Meet Our Team

David Peterson, DVM

Veterinarian and Owner

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

Dr. Peterson moved to Kaufman in 1993. He graduated from Kaufman High School in 1997, and received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in 2001. He continued his education at Texas A&M where 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 his grandfather’s veterinary practice. They rename the clinic to Kings Creek Animal Hospital.

Dr. Peterson admired his grandfather, and 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 his grandfather. 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 County Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Peterson married Amy in 2011, and they have two children named Hans and Daniel. He also has 4 dogs (Diesel, Wolfe, Jolene 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.

Kurt Avery, DVM

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Avery joined Kings Creek Animal Hospital in May of 2020. After attending Iowa State University where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, Dr. Avery opened his first practice in 2008. After completing multiple practice projects, he sold his primary practice in 2017.

Dr. Avery and his wife, Danielle, have four children. They have too many animals to count, including a Great Pyrenees name Cash, a young Great Dane name Ruby, house and barn cats (the family favorites), a flock of Blackbelly Sheep, chickens, ducks, horses and a donkey named Jimbo.

When he isn’t at Kings Creek Animal Hospital, he is very involved in student ministry at his church. The Averys love to travel if they can find help to cover the ranch.

Samantha Logsdon, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Logsdon joined Kings Creek Animal Hospital in July of 2021. Dr. Logsdon grew up in South Texas. After graduating from high school, she attended Texas A&M University where she earned her Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn her degree as a doctor of veterinary medicine at A&M as well. Dr. Logsdon shadowed at Kings Creek Animal Hospital while she was in vet school.

Dr. Logsdon has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her love of animals drew her to the profession, and her love for science and medicine solidified her decision to become a veterinarian. She says, “Kittens are my favorite part of any day.” She is passionate about preventative medicine and educating owners on how to best care for their pets.

Dr. Logsdon lives with her husband, Jose, and she is the mother of Sophia who is almost 2 years old. She has a Domestic Short Hair cat named Deku, a Chihuahua named Chico, and Peaches who is a Chihuahua.

In her spare time, Dr. Logsdon loves hiking and being outdoors with her family. She also enjoys crafting and playing board games.



Carolyn was the Office Manager at Kings Creek Animal Hospital for over a decade. Thank you for your years of faithful service to our practice, Carolyn!


Customer Service Representative

Melissa has been a CSR with Kings Creek since September of 2018. She grew up in the Kaufman area, and has spent most of her life in Kaufman.

Her love of dogs is the reason she wanted to join the veterinary industry.

Melissa lives with her fiancé, Andrew, and they have 2 dogs. Both Adaline and Church are Yorkshire Terriers. Adaline is fondly referred to as the clinic mascot.

When she’s not working at KCAH, she loves to cook/bake, travel and spend time relaxing at home with her dog.


Customer Service Representative

Tosha has been a CSR with Kings Creek since January of 2020. She has worked in customer service for 15+ years. Her love for animals is the reason she joined the veterinary industry.

She grew up in Wylie, TX and has resided in Kaufman since 2012. Her family has four dogs which include Bella, a Dachshund, Hunter, a Blue Heeler, Benji, a Schnauzer mix, and Mylie, a Lab.

Tosha married her husband, Chris in 2016, and they have two children Caden & Chloe. When Tosha isn’t working, she and her family enjoy hanging out, hunting, and dirt track racing.


Customer Service Representative

Heather joined Kings Creek Animal Hospital in 2021. She was born and raised in Scurry, Texas. She has always loved animals, and thought it would be nice to work with them. She loves visiting with the clients who come into the clinic.

Heather is married to Casey, and they have 2 daughters; one who is 21 and one who is 12. She has 4 dogs. Charlie and Dixie are Blue Lacy breeds, Justice and Whiskey are Bully breeds.

In her spare time, Heather loves to spend time with her family and travel.


Veterinary Technician

Charli has been a Vet Tech at Kings Creek Animal Hospital since 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science which she earned at Tarleton State University. She grew up in a small town near Kaufman.

Charli has always loved working with animals. She has always wanted to work with animals, and she has found it to be a very rewarding career. She loves being involved in helping in the health care of animals and seeing them become healthy and happy.

Charli and her daughter have 3 dogs; Lariat, Smalls, and Buddy. Lariat is a Great Pyrenees. Smalls is a Chihuahua, and Buddy is a Brittany Spaniel.

In her spare time, Charli enjoys being with her family, riding horses and working with her family’s cattle.

Patty, LVT

Head Veterinary Technician

Patty is a native Texan. She has lived and worked in the Dallas area all her life. She decided to escape to the small country life, and has lived in Terrell for the last 20+ years. She decided to leave the corporate world to work with animals full-time, a career that she says is meaningful and rewarding. Patty has been a Vet Tech at Kings Creek Animal Hospital since 2018. She earned her Licensed Vet Tech degree from Dallas College-Cedar Valley Campus in 2021. Patty is a member of the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians.

In her spare time, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, JD who is a Domestic Longhair cat.


Veterinary Technician

Katie joined Kings Creek Animal Hospital in October of 2022. Katie and her family moved from California to the Kaufman area in July 2016 to be closer to her brother.

When she is not at KCAH she loves spending time with her family. She and her boyfriend have six children and four grandchildren. Their boys are involved in motocross racing, and two of their boys play baseball and football. Their youngest is their daughter who is a cheerleader. In their spare time, they also enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and spending lake days on their boat.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Jacey joined Kings Creek Animal Hospital in September of 2021. She was born and raised in Kaufman. She graduated from Kaufman High School. She stayed at home to help out due to a family illness. After that, she worked at Numo for 3 years. She took online courses at TVCC where she earned 3 certificates for Vet Assistant. Jacey says working with animals brings her joy. She loves being able to work with animals both healthy and ill. She loves seeing a patient get well.

Jacey lives with her mom and Dad and her two younger sisters, and she has a dog named Sugar. She also has a cat name Melon, and Leopard Gecko names Zeus.

In her spare time, Jacey loves to play video games, and drawing and Cosplay.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Neeley has lived half of her life in Scurry-Rosser, and she graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School. Neeley began working at Kings Creek Animal Hospital because she wanted to explore her options for a new career. She enjoys caring for the patients at KCAH. She is working on several degrees, and she loves what she does.

Neeley has three dogs; Yogi, Dolly, and Oakley. Yogi is a Great Pyrenees/Black Lab mix. Dolly is a Jack Russell Terrier, and her newest pet is Oakley who is an Aussie. Neeley enjoys going to school.



Tisha brings her lifelong passion for animals and extensive grooming expertise to Kings Creek Animal Hospital. As a dedicated Dog Groomer, Tisha has been perfecting her craft since April 17, 2023, providing top-notch care and styling for furry companions.

With a rich history in the area spanning two decades, Tisha has truly become a part of the community. Her educational journey began at Scurry Rosser, where she excelled in football, FFA, and rodeos. After high school, her enthusiasm for animal care led her to pursue a degree as a veterinary assistant, later achieving her Vet Tech license.

The veterinary industry’s allure became apparent to Tisha at a young age, and she’s never looked back. Commencing her animal-centered career at the age of 17, she entered the grooming world at 20, quickly discovering her knack for making pets look their best and improving their well-being. Grooming has become not just a job, but a passion that resonates with her deeply.

Tisha’s moment of affirmation arrived when she sought employment at Petco as a reptile enthusiast. While the reptile position was filled, a grooming opportunity opened up. Starting as a bather, Tisha’s trajectory led her to training and obtaining her grooming license, a journey she cherishes to this day.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Tisha’s heart belongs to her family. At 34, she’s the proud mother of two boys, aged 9 and 16. Football is a shared interest, bonding Tisha and her youngest son, who, like his mother, is dedicated to the sport. Their time off the field is spent tending to farm animals and cherishing the presence of Remy, her youngest son’s service dog, a Labrador that holds a special place in their lives. Alongside rodeos, football, and her animal companions, Tisha’s devotion to her children remains her driving force.

Grooming for over 14 years, Tisha views her career as a fulfillment of her childhood dreams. While life led her away from the path of becoming a veterinarian, she finds immense satisfaction in her role as a dog groomer. The opportunity to constantly learn and be surrounded by animals brings her profound joy and purpose. Tisha eagerly looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members, ensuring their comfort and style under her skilled care.