Denise Smith, DVM
Dr. Denise Smith is a general practitioner and Medical Director of Main Street Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Smith, who opened the practice in 1988, grew up in Dallas, Texas, and says there was never a question in her mind about her future career. Becoming a veterinarian was her goal since elementary school!
After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1983, Dr. Smith stayed at Texas A&M to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She is certified to perform ultrasound examinations.
Dr. Smith has been married to her husband Avery more than 25 years. Their eldest daughter, Amy, is studying international business at Baylor University. The Smiths also have three daughters adopted from China. April likes to play piano while Lilly prefers the violin; the youngest, Betty, is still deciding what her hobby will be. The family's four-legged friends are Sara, an American Eskimo, and cats Buttercup, Calvin, Coach and Chanel.
Dr. Smith says she is addicted to the Food Network and enjoys cooking, hiking through the New Mexico forestland and gardening. She hopes to someday work with the Christian Veterinary Association and help animals in third world countries.
Susan Bates Brashear, DVM
General practitioner Dr. Susan Bates Brashear began working at Main Street Veterinary Hospital in 2003. She was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, and received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University in 1999. In 2003, Dr. Brashear was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Her professional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, exotic pet medicine and pain management.
Dr. Brashear is the exotics contributor at the Mark Francis Museum of Veterinary History in Austin, Texas. Her studies at Louisiana State had an emphasis on avian, exotic, zoo and aquarium medicine, and she held externships at the Baton Rouge Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. She also participated in a clerkship at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Brashear is married to Clint Brashear, also a veterinarian. They recently welcomed their first child, a girl, into their family. Dr. Brashear counts reading, scrapbooking, traveling, gourmet cooking, photography and scuba diving among her favorite pastimes. She and her husband share their home with Doc, a Shih Tzu who is a certified therapy dog; Belle, a Cockatiel with special needs; and Callaway, a young Maine Coon mix.
Jennifer Fite Tuttle, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Fite Tuttle joined the Main Street Veterinary Hospital team in February, 2015. She grew up in the San Diego area and graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Tuttle has a Master’s Degree in Psychology.
A general practitioner, Dr. Tuttle's veterinary interests include feline medicine, senior and geriatric medicine, hospice, and end-of-life care. She says, “I have always thought being a veterinarian is my calling. It is such a privilege to be able to care for people’s beloved pets.”
Dr. Tuttle and her husband, Troy, recently celebrated the arrival of their first child, beloved daughter Hannah. They share their home with 3 cats and are looking forward to adopting a dog in the near future.
Meredith Ford Brassette, DVM
A Lake Charles, Louisiana native, Dr. Meredith Ford Brassette joined the Main Street Veterinary Hospital team as a general practitioner in September 2013. 'I've always loved animals, and I've wanted to go into medicine as far back as I can remember,' she said. 'I like being there for those who need a voice.'
Dr. Ford Brassette graduated from Louisiana State University with bachelor's degrees in both animal science and psychology. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and behavior. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Ford Brassette shares her home with her husband, Kevin, who is a mechanical engineer, and their pets, Edgar (domestic shorthair), Bronwyn (Welsh Corgi), and Sadie (Border Collie mix). In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and pets.
Jessica Johnson, DVMDental & Oral Surgery Resident
Dr. Johnson joined the Main Street Vet team in November of 2016. She was raised in Southlake, Texas and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from The University of Arkansas. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
Over the course of ten years as a small animal general and emergency practitioner, she developed a special interest in dentistry and oral surgery. She feels blessed to have joined the highly skilled and compassionate Dental Team at Main Street.
In 2017, Dr. Johnson began her residency with Dr. Heidi Lobprise DVM, DAVDC to specialize in dentistry and oral surgery. Her interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, interceptive orthodontics, periodontal therapy, preventative dentistry, and endodontics.
Her objective is to advocate her for patient’s quality of life through the education of their pet owners. She aims to help her patients achieve a comfortable bite and a mouth that is free of infection and pain. She has repeatedly witnessed the new lease on life that her patients achieve once the chronic inflammation and discomfort in their mouths is resolved.
She has three children, seven-year-old son Alex and four-year-old twin daughters Libby and Charlie. They share their home with a rambunctious and mischievous one-year-old shepherd-mix named Biscuit.
Heidi Lobprise, DVM, Diplomate AVDC
Dr. Heidi Lobprise is a Veterinary Dentist that has been a member of the Main Street Veterinary Hospital medical staff since April of 2010. Born in Gary, Indiana, she grew up in Orlando, Florida and then Richardson, Texas, where she graduated from Richardson High School.
Dr. Lobprise says that she knew from age seven that she wanted to spend her life as a veterinarian simply because she has always loved animals. She began her journey toward her current career at Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 198 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Her areas of special professional focus include dentistry and senior care. She is also a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC.) Dr. Lobprise is the author/co-author of several dental and senior care texts and has lectured internationally. She has served on a short-term mission trip to Mongolia through Christian Veterinary Missions and hopes to travel to other destinations.
Dr. Lobprise and her ‘hubby-wubby', Joe Kautz, a gunsmith, have a Greyhound named Buddy and two cats named George and Spot. Dr. Lobprise’s daughter Holly, is a financial analyst currently in NYC but moving to South Africa.
Dr.Jill Langston, DVM
Dr. Jill Langston grew up in Denver, CO. She stayed within her home state for her education, receiving both her undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. Until recently, she resided in Rochester, NY until a change in job for her husband brought her to Dallas, TX, where she has been extremely grateful for the warmer sunshine and significantly less snow. When she isn't at work, Dr. Langston enjoys traveling and attending other activities with her husband and two daughters. She is also a proud parent to both a cat named Sunshine. and a standard poodle named Flurry.)
Dr.Haixia Kong, DVM
Dr. Haixia Kong was born and raised in ZhenJiang, China. As a young girl, she grew up in a village surrounded by different animals. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in 2006. She completed the Education for Foreign Veterinary Graduate program in 2011 after she obtained her Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and performed clinical rotations at Louisiana State University. Dr. Kong started practicing veterinary medicine in Fairfax, Virginia, and now she and her family are happy to return to the DFW area where her husband is originally from. They are very excited to lay down roots here and promote animal well-being in the community. In her spare time, Dr. Kong enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and volunteering at the shelters.