Dr. Jennifer Hennessey Bremseth, CVJ – Hospital Owner

Owner of the Animal ER of Northwest Houston, Dr Jennifer Hennessey-Bremseth has over 20 years of experience in emergency and critical care. Dr. Hennessey’s vision of an emergency practice designed and devoted to the customized care of both families and their pets lead her to develop the Animal ER in 2014.

A 2005 Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Hennessey carries additional training as a Certified Veterinary Journalist with the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. Dr Hennessey is published in numerous magazines and journals, has a column in the Texas Veterinarian magazine, as well as is a frequent guest for Houston’s Fox 26, KPRC 2 News, Houston Life and Great Day Houston. Her professional interests include prevention of emergency illness, utilization of lipid emulsion for toxin exposure, and management of trauma patients.

Dr Hennessey serves on the TVMA Public Relations Committee as well as holds memberships with the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary News Network, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) , the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT), the International Veterinarian Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association.

Off site, Dr Hennessey is actively involved with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine helping support their local emergency medicine society and works with vet students onsite at the ER through her externship and mentoring programs; she also serves on the TVMDL Advisory Council. Dr Hennessey, in 2014, enjoyed time as the Program Director at Pima Medical Institute and helped launch their new Veterinary Technician program. In 2015, Dr Hennessey was included as a veterinary advisor for a new project evaluating the nutritional care for dogs with cancer at the Keto Pet Sanctuary.

Outside of the ER, Dr Hennessey is a mother of two amazing kiddos and proud wife of Army Sergeant Major Greg Bremseth. Committed to her own health and well-being, Dr Hennessey is an International Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB) Professional athlete after winning the NPC Universe National Championship in 2018; she is also a dual pageant title holder as the current reigning Mrs Texas Legacy and Mrs Legacy Unites States, and co-owner of Crowned Regent Productions, LLC.

On a mission to stay connected and serve her local communities, Dr Hennessey has proudly partnered with the City of Houston and Harris County along with Precinct 5 as extension of care for seized animals, volunteering her expertise and services for the Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force.

Dr. Bethany Smith – Hospital Director

Born and raised in Cypress, TX, Dr. Bethany Smith came to know and love veterinary medicine as a sophomore in high school. Dr. Smith graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in 2002. She went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preserving the human-animal bond. Dr. Smith has received advanced training in animal behavior by completing her Fear Free Certification in 2016. She understands the importance of providing personalized patient care every time.

Dr.Smith and her husband are the proud parents to 3 children and 2 furbabies (1 Standard Poodle named ‘Prince’ and 1 cat named ‘Chaz’). When she isn’t practicing medicine, she is actively involved in the children’s ministry at church. She also enjoys traveling to the mountains, watching Aggie football, and serving her community. This year she was able to pursue a calling to serve on a mission trip to Mexico.

ER Veterinary Staff

  • Elizabeth Mihalevich, DVM
  • Jack Ying, DVM
  • Stan Mikula, DVM
  • Sara Kaplan-Stein, DVM
  • Ann Anderson, DVM
  • Tara Prezioso, DVM
  • Amanda Soirez, DVM

Support Staff

  • Amanda Foster – Hospital Operations Manager
  • Giovanna Hodges – Client Service Specialist
  • Courtney Orgovan – ER Technician, Community Relations
  • Wendi Schroeder – ER Technician, Canine Rehab Assistant
  • Kayla Hower – ER Technician
  • Robin Kinsey – ER Technician
  • Jae Conway – ER Technician
  • Ryan Kutzler – ER Technician
  • Ellie Armour – ER Technician
  • Elizabeth Grimes – ER Technician