Meet Your Doctors in Cypress, TX
We have some pretty special doctors sitting at the helm of our practice. One of the things they all have in common is their dedication to supporting and building up the unique bond that every pet shares with their owner. Providing care to your pet is just one part of what we’re committed to doing every day for people and their four-legged family members. Understanding you, your pet, and your circumstances is another and is just as important.
Dr. Matt Hennessey
Dr. Hennessey truly loves his work caring for the beloved pets in his community. He has a great passion for working with rescue organizations to perform life-saving treatments and surgeries for pets most in need. His compassion for pets in need and helping their families has guided our mission statement and core values as a hospital, and aided in cultivating a highly skilled, equally compassionate team. His special interests in medicine include orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine.
Dr. Hennessey graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003. He worked in the Jersey Village area until opening Cypress Fairhaven Animal Hospital in 2013. His experience in the veterinary field began in 1996 and has continued to be a lifelong passion. He received the Angel for Animals Award from the Homeless Pet Placement League in 2004. He was also a national top 10 finalist for Petplan Vet of the Year Award in 2012. Dr. Hennessey is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Hennessey personally enjoys basketball and running, the company of his pets (a Jack Russell terrier, Bingo, 11; a Golden Retriever Mix, Dan, 5; a cat, Kitty Soft Paws, 8, and his most recent addition, Churro the kitten. Dr. Hennessey stays active in the Fairfield and Cypress communities with his wife and three wonderful children.
Dr. Kaitlin Andrews
Dr. Andrews’ passions in veterinary care include preventative medicine, nutrition, and internal medicine; she is inspired by amazing, committed pet parents who make the necessary lifestyle changes for their pets’ wellbeing. Dr. Andrews enjoys seeing her patients flourish under her care and supporting them through all stages of life.
Dr. Andrews received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences in 2015 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2019 from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Her favorite part of working at CFAH, aside from her patients, is our amazing support staff and positive energy.
In undergrad, Dr. Andrews studied a semester in Costa Rica, learning Spanish in an immersive experience that helps serve our Spanish-speaking clients. Additionally, she is in the process of learning American Sign Language.
Dr. Andrews and her husband, Eric, share their Katy home with Kayla, a Border Collie; Titan, a Chow-Rottweiler mix, and Bagheera, the most special of cats, as he has cerebellar hypoplasia. Away from CFAH, Dr. Andrews enjoys gaming (RPGs), a good happy hour, dancing, and relaxing in the great outdoors while camping or boating.
Dr. Amber Woodin
Dr. Woodin’s love and dedication for caring for animals started when she set her mind to becoming a veterinarian at just 9 years of age. Dr. Woodin’s special interests include: internal medicine, ultrasonography, senior pet wellness/care, and pocket pets. Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is helping people welcome new furry members into their family and having the opportunity to provide their care throughout their lives.
She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences and then went on to graduate from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She is a member of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Woodin is known for her baking skills and regularly spoils the team with her latest creations! Outside of the clinic, Dr. Woodin enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her future stepson, and their trio of dogs: Albert, a Labrador Retriever; Twix, a Terrier mix, and Spicy, a Chihuahua. She also enjoys long-distance running, traveling, baking (of course), as well as anything Disney-related.
Dr. Melissa Guard
Dr. Guard received her first Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Austin College in 2007. She went on to obtain a second Bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 2010 and a Master’s degree in biomedical science in 2012 from Texas A&M University. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Guard’s special interests include preventative medicine, probiotics and gastrointestinal health, and brachycephalic breeds. Dr. Guard is also fluent in Spanish. She is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Guard enjoys spending time with her family and young Boston Terrier, Ramona. They love to spend time outdoors fishing, attend Texas Aggie football games, and visit family in the Texas hill country.
Dr. Halli Keller
Dr. Keller is passionate about providing quality veterinary care for her patients. She goes above and beyond to educate clients in caring for their pet’s individual health and needs in each life stage. Her specific veterinary interests include preventative dental care, nutrition, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.
Dr. Keller has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field and biological research. She is a 2014 graduate from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in vertebrate zoology from the Texas A&M University College of Wildlife Fisheries Sciences. Dr. Keller is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Keller enjoys camping, hiking, and a variety of crafting pursuits including embroidery, crochet, and weaving. She is also a speed reader and always has at least one novel in her bag. Dr. Keller has two lovely cats named Chai and Stella. Chai has asthma and does wonderful with her inhaler. Stella is a forever kitten who loves to play fetch. Dr. Keller’s Standard Poodle enjoys special training courses and learning new tricks!
Dr. Kara Jones
Dr. Jones has the biggest heart, enjoys spending time with family who all live nearby, and stays busy with the antics of her crew of fur-kids: Klein, a Pug mix; Kali, a Boxer mix; Harper, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Ginger the cat.
Dr. Shelby Wauson
Dr. Wauson was born and raised in the Houston area on acreage that seemed to attract many stray dogs and cats in need of love and care. It came as no surprise to her family that, after studying at Reed College in Oregon, her pursuits turned to veterinary medicine. She then graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Wauson proudly returned to Houston with her family after graduation.
Dr. Wauson still has a keen interest in providing care and comfort to our homeless pet population, working with rescues at Cypress Fairhaven as well as with local nonprofit groups. Her other special interests include surgery, diagnostic imaging, dentistry, and forming meaningful relationships with patients and their families.
When not at the clinic, you’ll find Dr. Wauson with her husband and two young children, Winter (a “vet school baby”) and Kestrel. She also shares her home with Amygdala (a one-eyed Chihuahua princess), Burger (a Maltese-Poodle with attitude), Carl (a Pit Bull nanny-dog), and Doris (a weight loss success kitty).