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Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary team

We’re pleased to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets.

Dr. Havemann


Dr. Melissa Havemann grew up in Jarrell, Texas showing in the English and Western Equine Circuit. She also participated in the local 4H and was president of the Jarrell FFA. She played softball and volleyball for JHS and represented the Cougars in many academic endeavors while growing up as a proud Jarrell Cougar.

She obtained both her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Texas A&M University. During her stay at Texas A&M, she worked as a veterinary technician in a large equine hospital, ran an equine boarding facility, and worked in an Equine Infectious Disease Lab.

After she graduated with her DVM from Texas A&M, she completed an equine internship at a referral hospital servicing over 30 referral veterinarians. It was during her internship that she developed her love of emergency, medical, and lameness cases. She moved back home to Texas upon the completion of her internship and worked at one of the largest mixed animal practices in Texas at Alvarado Veterinary Clinic where she cultivated her passion for mixed animal medicine.

Dr. Havemann has worked in several mixed animal practices over the years and has developed many beloved relationships with her patients and their families. Growing up, she always wanted to become the hometown doc that could help serve her community as part of her extended family.

Dr. Havemann spends her free time outdoors with her two children, Jackson (3) and Haley (1), her husband, Denton, and her two dogs, Cooper and Barkley and horses, Feather and Kai.

Her dream of owning her own hospital has come to life in Compassion Veterinary Hospital and she looks forward to making new relationships with you and your family members!

Angel Wolfe

Practice Manager

Angel was born and raised in Texas, making New Braunfels her first home before moving to Jarrell to set up more permanent roots for her family. Angel is not only our Practice Manager but also a Veterinary Technician. She grew up in veterinary clinics from a very early age and working in veterinary hospitals where her mom worked at the age of 14 years old.

Angel is currently in school pursuing her license as a technician before moving forward to obtain her Veterinary Practice Management Certification. Angel is known for her infectious joy and smile, her love for intensive care patients, creating positive experiences for fearful patients and their owners, providing client education on patient behavior, and building a team of individuals who lift each other up continuously while pushing each other to grow and achieve their dreams.

Outside of CVH, Angel enjoys spending time with her fiance and their four cats (Clarabell, Dina, Thumbelina, and Toulouse). She enjoys reading, dancing, and cooking. Angel is also known for her love of all things Disney. Her goals include being an active member of the Jarrell community and creating a village where she can raise a family.

Tyler Johns

Customer Service Representative

Tyler is a graduate from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Growing up, he participated in FFA, Boy Scouts, and other adventurous groups, which grew his fondness for animals. He has left the corporate business world to join Compassion Veterinary Hospital. He is bringing with him over a decade of skills and experience to provide the best Business, Administration, and Customer Satisfaction that can be offered and looks forward to providing exceptional customer service to you and your furry friends.

Lindsey Pearson

Technician Assistant

Lindsey was born and raised in Texas. She moved around alot as a child, but spent most of her teenage years in Itasca, Texas. After graduating from Itasca High School she moved to Waco. A few years passed and she realized she wanted to pursue her dream in veterinary medicine. As a child, she was constantly bringing home everything that she thought needed a home. She'd spend hours turning over rocks, and looking in the woods for any critter she could find. That is where her love for animals began. In 2014, she started in a mixed animal hospital, and eventually moved to equine sports medicine. Her love for all animals has only grown over the years. Lindsey currently lives in Waco with her husband, Bryan, our cat, Buddy, and french bulldog, Gremlin.

Nicole Leu

CSR/Kennel Technician

Nicole grew up in Ohio before moving her way to Texas. She grew up with a love for animals of all shapes and sizes and pursued that love in her career choices. Before joining the Compassion Veterinary Hospital team she was an animal control officer and loved getting to help the shelter fur babies find their furever homes. She has joined the team as a CSR/Kennel Technician with the aspirations to train all the way up to become one of our Veterinary Technicians. Nicole has a strong passion for being a caregiver and she is able to fulfill that with her position at Compassion Veterinary Hospital as well as with her son, Ryder. Nicole has two fur babies named Nala (pitbull) and Mr. Kitty (Domestic Longhair) who are spoiled rotten with all the love Nicole and Ryder provide them.
Team photos by Brandi Lacey Photography