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Shannon Hicks, DVM | Regional Medical Director

Dr. Hicks was born in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Alvin, playing sandlot baseball with Nolan Ryan. Dr. Hicks graduated from Alvin High School in 1962. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1968. Dr. Hicks operated a veterinary clinic specializing in equine medicine from 1968 to 1988. He treated both large and small animals until he opened Old Town Animal Hospital in Katy, Texas, in 1997.


Steve Chen, DVM | Chief of Staff

Dr. Steve Chen is a 2003 graduate from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born in Taiwan and he is a third generation veterinarian. Dr. Chen served as the Chief of Staff at Banfield Pet Hospital of Katy for almost 10 years before joining Brixton. He has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. He has four Shih Tzu, one Yorkshire Terrier and a German Shepherd Dog, but he loves cats, too. Dr. Chen enjoys watching sporting events such as basketball, tennis and college football. He loves to play tennis and basketball at his leisure time as well. Dr. Chen is married and is expecting his first child in September.