Meet Our Bedford Oaks Veterinary Staff
Veterinary care for your pets in Bedford
Meet our Bedford Oaks vets and hospital staff.
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We work hard to be Bedford’s leading animal care provider. That means outfitting our clinic with cutting-edge technology and hiring smart, caring people to bring the furry members of your family the best care possible.
Local, loving care for your dog or cat in Bedford.
At Bedford Oaks Family Vet, you and your companion are our top priority. From same-day appointments to unhurried face time with your veterinarian, we care for the details just as we care for your pet. We thrive on wagging tails and smiling faces and treat every pet like one of our own. After all, your family is part of our family.
“Great clinic! My family has been coming for several years and would never go anywhere else.”
My love for animals started when I was a little girl. Being born and raised in Texas, your upbringing better have animals in it otherwise you weren’t Texan enough. Bringing home stray animals and wanting to save them all was one of the best memories as a kid and it has stuck with me ever since. I have been in the VetMed field for 12 years and love every minute of it. I have two dogs, a cat and some crest geckos and when I have down time, if there is such a thing called down time with being a mom of two boys, I love spending time with my family and making memories on the many adventures we have.
Dr. Smith grew up with her grandpa who was a dairy farmer who was certified in on-farm veterinary care in the 1940’s & 1950’s. She saw the care that he provided and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Dr. Smith graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Go HOKIES!) in 2018 and since then has been able to have the privilege of traveling all over the US and Australia focusing on livestock medicine. She settled down in Nebraska for 5 years working solely large animal and found while working on the farms how much she loved the farm dogs and cats and has now started to small animal veterinary care along with large animal care. Dr. Smith recently has moved to Texas because the weather (it’s cold in Nebraska!) and the delicious food. Dr. Smith is certified in large and small animal chiropractic and acupuncture care.
Dr. Jessica Drakeford
Bio coming soon!
Dr. Lindsey Jones
Chief of Staff
I have had a passion for helping animals from a very young age, and am fortunate to have had support from my parents to pursue my dreams. While growing up, I brought home and/or cared for a variety of animals in my free time, including a dairy heifer, a goat, some chickens, two dogs, two cats, and two horses, despite growing up in an urban setting. I completed my undergraduate degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and my DVM at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. I chose to work in the veterinary industry because of my love for animals. I am grateful to work in a job that I am passionate about, where I am able to help my patients live long, healthy lives. In my free time, I like to spend time with my husband and two children, ride horses, read, yoga. I grew up in El Paso and am happy to be back in the great state of Texas!
Customer Service Representative
I’ve worked in the veterinary field for six years now as a receptionist. My favorite part about my job is forming relationships with clients and their pets, and learning new things everyday. Since I was little, I’ve had multiple pets including dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits, fish, lizards, and snakes. I currently have 3 cats, an Applehead Chihuahua, and a ball python. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my animals, learning German, and reading. In the future I hope to become a veterinary technician.
Dr. Madison Burns
My passion for animals started at a young age. Ever since I can remember, my parents were fostering animals. I rode horses from Kindergarten to my sophomore year of high school. In high school, I raised and showed both pigs and cows through FFA. I have always had multiple pets and always brought home the pets that needed the most help. I always wanted to work in the veterinary field because I knew that I wanted to help the pets that couldn’t help themselves. I love how you can tell when they know you are trying to help them. I also really love customer service. I love getting to know the clients just as much as I like getting to know the pets. When I am not at the office, you can find my husband and me spending time together, taking weekend road trips, and spending time with family! I absolutely love all French bulldogs and have two of my own, Bean and Mouse, along with a Shih Tzu, Carly, two black cats, Little Bit and Willow, and a cornish rex, Breezy.
Veterinary Technician / Social Media Coordinator
I’ve loved animals my entire life and always gravitated toward working with them. I treat every animal like they are my own, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m in the Penn Foster program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. My passion for animals and the opportunity to make a positive impact drives me to work in the veterinary industry. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family – my boyfriend Julian and our four animals. We have our two pups, Cooper and Jessie, and our two cats, Jasper and Alice! We enjoy taking our animals on walks around the community and local parks.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
I have always grown up with a lot and a variety of animals. I love the uniqueness of every kind. I have my Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on agriculture. I also achieved my LVT status. I have always loved working with animals and enjoy helping them and their people. When I am not at work, I raise and show registered Texas Longhorns. I also travel the country to judge longhorn shows.
Animals have been my passion from the time I could walk. When I was little, I often tried to befriend every animal I met. I guess some things never change because I am still that way! Joining the veterinary field felt like coming home. I got my first job as a veterinary assistant fresh out of high school. I have dabbled in mixed animal practice, emergency medicine, and general practice. I knew I wanted to positively impact the lives of animals. I especially enjoy getting to know each of my patients and what makes them unique. I honestly could not imagine doing anything else. My heart is with veterinary medicine and always has been.
When I’m off work, I enjoy spending time with my family. Quality time with the ones that I love the most brings me so much happiness. I also love watching the TV show Friends over and over. I never get tired of that show. I also have a son! He’s a huge Mama’s boy. I love him with all of my heart. I also have four dogs. They’re each so very different, but together they are the perfect pack. They never fail to make me smile. My favorite color is Blue!
Client Service Representative
I’ve been passionate about animals for as long as I can remember. They’ve always been my go-to for comfort, and I couldn’t imagine a world without them. I love greeting every single one of them each day! I took a couple of vet classes in high school and am now learning my way into the veterinary field as a CSR. When my beloved childhood dog crossed the rainbow bridge when I was a teenager, I chose to surround myself with animals. Even in their last moments, I’m so grateful I get to have the privilege of meeting them. I love getting to talk with clients and hearing their stories about their lives with their sweet fur babies. As a CSR, I have the privilege to connect with people and their pets. Getting to know a pet in the lobby and trying my best to make going to the vet a comfortable and even fun event for them. Outside the office, I enjoy photography, spending time with my kittens, and going fishing.
I am very empathetic with animals, I enjoy being around them, and I am able to help when I can. I discovered this at a young age when I only wanted to help stray animals in need. The importance of animal welfare and client education is meaningful to me. Growing up in a culture where animals are not cared for or loved as their own really opened my eyes to how they don’t have a voice to stand up for themselves. I can be their voice and give them a different outcome of care. That is my goal for each animal I cross paths with. Outside of work, I enjoy walking/running trails with my two pups, Remi and Dulce. I also enjoy dancing, fishing, and exploring new places to eat great food and sweet treats! Growing up in North Texas, there is a long list of fun things to do, wether staying inside to catch a baseball game at Globe Life Park or staying outside barbecuing with family/friends at a nearby lake.
I was born and raised in VA. I had a strong passion for caring for animals from a young age. After graduating college in VA, I moved to TN to start my career in the vet med field. I gained experience and learned many things at that practice before coming to Bedford to continue expanding my knowledge about vet med. I chose vet med because I hope to one day work in wildlife rehab. When I’m not at the clinic, I like to watch movies, play soccer, and spend time with friends and my puppy.