Meet Our Team
Alexis Willingham, DVM
Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Willingham grew up on a dairy farm in the North East Texas town of Sulphur Springs, where she was exposed to veterinary medicine at an early age. Both of her parents and her younger sister have been in the veterinary profession. She also has a sister that is involved in canine genetics research. Through vet school, she had the opportunity to do a summer rotation in Ghana, West Africa, setting up an animal welfare society and was able to complete her externship at a veterinary practice in Orbost, Australia. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked several years in a mixed animal practice north of Denton taking care of both large and small animals followed by a small animal practice in Little Elm. She and her husband, Joe, now live in Prosper with their three young boys. Dr. Willingham's veterinary interests include internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, and endocrinology. She is also passionate about the importance of preventative medicine, feline medicine, and senior pet health.
Pets: Nim - Female Maine Coon born in 2015
Sherlock - Male Maine Coon born in 2015
Rubie Roo - Female Border Collie born in 2016
Razzle - Male Border Collie Mix born in 2018
"There are no ordinary cats." ~Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
"No one appreciates the very special genius of our conversation as a dog does." ~Christopher Marley
Staci R. Dennis, DVM, DABVP (canine & feline practice)
Dr. Staci Dennis moved back to north Texas in April 2018 to join Prosper Trail Animal Hospital. Originally from Wichita Falls, she studied and practiced veterinary medicine in College Station for 20 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science in 2002 and from the veterinary medical program in 2007. In 2015, she completed one of her personal and professional goals of becoming certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in canine and feline practice. Her veterinary interest include wound management, internal medicine, ophthalmology, ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she loves to go on the fun adventures that her husband is always planning for the family. She is married to her true love, Brady, and they live in Prosper with their two young daughters.
Pets: Bentley - Male Boston/ Boxer mix born in 2005 (Dr. Dennis' best friend)
Gracie - Female Feline born in 2007
Solo - Male Terrier "Terror" Mix born in 2017
Nugget - Male Golden Retriever born in 2020
Muffin - Female Hedgehog born in 2020
"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog." ~Sidney Jeanne Seward
"Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes." ~Matt Redman
Amanda has been with the PTAH Team since the doors opened in June 2013 and has worked with Dr. Willingham since 2006. Having worked in the animal industry since 1999, she has done it all from summer kennel assistant, bather, receptionist, technician, and since 2009 office manager. Amanda really enjoys working with both clients and their pets and uses all of her past experience to make PTAH a great place for our patients, their owners, and the staff. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 2005 and now lives in The Colony with her husband and their two little boys.
Pets: Riley - Male Boxer Mix born in 2009
Dach - Male Long Haired Dachshund born in 2015
"Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are." ~Unknown
Head Veterinary Technician
Nicole has been with the PTAH Team since February 2014 and has worked with Dr. Willingham since 2008. She started working in the animal industry in 2000. Her favorite place to be is up in the mountains. Her hobbies are riding her horses with her daughter and hiking with her dogs. Nicole grew up in the Prosper/ Celina area and has enjoyed watching the community grow. She lives in Celina with her husband and family.
Pets: Big Jack - Gelding Paint Horse born in 2003
Danny - Mare Quarter Horse born in 2007
Wyatt (Retired Narcotic Police Dog) - Male Pit Bull born in 2011
Sammie - Female DSH born in 2013
Gunner - Male Golden Retriever born in 2014
Ripr (Retired Bomb Dog) - Male Shepard born in 2014
"Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out take another shot!" ~Unknown
Veterinary Receptionist, Admin Assistant
Sherrie has been with the PTAH Team since June 2014 and has worked with Dr. Willingham since 2007 when she started working in the animal industry. Sherrie grew up in Little Elm where she currently lives with her husband. She has three grown daughters and one adorable grandson. She enjoys reading, fishing, and watching movies during her off time.
Pets: Harley Quinn - Female Bobtail born in 2015
Padme - Female Great Pyrenees born in 2019
Anakin - Male Chihuahua born in 2019
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ~Roger Caras
Courtnee has been with the PTAH Team since August 2016. Courtnee is from Little Elm, TX where she has lived her whole life. Her passion for animals started when she was 11 and bottle fed her pride and joy, her husky mix Bugaboo, for three weeks when her dog mom got sick. Her hobbies are taking her dogs for walks, riding horses at her Aunt's, and spending time with friends and family.
Pets: Bugaboo - Female Husky Mix born in 2009
"Dogs are like potato chips; you can never have just one." ~Unknown
Melissa has been with the PTAH Team since July 2019. She was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas. In June of 2019, she relocated with her family to Anna, Texas. She started working in the animal field in 2016 and she received her veterinary technician certification in January of 2018. She hopes to continue her education further by receiving her associates degree and become a licensed veterinary technician. In her spare time, you'll find her at the motocross tracks riding dirt bikes with her family.
Pets: Daisy - Female Dachshund born in 2011
Marshall - Male Dachshund born in 2017
"No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile." ~ Unknown
Veterinary Technician Assistant, Student
Hope has been with the PTAH Team since March 2020. She has always loved animals and has always known that she wants to be a Veterinarian. Hope is currently taking veterinary classes offered at her high school, as well as other honor classes they off such as AP biology and anatomy & physiology. Outside of work, Hope enjoys relaxing on the beach and spending time with her friends.
Pets: Violet - Female Yorkie born in 2014
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions." ~ Micheal Jordan
Maison has been with the PTAH team since 2021. She was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri until 2013 when her and her family moved to Lavon, Texas. She started working the the animal field in 2019 and has loved it ever since. She's currently a student at Collin College. Her biggest career goal is to become an Office Manager at a Veterinary Clinic further down the road. She spends her free time with her son and hanging out with friends and family.
Pets: Ruger - Male German Shepherd born in 2022
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Veterinary Technician, LVT
Amy joined the PTAH team in 2021. She grew up in El Paso, Texas. Amy has worked in the veterinary industry since 2017 and graduated for tech school in May 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the lake, spending time with her dogs, and going to Comic Con with her husband.
Pets: Leia - born in July 2021
Chewie - born in March 2021
"I have one power. I never give up." ~Batman
Kennel Technician, Technician Assistant
Claire joined the PTAH team in August of 2021 and is currently attending classes at Collin College. She loves all animals (especially the scaley ones!) and cares for over a hundred tarantulas, a couple snakes, a few frogs, three very feisty lizards, two parakeets, a mouse, and many other invertebrates. In her free time she likes to bake, spend time with her bugs, and read.
Pets: Lilah - Albino Corn Snake born in 2013
Juliet - Grey Tree Frog born in 2019
Flower - Blue Panay Tarantula born in 2020
And MANY more!
"The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit." ~ Suzy Kassem
Amanda has been with the PTAH team since September 2021. She was born and raised in California and currently lives in McKinney with her husband, two dogs and two cats. Amanda completed the veterinary assistant program at PIMA medical institute and has worked in the veterinary field since 2015. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Pets: Wilson - Thoroughbred Gelding
Gizmo - Female Border Collie Mix
Bruce - Male Dachshund Mix
Jackson - Male DSH
Chibs - Male DSH
"What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs"
Staci has been with the PTAH team since April 2022. She spent 25 years in the corporate world before coming to the veterinary industry in 2013. Staci has always had a love of animals. She is a breast cancer survivor, is active in her church, loves to read and be around friends.
Pets: Mushi - Shar Pei born in 2014
Otter - Shar Pei born in 2017
Gretel - Shar Pei born in 2019
"Whoever said that diamonds are a girls best friend never owned a dog."
"Be kind to everyone"
Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Student
Natalie has been with the PTAH Team since June 2016. She has lived in Texas for as long as she can remember! Natalie graduated from Oklahoma State with a BS in Animal Science in May 2020 and is currently attend vet school at OSU. She enjoys traveling, spending time outside and baking during her free time.
Pets: Phoebe - Female Golden Retriever born in 2020