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In Loving Memory of Dr. Valerie Busick McDaniel


We regret to inform you that Dr. Valerie Busick McDaniel has passed away. She played a large role in all of our lives, so we want to thank everyone for their support and loving memories.Dr. Valerie Busick McDaniel was a native Houstonian. She was in the first graduating class, from Episcopal High School, then received her undergrad degree from the University of St. Thomas. She studied veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University, where she graduated in 1997. In 2000, she became the proud Owner of The Montrose Veterinary Clinic. She and her daughter lived with their two dogs, Peyton and Emaline, their cat Embree, and their Illiger Macaw Grover. Dr. McDaniel spent her free time cooking, reading and relaxing on the water. She will be missed dearly. 

Dr. Catherine Powell


Dr. Catherine Powell is a native Texan who attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate and veterinary medicine degrees. She received her veterinary degree in 2001. She and her husband, daughter, and son reside in Shepherd Park Plaza with their two dogs, three cats, a ball python, and a hooded rat.

Dr. Chivonne Ali


Dr. Chivonne Ali received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, her native country. Her graduation year was 2001 and she has worked at an emergency clinic as well as regular practices. She and her husband have lived in Houston for 7 years with the beagle mix Austin. Dr. Ali has been at Montrose Veterinary Clinic since 2008 and loves the neighborhood. 

Dr. Brittany King


Dr. Brittany King graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada in 2010. She joined the clinic in April of 2015 and couldn't be happier! She has practiced small animal medicine in the corporate and private sector with a love of surgery, the human-animal bond, community outreach, and client interaction. She loves adventure, travel, and athletic endeavors. She has raised money for various charitable pet and human endeavors via swimming across the English Channel, running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 11 days, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, completing the full 140.6mile Ironman Triathlon, and founding the One Health One Medicine Island Free Clinics in Grenada. In her free time, she loves to fly airplanes with her private pilot's license as well as serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Dr. King thoroughly enjoys living in Houston with her rescue terrier "Sharky Fu Manchu" and exploring all of the cultural opportunities the vibrant city of Houston has to offer.