About Dr. Alissa Anderson
Dr. Alissa Anderson grew up in south-central Texas. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Hendrix College. In 2014 she graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She then started her veterinary career as an equine veterinarian at a referral practice in North Texas. From there she transitioned to a mixed animal practice, where she discovered that she really enjoyed working with all kinds of animals. She also practiced with a private mobile veterinary practice learning how best to provide exceptional end-of-life care to dogs and cats. She has completed advanced training in companion animal euthanasia, including especially difficult euthanasias, and is CAETA-certified. Dr. Alissa has also trained/received certification on understanding the human-animal bond, providing pet loss grief support, and veterinary herbal medicine. She is currently completely a 15-month course for certification in veterinary hospice care (there are only around 300 of these specialist veterinarians in the world currently)!
Curacore Veterinary Botanical Medicine (VBMC)
Pet Loss Partners Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist
HABRI Human-Animal Bond
Personally, Alissa has been through the end of life care and decision processes with her own pets, and she deeply believes that top-quality end-of-life care in the home should be available to all pets and their owners. A peaceful passing is the greatest act of kindness we can show our beloved animals when it's time. She has been providing in home end-of-life veterinary care for about 4 years now.
Alissa’s family includes her husband Blake, four spunky dogs (Stetson, an Australian Shepherd; Bonnie, a pitbull terrier; Lucy Lu, a Pugapoo; and Aggie, a pitbull mix), a sassy potbellied pig named Hamlet, and a handsome cat named Dorian. Her hobbies include spending time with the above, horseback riding, camping, jigsaw puzzles, and learning new skills such as calligraphy.
Blake Anderson, Business Manager
Blake and Alissa have been married since 2010 and he has always supported her passion for veterinary medicine. Blake has prior management experience in the real estate industry and has also owned and managed a saltwater aquatics company. Blake is a devoted fellow caregiver to their menagerie, and truly understands the strength of the human-animal bond.
If you have been to our Comfort Room/Office, you may have met this guy. He takes his job seriously and will gladly take pumpkin donations as payment!