Meet Our Team

Team member Dr. David Paterson with two large black and white dogs

David Peterson, DVM

Dr. Peterson has been the owner, manager, Kings Creek Animal Hospital since May of 2010 when he purchased the practice from his Grandfather, Hans Peterson D.V.M.

Dr. Peterson graduated from Kaufman High School in 1997 and received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in 2001. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation he completed an internship in emergency medicine in Houston. He practiced for 3 more years at various emergency clinics in Houston and Sugar Land before returning to take over Kings Creek.

He had always wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps in becoming a veterinarian. He could see the respect that the community gave him and wanted to help animals like he did. His favorite thing about working with animals is helping them live longer, healthier and more comfortable lives.

His professional interests include practicing high quality, progressive medicine and surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Dallas Veterinary Medical Association.

His family consists of his wife Amy, and two children named Hans and Daniel. He also has 4 dogs (Diesel, Cherry, Wolfe and Shiner), 2 cats (Athena and Lone Star), and a saltwater fish tank.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, woodworking, Camaro restoration, training his Golden Retriever, and taking care of his saltwater fish tank. Shiner, his golden retriever passed as a Started Retriever in the UKC hunt test.

Team member Carolyn sitting next to a large black and white dog


Office Manager

Carolyn is the Office Manager at Kings Creek Animal Hospital and has been with us since February 2011. She was born in Dallas, TX and moved to several towns in the Dallas area before her parents moved to Irving, TX where she lived until 1981. She attended Draughon’s Business College where she earned her degree as an Executive Secretary.

She started in the veterinary industry due to her son, Dr Peterson, taking over the hospital from his Grandfather and he asked Carolyn to step in and help him manage the practice.

Her family consists of her husband who she has been married to since 1975 in Irving, her three children, ten grandchildren that range from 3 years old to 24 years old.

When she’s not at the hospital, Carolyn loves being a wife, mother, and a grandmother. She loves spending time with her family as much as possible. She is also active at her church, and loves to shop.

Team member Charli sitting with a large tan and white dog


Head Vet Technician

Charli has been with Kings Creek Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician for 3 years. She has a bachelors degree in Animal Science which she received from Tarleton State University. She grew up not too far from Kaufman.

Charli has always wanted to work with animals in some way and when she did, she learned that she loved it and decided to make a career out of it. Her favorite thing about working with animals is seeing them go from sick to being healthy.

Her furry family consists of a chihuahua named Smalls, and a quarter horse named Sloan. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys riding horses, working with cows and being with family.


Veterinary Technician

Patty has been a veterinary technician at Kings Creek Animal Hospital for 2 years. She was raised in and has worked in Dallas all of her life. She decided to escape to the small country life and has been living in Terrell for the last 20 years.

She has been in animal welfare for 20+ years and sits on the board of a 501(c)3 animal rescue. She hung up her “corporate hat” and decided to work with animals full time – a job that’s meaningful and rewarding at the same time.

Her family consists of her husband Shawn, two dogs Sarah & Annalee, and two cats JD & Betsy.

She’s currently pursuing her degree as a licensed vet tech at Cedar Valley College.


Veterinary Technician

Cheyenne has been a veterinary technician at our hospital since 2019. She moved to Kaufman as a kid and went to Animal Behavioral College. She’s always loved working with animals and helping them every day.

Cheyenne and her husband have 7 pets (2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 1 tarantula). When she isn’t working, she spends time with her family and likes doing DIY projects around the house.



My position at the clinic is office administration. I have been working for Kings Creek since January of 2020. I moved to Kaufman 8 years ago in order to be closer to my family. I started working at Kings Creek animal hospital so I could be closer to home, and my kids. I love working in this industry because I love all animals and feel like they deserve the best care. My husband Chris and I married in 2016 and have two children, Caden & Chloe. We love to go hunting in the fall and like to enjoy the dirt track during the spring and summer months. Our pets include Hunter, Bella, Benji, & Mylie.



Melissa has been a receptionist with Kings Creek since September of 2018. She’s spent most of her life and grew up in the area.

Her love of dogs is what got her to join the veterinary industry.

Her family consists of her fiance Andrew, and their yorkie (and clinic mascot!) named Adaline.

In her free time she loves to cook/bake, travel and spend time relaxing at home with her dog.