the one who will care for your fur babies while they board with us as well as bathing and assisting other staff when needed.