Dr. Amy Vogt
Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt is a board certified specialist in canine/feline medicine. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 from Texas A&M University, then did an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Florida, and has been practicing in the Houston area since 1996.
Dr. Vogt is past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association. She previously coordinated the continuing education programs for both organizations. She served on the Companion Animal Committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for several years, and now serves on the Specialists Committee and Board of Directors. She served several years as the American Animal Hospital Association’s Vet Student Advocate for Texas A&M University, providing guidance and support to the student chapter at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
She has helped to write several national veterinary practice guidelines:
- Feline Life Stage Guidelines – Co-Chair for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association, 2010.
- Canine Life Stage Guidelines – Chair for the American Animal Hospital Association, 2011
- Canine Preventive Health Guidelines and Feline Preventive Health Guidelines – task for member for the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2011
Dr. Vogt is married to Todd Vogt, a chemical engineer (and fellow Aggie). In addition to their twins, their family has included many pets over the years, including some much loved pets who blessed the family with 16 to 19 years of companionship. Living with very old pets and their many chronic health conditions gave Dr. Vogt a deep appreciation of what it takes to care for those pets. And that has translated into more compassionate and understanding care for her patients.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Rebecca is our lead veterinary technician. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from ____ and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion for animals, so she decided to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather and make a career in the veterinary field. Rebecca loves learning new things and says the best part about her job is waking up every day to do a job she loves. Her hobbies and passions include anything outdoors, traveling and photography. She also loves spending time with her 2 dogs, Tiekan and Tank and her cat, Bagheera.
Maria earned her A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Some of Maria’s hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, binge watching TV shows, cuddling her fur babies and collecting different lipsticks. Her favorite foods include, but are not limited to, sushi and anything spicy. Maria decided to make a career in the veterinary industry because she has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember and she knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the medical field. Therefore, veterinary medicine was the perfect career choice for her. Maria says her favorite part about being a veterinary technician is the feeling she gets when a pet has a positive experience during their visit. Sometimes pets associate “going to the vet” with negative or scared emotions. So, it’s very rewarding when we are able to make the process as smooth as possible and have our furry friends leave purring or wagging their tails, excited for their next visit.
Karen was one of the very first technicians hired when Friendship Animal Hospital opened its doors in 2009. She has over 20 years of experience, with degrees in nursing and in veterinary technology. She says her favorite part of her job is making animals feel better when they are under the weather, and of course puppies and kittens! Some of Karen’s hobbies include reading, needlepoint and genealogy. Her favorite foods are Chinese and BBQ.