Meet Our Team! Dr. Foye and The Team at Longview Animal Hospital look forward to working with you and your pets! Read more about each of us in the section below.
Dr. Brian M. Foye
Dr. Foye grew up in Lancaster, Texas (just south of Dallas) and then headed to The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with an advertising degree, he spent several years as a writer in a few advertising agencies in Dallas and at Home and Garden Television (HGTV). During his time at HGTV, he had a “calling” to become a veterinarian. After another 7 years of college, he received his DVM degree in 2009 from Colorado State University, which is annually ranked as one of the top three veterinary schools in the nation.
Dr. Foye desperately wanted to return to Texas to begin his veterinary career, which led him back to Austin. He spent almost two years at a large, 8-veterinarian practice before deciding to move to East Texas to get closer to family. This took him to Marshall, Texas, where he worked almost a year at a 3-doctor practice before deciding to purchase his own animal clinic here in Longview. Dr. Foye purchased Longview Animal Hospital in December of 2011.
After remodeling and updating the equipment, he re-opened the vet clinic in January of 2012 and has enjoyed getting to meet all of his “inherited” clients and patients as well as the many new ones that have made Longview Animal Hospital their veterinary services home since he bought the practice. His special interests in animal services are ophthalmology, orthopedics and dermatology.
When he’s not at the animal clinic, Dr. Foye enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and their two children, as well as playing and watching football (especially his Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys). He also enjoys scuba diving, fishing/camping, and volunteering at New Covenant Church. At home, he has a chocolate lab, Rocky; a black lab, RJ; a husky, Kota; a miniature schnauzer, Dace and two cats – Gracie and Motley. At the vet clinic, he has a pit bull, Ibeezi and a kitty, Peggy Sue.
We welcome patients from all over East Texas!
Jill (Practice Manager)
Jill manages the business side of Longview Animal Hospital as Dr Foye’s right-hand woman and spouse. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1993 with a degree in communications. She loves just about any outdoor activity with the family – including biking, hiking, camping and boating.
Sasha (Office Manager/Client Care Supervisor)
The smiling face of Longview Animal Hospital is Sasha. Having joined the team in 2012, she excels at customer service and is a certified deaf/blind assistant. On a lighter note, if you happen to pass out when you realize how friendly Sasha and the rest of our staff is, don’t worry- Sasha is also CPR certified! Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son, doing arts and crafts, playing softball and keeping up with her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
1993 with a degree in communications. She loves just about any outdoor activity with the family – including biking, hiking, camping and boating.
Christy (Lead Technician)
While we’re proud of our friendly, Southern charm at Longview Animal Hospital, Christy made us realize that you don’t have to be from here to be like that. Having graduated from Lincoln College in Lincoln, IL, she came to Longview to get hitched to a guy named Michael and got hitched to us as well! A certified cosmetologist, she changed careers in 2011 and brought several years of veterinary technician experience with her and has been a great addition to the team. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with the family, which includes her hubby, two step-children and three furry kids- Ruby, a Chihuahua; Stella, an English Bulldog; and Nicodemus the cat. She also enjoys doing charitable 5K runs, watching movies, and cooking. As if she doesn’t get enough craziness and excitement at work, she also enjoys riding death-defying roller coasters at amusement parks!
Kitrina (Veterinary Technician)
We were lucky to find Kitrina in 2018, as she’s already proven to be a tremendous asset to our hospital. After graduating from Lindale High School in 2011, Kitrina almost immediately started working in the field of veterinary medicine. It makes sense for this animal lover since she has everything from ferrets to horses at her house. She states that her family’s obsessions are goats and heelers. Her hobbies are fishing, football, photography and the great outdoors. She also enjoys WWE wrestling, and that’s probably a good thing so she can learn some new moves to help wrangle two daughters, a husband and so many animals at home.
Kena (Licensed Veterinary Technician)
A licensed veterinary technician (LVT) since 2014, Kena joined our team in October, 2018. We’ve enjoyed her bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to the team. With plans to go to veterinary school, she moved to this area from Houston to attend Stephen F. Austin. She’s scheduled to graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. When she’s not working, she likes to volunteer at The Empty Shelter Project in Houston, helping them with their sterilization efforts. She also enjoys traveling, watching movies and hanging out with her twin sister. We sure wish she’d hurry up and graduate from vet school, because we could use her in that role even more!
Andrea (Technician Assistant)
Andrea brings the skills, knowledge and love to our boarders from a luxury pet resort in Ohio. After moving to Texas last year, she joined our team and has been a great addition! Her enthusiasm and love for animals makes every pet at Longview Animal Hospital feel special. We enjoy seeing her smiling face every day, but when she’s not here she likes spending time with her family and her own fur babies, camping, fishing and riding dirt bikes – so she shouldn’t have any problem feeling at home in Texas!
A graduate of Pine Tree High, Lauren turned her incredible passion for animals into a career. She started at Longview Animal Hospital straight out of high school in 2006. So when Dr. Foye purchased the clinic in 2011, Lauren was part of the deal. While working at Longview Animal Hospital, Lauren earned an Associate’s Degree from Kilgore College in 2007 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in history and English at The University of Texas at Tyler. She has 5 pets- 3 dogs, a cat and a bird. Outside of her passion for animals of all kinds, Lauren loves antiques, cars and 1960’s/70’s rock music, especially of the British variety.
Annabel (Kennel Technician)
Annabel added her cheerful personality to our team in September of 2018. She has been a great addition, helping take care of the kennels and assisting the technicians with their multitude of duties. She’s also a local, having graduated from Longview High School in 2014. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors with her young daughter and family. When she’s not caring for your fur babies while they’re here, she enjoys taking care of her own French Bulldog at home whose name is Turbo. And since her life’s passion is helping others, we feel that she’s found the perfect job!
Karla (Client Care Specialist)
The smile you see on Karla’s face is consistent with her attitude and approach to life day after day. She assists the technicians and Dr. Foye with medical procedures and treatments. She graduated from Pine Tree High School in 2014 and earned her certificate as a veterinary assistant in the fall of 2015. When she’s not caring for your dogs and cats, there’s a good chance she’s riding 4-wheelers, canoeing, fishing, playing paintball or board games, enjoying a good movie or music, camping or spending time with friends. Even though we don’t see giraffes at Longview Animal Hospital, Karla also enjoys collecting giraffe items. With all those hobbies, it’s amazing she finds time to work!