Dr. Amy Vogt


Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt is a board certified specialist in canine/feline medicine. She was that kid who was always rescuing injured and orphaned animals in the neighborhood. She knew in early grade school that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first job at 11 years old was as an animal caretaker in the live animal room of her local children’s museum. During her four years working there, if an animal didn’t do well, whether a sick owl or an orphaned opossum, she always thought that if she just knew more, she could have done more for them. That drive has stayed with her throughout her career to use knowledge and skill to do her best for her patients. It was the drive behind becoming a specialist.

Dr. Vogt has a passion to give back to the profession through service to the organizations that support it. She is the past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (her specialty board), and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and has coordinated the continuing education programs for both organizations. she has served the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a long time committee member, as a member of the Board of Directors, and is currently on the Executive Committee. 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.

Dr. Vogt has helped to write several national veterinary practice guidelines:

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.


Office Manager, Lead Veterinary Technician Office Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Rebecca is our office manager and lead veterinary technician. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology 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.


Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1

Hannah started out at friendship as an intern for her high school vet science class. Now she is working towards her CVA and plans to study animal science in college next year. She has loved animals since she was a little girl and always hoped to have a career that would allow her to work with them. When she started her first day at friendship she knew a vet clinic is where she belongs.

Outside of work Hannah raises/trains guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired. She loves seeing how smart an animal can be and how willing they are to help people. She also enjoys reading and crafting in her free time! Her family includes her mom, dad, little sister, her two pet dogs Charlie and Suzie, and her guide dog in training Fajita!


Lead Veterinary Assistant

Ever since she was a little girl, Cindel was always interested in being around animals and wanting to take care of them. As she got older that passion just grew. Her favorite thing about working with animals is that they have their own personality and it’s always a joy to get them to trust you and get excited when they see you.

Outside of work, she likes to read and spend time with her family. She believes family comes above all else. She loves to spend time in her garden taking care of her plants and adding new ones.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Karen was one of the very first technicians hired when Friendship Animal Hospital opened its doors in 2009. She has degrees in nursing and vet tech. She was born and raised in Houston and started working in veterinary medicine because of her love for animals. She loves caring for them, especially the kittens and puppies. She knew she was in the right profession after the first time she got a job in veterinary medicine. Karen lives with her daughter, husband, and two-year-old granddaughter. Her interests include gardening and genealogy. On her mother’s side, she has traced the family back to the 1700s in England.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Dave is from India and is an undergrad student at UH (majoring in biology). He moved to Houston in 2019. Before that, he lived in New Jersey for 2.5 years. He grew up around stray cows, dogs, cats, etc. Helping and spending time around animals has always made him happy. Loving and serving animals has always been his dream. There’s no doubt being a veterinarian would allow him to give them the best service possible. Dave lives with his parents. He is 19 years old and loves hanging out with his friends, playing guitar, singing, and playing soccer. He played varsity soccer for 2 years.


Veterinary Technician Assistant CVA Level 1

Alejandro moved here 5 years ago from Mexico after his dad got a job offer to work in Texas. He began working in the veterinary field because he has always loved animals. He loves learning about them, looking at them, watching documentaries, and reading about them, so he knew he wanted to work to help them. His favorite thing about working with animals is making someone that cannot speak or communicate where it hurts, feel better. He knew he was in the right profession when he saw a patient that came with a broken leg, walk and wag his tail as if nothing happened.

Alejandro has 3 brothers and his mom and dad. Some of his passions are working out, lifting weights, and playing sports, especially lacrosse and football. He wants to finish his degree in Biology so he can become a veterinarian.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Maris grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. She used to volunteer at FAH during the summer and has always had a passion for animals and getting them the help they need.

She knew she was in the right field when going to work didn’t feel like another chore on the list of to-dos.

She grew up with her older brother and father. Throughout high school, she was involved in FFA, agriculture, girls basketball, and the track team. She’s currently majoring in welding at Texas State Technical College and working towards an associate’s degree and welding certification 2.


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Riya moved to Texas in 2012 and has been in the Katy area through high school. She recently graduated from Texas A&M University in August of this year with a bachelor’s in Animal Science and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries. In undergrad, she joined organizations like Aggie Sisters in Healthcare, Guide Dogs and Service Dogs, and the university’s wildlife center. She is currently spending her post-grad life working on applications to veterinary school with the hopes of earning a DVM one day.

She has had a love for animals her entire life, something that only grew as she moved around in the vet med world. She worked in clinics both in high school and during undergrad and gained lots of experience with different types of animals through classes and organizations. She loves working and seeing the bond between people and their pets!

Riya knew she was in the right profession after working for animal hospitals and seeing the effect caring for people’s dogs and cats can have on their lives. Helping them and helping another member of their family makes working in veterinary medicine so special.

Her family includes her mom and dad, her sister, and her dog, Milo. Some of her hobbies include reading, watching TV, and spending time with her friends.