Animal Hospital of Heath

Call 972-772-0040

"This hospital is dedicated to our patients, whose loving, loyal and engaging personalities enrich our lives, fill our hearts and constantly inspire us to provide the best veterinary medical care possible."


209 Laurence Rd.
Heath, TX 75032
Phone 972/772-0040
Fax 972-502-9987

Hours of Operation

We are open:
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM M-F

We are closed:
Saturdays | Sundays

All of our veterinarians have been active in local, state, and national professional organizations, including the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. Our doctors feel that participation in organized veterinary medicine is an important responsibility and have all strived to participate as committee members or officers when possible. We also believe strongly in community involvement; our doctors participate in educational programs at local schools and colleges and are involved with many local charity events for pets and animals in the Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, and Heath communities.

Dr. Kimberly Ann Downes, DVM

Dr. Downes, Maggie, and StoneDr. Downes joined the practice in 1990 and became a partner in 1994. She is a 1989 graduate of Texas A&M University. She has extensive training and interest in Veterinary dentistry. Other interests include all aspects of feline medicine, oncology (cancer) and endocrinology.

Dr. Downes and her husband have one son. Their extended family includes a cat named "Spencer," "Maggie" the terrier/Lhasa mix, and "Stone" the career-change Guide Dog for the Blind. They are also raising their third dog, "Etcher" for Guide Dogs for the Blind with hopes of him one day becoming a guide dog.

Dr. Downes is a native Texan born in Temple, Texas. She counts working at McDonald's and Piggly Wiggly among her first jobs. When not at the animal hospital, you might find Dr. Downes toiling in her garden or poring over interior decorating magazines. Her first dog as a child was named Mack.

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Dr. Wendi Carter, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Carter with "Bob"Dr. Carter graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006.  She graduated magna cum laude in 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS degree in biology. She worked as an associate at Banfield Animal Hospitals from 2006-2009.  Her interests include ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Carter is a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist and is now offering Veterinary Medical Accupuncture services to patients in the Rowlett, Rockwall, Mesquite, Garland, Dallas, and surrounding areas.

Dr. Carter lived in Colorado and Missouri before moving to Texas in 2006.  She has two cats Shiga and Malike.  In her spare time Dr. Carter enjoys traveling, art, spectator sports, and can often be found on weekends running in marathons and obstacle courses.

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Dr. Jennifer Hurley, DVM,

Dr. Jennifer Hurley

Dr. Hurley graduated from Texas A&M University.  She graduated magna cum laude in 2010 from Texas A&M Commerce with a BS in Animal Science.  Dr. Hurley started with the Animal Hospital of Rowlett as a technician in 2009 and completed her veterinary externship with us in 2013.  Her interests include feline medicine and dentistry. Dr. Hurley is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Dr. Hurley was born and raised in Texas.  She and her husband Josh have a rat terrier named Molly, two cats (Kitty and Petey) and a Severe Macaw named Gabriel.  

When not at work, Dr. Hurley can be found at the beach or in her garden.  

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 Dr. Brian J. Huber, DVM, ABVP

Dr. Brian Huber

Dr. Huber started the Animal Hospital of Rowlett in 1988. He is a 1986 graduate of Kansas State University. He has extensive training in ultrasound and endoscopy. He has been a certified diplomate of The American Board of Veterinary practitioners since 1994, recently re-certifying for the 3rd   time as a diplomate. This requires rigorous study and testing by the board. We are very proud of his achievement. His interests are gastrointestinal disease, cardiology and oncology.

Dr. Huber and his wife Jennifer have three children, Curran, Caroline, and Callahan. The family pets consist of three felines (Bonnie, Stevie and Mikey) and 2 canines; Birdie and Sparky.

Dr. Huber was born in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, loves the Dallas Cowboys, Golden Retrievers, Border Collies and cats. He hopes to learn skydiving.  He enjoys his vacation time with family.

Dr. Huber may not be here seeing patients, but he has been and currently is, involved in the business of veterinary medicine over many years. The entrepreneurial ventures he has started and continue to be involved with, have led to many exciting opportunities for advancing patient care in veterinary medicine.  From regenerative medicine, to oncology, to dental therapies, to ultrasound diagnostics and telemedicine, he is extremely involved in improving outcomes for all pet patients. He may not be here physically, but he is helping AHR bring new therapies and technologies into the global veterinary market.

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