Dr. Kurt Avery, DVM with puppiesAfter moving into the Rockwall community, Dr. Kurt Avery, our Chief of Staff, quickly identified his vision for becoming more connected with the local community. A coffee house idea turned into the early concept of a veterinary practice to be located in the center of the community that he calls home. This dream, became a reality in the summer of 2008. Since then, it has grown into a 6000 sq. foot, full-service veterinary hospital with complete medical, surgical, and pet lodging services (including eight spacious suites).

Special attention was given to convert the traditional treatment area concept into a cutting edge dental medicine wing. Although Dr. Avery grew up in California and attended Cal Poly in Pomona, he felt more at home while living in the northern Midwest to complete his degree in Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

Dr. Vanessa Ali, DVM with horse Dr. Vanessa Ali began working at Stonebridge Veterinary Hospital in July of 2017. She grew up in Plano, Texas and still resides there today. Dr. Ali attended Texas A and M Commerce for undergrad and earned a DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to being accepted to veterinary school, she competed for over 10 years with her Paso Fino Horses. In January of 2012, Dr. Ali completed an equine internship at Rockwall Equine Center.

At home, Dr. Ali has several pets including four horses, Cortesia, Favorita, Campensina, and Retador, a dog, Sapharia, and three cats, Fiona, Tigger, and Smokey. When she isn't working, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, riding and showing horses, and cooking.

Dr. Gena Viator, DVM with dog, MarshallDr. Gena Viator grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford and currently resides in Royse City, Texas. She received an undergraduate degree and earned a DVM degree from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Stonebridge Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Viator practiced in the DFW Metroplex area. Her special interests include cold laser therapy and alternative medicine, where she is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture with IVAS.

In her spare time, Dr. Viator enjoys traveling, family time, scrapbooking, swimming, and showing Paint horses.