Taylor Veterinary Clinic

Meet Our Team

Veterinary Team in Longview: Dr. Nick McClimon
Veterinary Team in Longview: Nick and his dog

Nick McClimon - Veterinarian

Dr. McClimon has always had an affinity with animals and enjoyed caring for them but when he began working in a veterinary practice and realized the special character of pet owners it solidified his goal of becoming a veterinarian. As he put it, “Pet owners are a selfless group of people who make caring for animals even more rewarding.”

He graduated from Luther College in 1999 with a double major in Chemistry and Biology and then graduated with distinction from Iowa State University in 2003 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After a year in a multi-doctor general practice, he began practicing emergency and critical care medicine. This intensely challenging environment helped to hone his medical and surgical skills treating the most critically sick and injured pets. Although very stressful, he is proud of the years he spent supporting people and helping pets through some of the worst events in their lives. But the emotional and physical strain convinced him to return to general practice and wellness care, or as he said “Over 13 years of ER work I have seen just about everything twice but now look forward to keeping animals healthy and out of the ER.”

When Dr. McClimon was introduced to the Taylor Veterinary Clinic, he realized the opportunity Dr. Taylor’s retirement was creating and was honored to accept the torch of care.  Along with the great staff, he intends to continue the high standard of care and service that the Taylor Veterinary Clinic stands for and looks forward to building relationships with his new clients and patients.

Dr. McClimon is married to his beautiful wife Wendy, and has two children. Addison, a second-grader at Spring Hill, and a 4 year old son named Logan, who keep them busy with sports and activities. He enjoys running, biking, and woodworking, and looks forward to becoming more active in the Longview community. They have had a painful last year losing Belle, a 15 year old black lab and Coco, a 19 year old chinchilla, leaving only Amaya, their 11 year old australian shepherd to love.

Veterinary Team in Longview: Head nurse Johnette Barker
Veterinary Team in Longview: Johnette and her dogs

Johnette Barker - Head Veterinary Nurse

Johnette’s position defies a simple job title. 24 years ago, just out of college at Northwest Louisiana University studying dental hygiene, she came to TVC for a temporary receptionist job but fell in love with the profession and never left. She has grown to handle almost every job in the practice. Johnette has an incredible memory for names and loves all the precious friendships she has developed with our clients over the years. She exemplifies our goal of going above and beyond to serve our patients and clients. Outside of work Johnette enjoys cooking, reading, shopping and spending time with her husband Johnny and 17 year old son Taylor (the light of her life). She has the “sweetest most perfect dachshund” named Truffles, a pit-bull named Sadie, and a crazy german shepherd named Ghost. She enjoys watching movies and POPCORN …she has even been known to buy movie popcorn w/o staying for the movie!
Veterinary Team in Longview: Head receptionist Rhonda Crist
Veterinary Team in Longview: Rhonda and her dog

Rhonda Crist - Head Receptionist

Rhonda is our head receptionist and the first smiling face you meet when you visit. She started her veterinary career in Marshall prior to moving to Longview and joining the TVC. Over the last 10 years, she has also trained as a veterinary nurse and occasionally helps with patient care.  She is also our most digitally connected and is in charge of our online presence (social media goddess:). At home, she has a handsome pug named Aston and a snake called Saint. She has two adult children, Kristen and Brandon, and a beautiful grand-princess she loves spending time with. She enjoys going to the movies, the beach and camping. Her two favorite movies are an interesting combination…Grease and Tombstone.
Veterinary Team in Longview: Receptionist Amber Parvin
Veterinary Team in Longview: Amber and her dog

Amber Parvin - Receptionist

Amber is our receptionist and helps keep all the cogs at TVC moving. Amber graduated from Kilgore College and has always been involved with animals having grown up on a dairy farm and raising horses and beef steers. Amber has a large family including 7 pets (4 dachshunds and a chihuahua/pinscher mix, 2 ducks, and 1 cat), 5 children (Nicholas, Skylar, Alexis, Harlee, and Blaize), two grandkids (Brylee & Cayden), and one husband (Shane). She is obviously a very patient and caring person. Amber enjoys camping, dancing, cooking and spending time with her family. Her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
Veterinary Team in Longview: Veterinary nurse Emilee Hailey
Veterinary Team in Longview: Emilee and her cat

Emilee Hailey - Veterinary Nurse

Emilee is one of our veterinary nurses and cat whisperers. She graduated from Kilgore College and then took time to be a mother and raise her daughters Haiden and Kaidee. Emilee started her veterinary career at TVC in 2015 as an assistant and has worked hard to grow into the veterinary nurse position. She enjoys watching young animals develop their personalities and finds it rewarding to help older pets age successfully and comfortably. Emilee has two cats, Georgie Porgie and Jelly Bean, Posey a miniature schnauzer, Charlie Brown a lab/pit mix, and a hamster named Marshmallow. In her free time Emilee enjoys camping, traveling, watching her kids play sports and gambling.
Veterinary Team in Longview: Veterinary assistant Taylor Wallace
Veterinary Team in Longview: Taylor and her dog

Taylor Wallace - Veterinary Assistant

Taylor has worked as a veterinary assistant for the last year but has been training to become a veterinary nurse. Taylor enjoys working with all of our great clients and smothering our patients with love. She has often been caught cuddling post-surgical patients in recovery. At home she has a spoiled yorkie named Baby and a leopard gecko named Liz Khalifa. She enjoys spending time at the lake and boating with her friends. Taylor has an infectious laugh and loves hair band rock music!
Veterinary Team in Longview: Head kennel technician Mandy Schwind
Veterinary Team in Longview: Mandy and her dog

Mandy Schwind - Head Kennel Technician and Assistant

Mandy is our head kennel technician and veterinary assistant. She has always wanted to work with animals and has found her calling at Taylor Veterinary Clinic as she is a very attentive and caring person. Mandy also shares Dr. McClimon’s inability to sit still and never stops keeping TVC clean and comfortable for all the pets who stay with us. She has a wonderful 8 year old son named Jaylon with whom she loves spending time. Together they enjoy reading, walking, biking, playing cards and board games.
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