Courtney J. Pace, DVM

Dr. Pace began working at the clinic in July of 2013, and became the owner in January 2017. She was raised in the Ft. Worth area. After graduating from from Keller High School, Dr. Pace moved to College Station and became very involved with the Block and Bridal organization at Texas A&M University.  During college, her summers were spent working as a technician in a few Equine Specialty Clinics. Vet school further honed her interest in Equine Medicine and Surgery. Later, Dr. Pace spent a year interning in San Antonio and then moved to Slaton to join the ranks with Dr. Farr. Dr. Pace and her husband James have 5 dogs; Biscuit, Sister, Dora, Moose, and Mae West. They also have a Quarter Horse named Lizard, a nurse cow named Belle, and a herd of commercial heifers. Dr. Pace loves her job because she gets to save animals, and interact with very special people. She has enjoyed getting to know the folks in West Texas and continues to develop lasting friendships.



Louis "Bud" Farr, DVM

Dr. Farr owned the clinic from 1972, until he turned it over to Dr. Pace in 2017. He grew up on what is now the Rocker B Ranch, and has a long family history in the Concho River area. From the time "Bud" was 3, he spent almost all of his time in a handmade saddle on the back of ranch mounts. He became an officer in the US Army after graduating from Vet School, moved to Los Angeles, CA, and began working in food safety as a meat inspector. Upon relocation, Dr. Farr moved to Friona, TX and worked as a feedlot veterinarian for a period of time. He soon moved to Slaton, began working at the clinic in 1970, and eventually bought the business in 1972. He has two children and three grandsons. He has a soft spot for the Thoroughbred Racing Industry and loves to research pedigrees. Dr. Farr also served on the Board of the Thouroughbred Breeders Association. Dr. Farr loves his job because he is a true animal lover and he gets to provide care to sick animals.



Kelly Prather, Office Manager

Kelly has been working at South Plains since August 2018. Kelly's bubbly personality and and happy-go-lucky attitude help make the office such a fun place! Newly wed Kelly and her husband have a Border Collie/lab puppy named Karma. While she isn't at work, Kelly loves listening to "Just the Two of Us" by Bill Withers.



Cassandra Vera, Receptionist

Cassandra started working as a receptionist for SPVC in 2017. She is happily married to Jacob. Cassandra and her family have many pets! She has six dogs: a long hair Chihuahua named Kevin Heart; a hairless Pitbull mix named Feo; and her four mutts are Sol, Tootsie, Venom, and Teddy Jack. She also has a neurologic cat named Furby and a blue-eyed cat named Mr. Lu.



Kami Nelson, Receptionist

Kami became a receptionist at the clinic in July 2018. After teaching English in South Korea for five years, she and her husband, Frank, moved to Lubbock for Frank to pursue his PhD at Texas Tech University. While not at work, Kami and Frank like to play with their two dogs, a Chihuahua mix named Twix and a deaf Australian Shepard named Van Gogh.



Riley Paige Trotter, Head Small Animal Veterinary Technician

Riley has been working at SPVC since 2014. She is very particular about keeping things in stock and can always be found organizing the pharmacy. Riley is the mother of two amazing children and also has three adorable fur babies. She has two Australian Sheperds, Oakley and Remington, and a black cat named Jackson.



‚ÄčKristi Morris, Small Animal Veterinary Technician

Kristi has been working here the longest, second only to Dr. Farr! She started working at SPVC in 1995. At work, Kristi's favorite things to do cleaning  infected dog ears, chatting with long-time clients, and making friends with all the new people that come into the clinic. Kristi and her husband of 25 years, Chuck, have two sons that also love animals. Along with the family's show lambs, Kristi's family has a cat, named Annabella, and six dogs: Dazzle, Skunk, Lucy Lui, Sassy, Sunshine, and Radar.



Kat Reyna, Small Animal Veterinary Technician‚Äč

Along with working at SPVC since August 2018, Kat is also double-majoring in Biochemistry and Animal Science and plans on becoming a veterinary surgeon. Even though she is allergic to cats, they are one of her favorite animals. At home, she loves to watch the Golden Girls with her seven fur babies: Nike the Labrador; Linus the Dalmation; Nala, a Labradoodle; Arden and Arthur the Beagle/Schnauzers; and her two tabby cats, Pepper and Simon.



Stephanie Thompson, Small Animal Veterinary Technician

Stephanie started working at SPVC in September 2018. Stephanie and her husband have two beautiful little girls and many pets! they have a mini Poodle name Loki, a black kitty named midnight, Madie the Yellow Lab, Bevo the Basset Hound, and a gigantic Great Dane named Sampson. On her time off, she loves to take long walks through dirt fields and eating carbs.



Ashton Parker, Large Animal Veterinary Technician

Ashton is a full-time student at Texas Tech studying Animal Sciences. Since  At home, she has four very large dogs of her own: Kizer, a Blue Heeler; Bunny the Husky; Jack, a Great Pyrenees, and a German Shepard/Lab mix named Tae.



Quinton Whitfield, Large Animal Veterinary Technician

Quinton began working at the clinic in 2016. He recently graduated from Texas Tech University in 2018 with a degree in  Agricultural Leadership. He grew up raising cows on his family farm, and now he has his own Blue Heeler named Dirk.



Ana Prickett, Large Animal Veterinary Technician

Ana started working at South Plains in 2018 and is also a full time student at Texas Tech and is working on completing her Animal Sciences degree. While she's not studying and working at SPVC, she keeps very busy practicing and competing with the TTU Rodeo Team. Ana has three of her own horses, Marti, Jazz, and Lexi, and two dogs, Rosie and King.



Johnny Garza, Barn Maintenance

Johnny has been working at SPVC since 2015. He is the loving father of two daughters and a little Chihuahua named Sparky. Johnny loves watching sports and his favorite team is OKC Thunder. In his free time, he's learning how to bake and BBQ yummy treats for everyone in the office!



Arnaldo Perez, Barn Maintenance

Arnaldo started at South Plains in 2017. He loves to joke and play with everyone in the office and he especially enjoys taking care of the cows and horses. At home, he takes care of his mom's Chihuaua, Diamond.

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Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 5:30pm (Wednesdays 1:30 - 5:30pm), Saturday 8am - 12pm