Stagecoach Pet Hospital

Stagecoach Pet Hospital is dedicated to providing the utmost care for your beloved family member, with our state of the art lab equipment, digital radiographs, surgeries, and medicine.

Our Mission Statement

At Stagecoach Pet Hospital our mission is to provide quality care for your pet with our friendly staff, caring atmosphere, and state of the art medical care. We strive to ensure that your experience here is both a positive and rewarding one.

What If Your Pet Gets Sick?
We're here when you need us, whether it's for a routine checkup, a much needed vaccination, or an emergency trauma. Our clean, fully equipped facility is ready for you and your pets needs. Our staff is not only knowledgeable about veterinary techniques but also possesses incredible passion for their work, you can rest assured that your best friend is in the best hands.
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Christina Mastropietro, DVM, Practicing Partner


    Dr. Christina Mastropietro was raised in the mountains of North Georgia.  She is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a degree in Biology.  She then went on to attend the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine.  She graduated from Veterinary School in 2010.   Dr. Mastropietro is interested in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and oncology.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

    Dr. Mastropietro is fluent in Spanish and welcomes all Spanish speaking clients to Stagecoach Pet Hospital. 

    Dr. Mastropietro resides in Killeen with her husband Anthony, an army pilot.  Her pets include a Paso Fino mare named Contessa and a French bulldog named Lou. 

    Dr. Mastropietro enjoys being a foodie with her husband and also traveling the United States.  She also can be found participating in triathlons and Iron Man competitions.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    University of West Georgia, University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Smonko, DVM


    Dr. David Smonko grew up in Killeen and is a 1990 graduate of Killeen High School. He received his B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1995 and his D.V.M from Oklahoma State University in 2004. Dr. Smonko joined the staff at Killeen Veterinary Clinic in June of 2005. Dr. Smonko's primary interests include dermatology, cytology, preventative medicine and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the North Central Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Smonko and his wife Kristie live in Harker Heights with their two boys Wade and Justin. Dr. Smonko enjoys the outdoors and loves to hunt, fish and ride his Harley.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University
  • Twila

    Practice Manager/Technician

    Twila joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in April 2016. She is originally from Salado, Texas where she grew up with a love for animals. She started her career as a nurse but soon realized she was working on the wrong species so in 1983 she started in the veterinary field, beginning with large and small animals. She worked with cats, dogs, horses and cattle for several years while learning about exotics and also wildlife rehabilitation. This lead to an opportunity working at the Ft. Worth Zoo with the exotics. After 5 years in the zoo setting, Twila decided a medical setting with small animals was what she preferred the most. Twila remains very passionate about animal rehabilitation but found her perfect place at Stagecoach Pet Hospital.
    Twila has been happily married with 3 beautiful children and 5 wonderful grandchildren. Her 4 legged children consists of 2 horses, 5 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, 3 pigs, a fish, 1 bearded dragon and whatever special needs animal the Lord blesses her with at the time.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2016
  • Nia

    Lead Receptionist

    Nia joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in July of 2016 after moving from Melbourne, Florida. She has worked as a zoo keeper at a wilderness walk in Hayward, Wisconsin and has been in the veterinary field for 10 years.  Nia finished school in 2006. In her spare time, Nia likes to spend time with her two crazy dogs, Bandit, a 9 year old German Shepard Mix and Sasha, a 10 year old Siberian Husky.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 26, 2016
  • Charity

    Receptionist/Technician


    Charity joined Stagecoach pet Hospital as a Technician in December of 2016. She has worked as an adoption counselor for multiple animal rescues in central Texas and in Tampa, Florida. She has completed most of her schooling in the Biology field and is currently pursuing veterinarian medicine through Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Charity had the privilege of moving to Texas due to her husband being in the Army. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, shooting and hanging with her husband and fur-babies. Charity’s fur family consists of 3 ferrets, a cat, and 3 dogs!

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 20, 2017
  • Breshelle

    Technician

    Breshelle joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in January 2016 as an intern from her high school program.  She graduated from Ellison High School in June 2016 and hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Breshelle comes from a military family and was born in Colorado Springs but has lived in Texas for 17 years. Her pet family includes 2 Chihuahuas and 1 Doberman mix.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 19, 2016
  • Shelby

    Receptionist/Technician

    Shelby joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in January as a Receptionist! She worked at a spay/neuter clinic as a Recovery Technician for about a year. Shelby moved to central Texas about three years ago to be with her husband. She worked as a sailor in the Clear Lake Shores area prior. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, loving Jesus, shooting guns and making slow motion videos of her pets, Bacca, Jabba, Han, and Fink, the hairless Dumbo Rat. (She may or may not be into Star Wars.)

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 20, 2017
  • Kristi

    Technician


    Kristi joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital as a technician in February 2017.  She has worked in the veterinary field for about 8 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!  She moved to Texas in October of 2015 with her husband and two dogs Max and Dee.  Since moving to Texas she has expanded her four-legged family to include a German Shepherd named Pepper Potts.  In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband, BBQing, and watching football, Roll Tide!!!  

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 20, 2017
  • Lyric

    Receptionist

    Lyric joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital as a receptionist in June of 2017. She was born and raised in Central Texas. Lyric has been in the agriculture sector her entire life including two years of studying animal science in college. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications in May of 2017. Lyric and her husband own a Siberian Husky, Sitka, and enjoy spending our time traveling, BBQing, and watching Marvel movies.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2017
  • DeeDee

    Technician

    Dirna, commonly called DeeDee, joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in June 2017 as a technician. She previously went to school to be a Vet Assistant in Puerto Rico where she graduated with an even greater love for animals. After School DeeDee volunteered at a clinic in Kentucky where she developed a love of farm animals. In December, she and her family moved to central Texas where she know enjoys spending time with her dogs and watching movies. Her pets include two dogs named Caramel and Stitch.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2017
  • Cate

    Receptionist

    Cate joined the Stagecoach Pet Hospital team as a receptionist in June 2017. She is a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Horticulture, emphasizing in Floral Design and Event Planning, and has a minor in Tourism Management. Additionally, she graduated with an Associate’s of Business from Blinn College in December 2015. Cate was born and raised in Texas, but recently moved to the Killeen area with her husband upon her graduation from college. Her hobbies include reading, cooking/baking, traveling, trying new foods, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. While she does not have any fur-babies yet, she loves them all and hopes to someday have one of her own…preferably an otter. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2017
  • Mekayla

    Kennel Technician

    Mekayla joined Stagecoach Pet Hospital in December of 2016. She is currently studying Biomedical/Biological Sciences at Tarleton State University. She hopes to continue her studies in animal behavior and become a companion animal Veterinarian in the future. Her fur family consists of 2 dogs named Chico and Baby. 
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 21, 2017
  • Dr. Brad Buckley

    Brad Buckley, DVM, Managing Partner


    Dr. Buckley received a B.S. in Veterinary Science (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989 and a D.V.M. (Magna Cum Laude) in 1993 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Buckley provides a wide-range of professional services to his clients and patients with an emphasis on internal medicine and ultrasonography. Dr. Buckley provides a strong belief in service to one's community, and is a former member of the Killeen I.S.D. Board of Trustees, a past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and a current board member of the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children. In his spare time he enjoys raising, training and showing cutting horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Logan Beene

    Logan Beene, DVM, Managing Partner


    Dr. Beene was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He attended undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University, and then received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M in 1993. Dr. Beene performed his externship with the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, and worked with the Highland Park Animal Hospital, Park Cities Animal Clinic, Lakewood Animal Hospital, and Dallas Veterinary Emergency Clinic, all before and during veterinary school. Dr. Beene is included in the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, a group that maintains high standards in the practice of veterinary medicine through the participation in continuing education and postgraduate studies.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Linda Hankins

    Linda Hankins, DVM, Managing Partner


    Dr. Hankins received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. After graduating, she spent three years at the Animal clinic in Galveston. Dr. Hankins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, North Central Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Board Member, and After Hours Veterinary Services. Dr. Hankins enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing cards.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Keri Jones, DVM, Managing Partner


    Dr. Keri Hill Jones graduated from Texas A&M University with an Animal Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 2001 and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine (Summa Cum Laude) in 2005. Dr. Jones joined the staff at Killeen Veterinary Clinic in June of 2007 and became managing partner in April 2015. Her interests include surgery, internal medicine, and client education. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the North Central Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Jones served an integral part in the startup of the Animal Emergency Center or Temple-Belton.

    Dr. Jones has been married to her husband Robert since 2003, and have two children, daughter Adison and son Asher. Their other children Cash, the one-eyed Yorkie and Chewy, the blind Old English Bulldog. In her free time Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with family and friends, yard work, and watching sports, especially Aggie football.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Education:
    Texas A&M University