Our Veterinarians

TX Vets

The Family Pet Clinic of North Richland Hills team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the North Richland Hills and Watauga areas. At Family Pet Clinic of North Richland Hills, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Jed Ford

Graduating from Texas A&M University with a DVM in 1982, Dr. Ford grew up just west of Fort Worth on a small farm caring for dogs, cats and a variety of farm animals. By the time he was 5 years old he knew that the only career he wanted was to become a “dog doctor”, because at that time he could not spell veterinarian. He founded Family Pet Clinic in 1990 with his interest in treating canine, feline and exotic animals of all types. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for a number of years and served as the President of that organization in 2013. He currently has 10 household pets of his own, including dogs, cats and even reptiles. His other interest include fishing, wood carving and bee keeping.


Dr. Sara Hofer

Dr. Sara Hofer recently received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in South Dakota as the daughter of a small animal veterinarian and is excited to follow in her father’s footsteps. She is interested in surgery and exotic animal medicine, particularly wildlife rehabilitation. When not working, Dr. Hofer enjoys spending time with her husband Luke, and their 5 pets; including a dachshund, 2 cats, a hedgehog, and a guinea pig. Her interests apart from veterinary medicine include geocaching, reading, and scrapbooking.


Dr. Katlin Johnson, DVM

Dr. Katlin Johnson graduated recently from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine after receiving her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Texas at Arlington. After starting her career in Houston, Texas, she has recently moved back to the DFW area with her husband and furry family of 7. Dr. Johnson has wanted to be a veterinarian since as long as she can remember. She became interested in exotic animal and wildlife medicine as a young girl when she found herself working with raptors and her parents became interested in pet parrots. Dr. Johnson enjoys knitting, adult coloring books, spending time with her family, and traveling with her new husband. She is very excited about joining the FPCNRH family and being back in the DFW area!


Dr. Shannon Vicario

Dr. Shannon Vicario grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Studio Art from Binghamton University in 2007. Her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree was obtained from Cornell University in 2012. She developed a strong interest in exotic pets and wildlife after taking an international wildlife course in Honduras and during externships in exotic animal medicine in California and Connecticut. Dr. Vicario has spent the last 4 years as a veterinarian in Northern New York as a small animal/exotic pet veterinarian. She also served as the primary veterinarian for the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park and was a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Vicario has recently moved to North Richland Hills with her boyfriend Chris, 2 parrots, 2 tortoises and tripod dog, Nimbus in search of warmer weather and new adventures. Dr. Vicario’s professional interests include small animal and exotic medicine, preventative medicine, surgery and dentistry. During her free time she enjoys cooking (and eating!), boating, hiking, traveling, and taking care of her orchid collection.