Jon Paa – Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Jon Paa was born and raised in Carrollton, TX. After high school, he attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Paa was granted early admittance to veterinary school in 2007 and graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. At the end of 2021, after working as a veterinarian at a large, progressive practice in the Dallas area for the past 10 years, he elected to take ownership of Lucas Veterinary Hospital and continue its reputation of offering personalized, compassionate, high-quality veterinary care to the surrounding area. Dr. Paa has a wide range of clinical interests including wellness care, internal medicine, pain management, cardiology, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasonography, but he is most passionate about building strong relationships with families and their pets. He is currently a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys cheering for the Dallas and Oklahoma State University sports teams, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife Sara. They are expecting their first child in summer 2022.”
Marcus Edwards – Practice Manager
Marcus started with LVH in the fall of 2008. Marcus was born and raised in Plano and came to us with several years of experience working in different hospitals in the area. Marcus spends a lot of his time assisting Dr. Kendall and the technicians. He has two of his own cats at home that typically keep him busy. Marcus is a huge sports fan and follows our local sports teams closely.
Julie Brewer – Client Care Representative
Julie started with LVH in 2007. She is involved in many areas throughout our hospital. She worked as a technician assisting Dr. Kendall before moving to the reception desk. Julie values the relationships she has with all of our patients and their families. She also enjoys spending time with her own family and their two dogs.
Melody Johannsen – Technician
Melody has been with LVH since 2016. She is a current veterinary school student at Texas A&M, class of 2024. She has a 3-year-old rescue dog named Tater and a baby hamster named Winnie.
Ashley Burleson – Technician
Ashley started at LVH in early 2019. She has 2 cats at home named Selest and Spicy. She came to us with several years of animal care experience. Ashley is currently enrolled at Collin College in the Veterinary Technician Program with the goal of becoming an LVT.
Bianca Olvera – Technician
Bianca joined our team at LVH in the spring of 2019. She graduated from Birdville High School in North Richland Hills. She has 3 dogs at home that love cookies and getting into trouble. She hopes to one day travel to Japan.
Nick Logsdon – Technician
Nick started at LVH in early 2021. He was born and raised in Plano and is a huge fan of the Dallas Stars hockey team. Nick plays the guitar in his free time when he is not spending time with his girlfriend and 4 dogs.