Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. John Metzger
Dr. John Metzgers’ grandfather and great-uncle were both veterinarians, so he’s always had a level of familiarity with the world of animal care. He’s also been a lifelong animal-lover and always enjoyed science and medicine. For him, a career as a veterinarian simply made sense! Dr. Metzger is proud to now serve as the owner, operator, and chief veterinarian of his very own practice: Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Susan Fritz
Dr. Susan Fritz was born in Bryan, Texas, and was only 9 years old when her family moved to Santa Anna to operate her father’s family ranch. Young Dr. Fritz was always the one who nurtured the weakest and sickest animals around the farm, and she quickly fell in love with the world of animal care. Her close connections with the earth’s creatures made a permanent impression—she would go on to have a fulfilling career as a veterinarian! Dr. Fritz founded, owned, and operated Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital for many years before selling the practice to Dr. John Metzger in 2019. Now, she continues to help the area’s pets and animal parents as an Associate Veterinarian.
Dr. Trish Brannan
BS, DVM, CVA, CVCH
Dr. Trish Brannan grew up in Bowie, Texas, where she spent time with horses, cattle, dogs and cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, and just about anything she could catch and sneak into the family home. She remembers “doctoring” animals when she was only a little girl, and that passion simply never quit. Dr. Brannan always knew that she wanted to help animals professionally as a veterinarian! She’s been doing just that for more than two decades here at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital.