Dr. Carmine Esposito earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Upon graduation, he worked in hospital and retail pharmacy for two years before returning to graduate school. He pursued and ultimately earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Esposito practiced Pharmacy for seven years before pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2010, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing his clinical year at North Carolina State University Teaching Hospital.
After graduation Dr. Esposito spent his first three years working as a full time Associate Veterinarian at a five-doctor veterinary hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, while also working as a staff Pharmacist and Consultant Veterinarian for an internationally-recognized veterinary compounding pharmacy. Dr. Esposito then returned to Hunterdon County New Jersey to be near family and friends. Upon his return home, he joined a local veterinarian team in his home town.
While working in Scottsdale, Dr. Esposito discovered the benefits of ultrasound in private practice. At that time, he was fortunate to have an opportunity to work at a busy practice where ultrasound was extensively utilized. One of the doctors was an instructor for the Academy of Veterinary Imaging and mentored Dr. Esposito daily.
Since that first experience, he has completed over 200 hours of abdominal and cardiac ultrasound training at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, TX. His experience and training has allowed him to complete more than 3000 ultrasound studies, and enabled him to become an ultrasound lab instructor at the Academy of Veterinary imaging too.
In 2015 Dr. Esposito started providing mobile ultrasound consultations for NJ Mobile up until 2018. He had also owned and operated a busy mobile companion animal practice in Hunterdon County, NJ before moving to Granbury, TX in 2018. Through his teaching, volume of ultrasound studies, and continued private practice, he brings up to date diagnostics with a practical approach.
Dr. Esposito loves being a veterinarian because it allows him to be involved in a variety of medical disciplines while teaching, assisting, and comforting animals and their families. His knowledge of pharmacology and physiology, in both veterinary and human medicine, allows him to easily explain and discuss diseases and treatments with pet owners. He strives to provide pet owners with a better understanding of their pets’ medical conditions. He believes this understanding leads to healthier pets and happier family members.
When he is not working, he is an active outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, boating, skiing, kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle and stays active training for Tough Mudders, fun runs, and other competitive events. He appreciates quality time with family and friends, and he enjoys traveling locally and internationally when time permits.
Dr.Brittany Elizabeth KingDVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Brittany E King is thrilled to have recently joined the All Creatures Animal Hospital staff! Dr. King grew up in Arlington, Texas with two younger brothers and numerous pets. Her family was always very animal oriented and instilled the love for pets in her from an early age. She recently moved from Houston, Texas. Dr. King received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2005 from Texas A&M University in College Station. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduating with Phi Zeta honors from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada in 2010. She spent one year in Edinburgh, Scotland completing clinical rotations before returning to Texas to receive her license and to practice veterinary medicine.
At St. George's University, Dr. King founded the 'One Health One Medicine Clinics' which provide free vaccinations and healthcare for the people and animals of Grenada. The sustainable clinics are still performed at least twice a year on the island. During veterinary school, she completed numerous research projects including one studying endoparasites in elephants in the Golden Triangle of Thailand and another researching an unknown zebra death outbreak and Brucellosis on kobs, cattle, and goats in Uganda, Africa. She has practiced small animal medicine in the corporate and private sector with a love of surgery, the human-animal bond, and client interaction. She enjoys learning about new and upcoming treatment modalities to better serve her patients.
Dr. King also loves adventure, travel, and athletics. She has raised thousands of dollars for animals in need throughout her career via participating in charitable pet endeavors including swimming 22+ miles in 55 degree water across the English Channel in 2012, running marathons on all 7 continents twice including one on the Great Wall of China and one round of 7 marathons on 7 continents in 11 days, completing the full 140.6 mile Ironman, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dr. King swam competitively in college at Texas A&M and Auburn University where the women's team won the title of Division I National Swimming Champions in 2002.
Outside of the clinic, she loves volunteering at church, playing the violin, flying airplanes with her private pilot's license, and volunteering with different Pet Therapy Organizations with her Scottish Terrier mixed rescue dog named Sharky and her mini piggy named Pearl Ann. Sharky and Pearl Ann and Dr. King love to travel to various hospitals, oncology centers, nursing homes, and other locations sharing pet therapy and embracing the human animal bond for the healing benefits, smiles, and tail wags that pets can bring into our lives. Dr. King first became a certified pet therapy team through Faithful Paws with her last rescued Scottish Terrier mixed tri-paw dog Hank. Hank lost his battle to malignant melanoma cancer in 2015 but has his angel wings now. He inspired Dr. King during her early years in her career as a veterinarian and his memory remains dear to her heart. Dr. King has also hosted a radio program on Voice America called 'The Compassionate Life', and she currently serves as an athletic coach on the board for Team Pet Peace of Mind. She lives in Granbury, Texas with her fiancé Dr. Carmine G. Esposito.
Stephanie LawrenceLead Veterinary Technician
Stephanie was born in Fort Worth, Texas and called Granbury home her whole life. She joined our team in August 2006 as a veterinary technician, then became our lead veterinary technician in October 2019. Stephanie loves to work with animals of all shapes and sizes in a hospital setting. She has always dreamed of working with animals which led her to receive her Veterinary Assistants degree. She also enjoys staying current through continuing education classes. Stephanie shares her life with a tiny Chihuahua named “Lelu” and a blue Pit Bull named 'Enzo'. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband Gary and their daughter, swimming, hiking, being with friends, and living every day to its fullest.
Linsdey CruzVeterinary Technician
Linsdey was born and raised in Houston, TX. Life brought her to North Texas in the summer of 2017 and she joined our team in October of 2017. From a young age, Linsdey has always had a love for animals and grew up having a variety of pets. She currently lives with 2 chihuahuas named Shakira and Seguin, and a pit bull named Cheeto. Linsdey is also continuing her education in Veterinary Science to receive her Veterinary Technician Associate's degree. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, playing on a professional billiards team, the company of friends and family, and spending time with her dogs.
Stephanie was raised right here in Granbury. She joined our team in August of 2008 and currently holds the position as our receptionist. She shares her home here with her five rescue animals. Mylee, Tailor, Hank, Sierra, and Twix. In her spare time she enjoys doing projects around her house, playing with her animals, and spending time with her family.
Kyndal BarkerVeterinary Technician
Kyndal was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined our team in 2020 as a Veterinary Technician. She is currently in school studying biomedical science. While in school she started her career path as a veterinary technician and is loving every minute of it. “While it is hard work, every moment is beneficial, whether educational wise or with the connection you make to each animal you meet.” She has four fur babies, two English/Brazilian Mastiffs, 'Ruger' and 'Kimber', a Blue Heeler, 'Stormi', and the most recent addition, a Beagle, 'Jethro'. Kyndal and her soon to be husband will be adding more to the pack once they have their lives established in the home they are building together. They all enjoy hiking, fishing, going on new adventures, and making memories. “We try to live every day like someone left the gate open.”
Haley GarrettKennel Technician
Haley was born and raised in Saginaw, TX, where her love for animals flourished. Growing up she had pets of all sizes from tarantulas and sugar gliders to snakes and cows. She joined our team in July of 2020 and soon after earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Tarleton State. She hopes to further her career in Veterinary science wherever the road may take her. In her spare time Haley loves to spend time with her cats Luna and Apollo. She also enjoys going outdoors and capturing her adventures with photos and spending quality time with her loved ones.