Dr. Tamra Walthall

Dr. Tamra Walthall is the principal veterinarian, and owner of La Vega Veterinary Clinic, with her husband Roy Walthall.

Dr Walthall is active in both her local and veterinary community. She served on the Board of Trustees for the La Vega ISD for 18 years, and as a Director the Texas Association School Boards (TASB) for 4 years.

She has served on the board of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) for many years and was recently elected to their Executive Board. She is a former President of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice (TAVP).

Dr. Walthall also works with the Waco Humane Society providing spays and neutered to recently adopted animals.

Dr. Walthall’s husband, Roy, was a Government Instructor for McLennan Community College for 27 years. Their daughter, Telly, married to Kyle Ramsey, teaches at University High school in Waco. Their son, Rydell is a Transportation Engineer and soccer referee while he attends graduate school at the University of Texas in Austin.

Though she is not specialized, her talents lie in diagnostics with a special interest in Ultrasound.

Cuddly Claire — the not-quite-right clinic cat

Tamra with the *good dog* Goldie Lox and *the baaaaad dog* Elmo


Melody Berend


Melody is our practice manager. Melody began working at LVVC in January of 1999 as lead veterinary technician. Prior to her years at LVVC she worked at Wise County Animal Clinic and Mellina Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. Melody spent 2 years away from LVVC to work for the Texas Department Of State Health Services as a Public Health Technician for Zoonosis Control. She then returned as the Practice Manager. Melody loves animals and enjoys in helping provide care to all your animals. She is also an avid barrel racer and loves training horses and children. Melody is a mother of two wonderful children. Calder is her 22 yr old son who is very involved in rodeo and team roping. Lindsey Jo is her 9 year old daughter, that most of you clients are familiar with since Lindsey Jo spent a few of her first months at the clinic. Lindsey Jo is following in her mom and brothers footsteps and has began her rodeo career, She also has a 14 yr old stepson they have custody of, Matthew that enjoys video games and football. She will soon be welcoming a wonderful daughter-in-law, Skyler to her family in April of 2020.Skyler as well loves animals and loves to barrel race and rope. She has 3 corgies and several horses that are also part of her family and is married to a wonderful man, Jeremy that is a welder and helps with all their animals.

Gwen Gangne

Gwen in currently enrolled at McLennan Community College attending their veterinary technician program. She did her internship here at the clinic and at that point we decided we would love to have her as an employee. She has always moved around being a navy brat but never been to Texas before moving here. She lives with her boyfriend and their three cats as well as one dog. Oh and she love the Patriots!