Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Plano, TX. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Allen, Mckinney, Parker, Fairview, and Hunters Glen.

  • David Cinclair, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Cinclair grew up in Plano and graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1987. A trio of very special Cairn Terriers and a love for animals were his inspiration to go to Texas A&M in pursuit of becoming a veterinarian. He attended Texas A&M and graduated magna cum laude in veterinary science. He also attended Veterinary School at Texas A&M and graduated magna cum laude in 1994. Dr. Cinclair moved to Frisco in 1994, and began practicing small animal medicine with an established and well-respected Plano practice. In 1999, he left the group and established Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in the West Allen/North Plano area, where he continues to practice today. Special interests include dentistry and dermatology.

    Dr. Cinclair is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also an active member of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, an organization whose members strive for excellence through participation in a high level of continuing education seminars and labs. Dr. Cinclair enjoys and appreciates the opportunity his profession allows him to work with and care for dogs and cats, and to establish relationships with his clients. Dr. Cinclair and his wife Becky moved back to Plano in 2001. The Cinclairs have been blessed with four wonderful children, two Cairn terriers, and a cat. Outside of work, Dr. Cinclair enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and following local sports teams.

  • David Pilkington, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Pilkington is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He knew he was destined to be a veterinarian after winning a cow milking contest in the first grade. While his career started with food animals, he is now happy to practice companion animal medicine. Dr. Pilkington moved from Connecticut to Texas in 1979, and became friends with Dr. Cinclair and his family shortly thereafter. He now lives in Plano with his wife Susan, their four children (Chandler, Bennett, Dorrie Beth, and Anne Marie), as well as their hairier children: Cotton, a DSH cat, and Penny, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel (their newest addition).

    When not practicing medicine or volunteering, Dr. Pilkington enjoys spending time with his family, playing softball, various outdoor activities, and often to his demise, cheering for the Aggies. He is also very involved with men’s groups and youth education at his church in Plano. He is very excited to practice veterinary medicine not only with an esteemed colleague, but a good friend. Dr. Pilkington believes veterinary medicine is about helping pets, and people too. He is dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond.

  • Alexandra Brewer, DVM CVMA

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Brewer is native to southeast Louisiana, where she attended LSU for both her undergraduate studies and veterinary school. Following graduation in 2007, she lived in various areas of the country, including Las Vegas and Charlotte, NC, before settling down in Texas.  She joined our practice in 2015 and has really enjoyed getting to know our clients and their pets. Recently, she earned her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture and is now offering that service.  She also enjoys preventative and geriatric care, internal medicine, and dermatology.

    Dr. Brewer and her husband Jason have two young children, and they enjoy exploring the north Texas area. She also shares her home with a yellow Lab named Benny (Dr. Brewer’s first baby), and a Pug mix named Mattie.

  • Stephanie LaGrone, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Stephanie LaGrone grew up in Plano, less than 5 miles away from CMAH. She graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2006. Growing up, she had a huge love for animals and brought home any stray she could find. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and began working at an animal clinic at the age of 17.

    In 2010, Dr. LaGrone graduated from Louisiana Scholars’ College
    at concentration in Scientific Inquiry. She then went on to receive her DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. In school, she worked with the Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana and is a huge fan of LSU football. After completing Veterinary school, Dr. LaGrone moved back to Dallas to be closer to her family.

    At home Dr. LaGrone enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé Spencer, and their pets. She has 2 cats, a Great Pyrenees named Wyatt, and a terrier named Milo. She also has pet dwarf goats and chickens.

  • Fantasia Ward

    Practice Manager

    Fantasia has worked in the veterinary industry since 2007. During that time, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2008 from the University of North Texas. She recently graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Dallas. Fantasia has 2 cats and 1 dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Jeanie Bernier

    Veterinary Technician

  • Vickie Kennedy

    Receptionist

    Vickie has been a receptionist at Custer McDermott Animal Hospital since September of 2003. From 1989-2000, Vickie lived in Hong Kong, China, and the Philippines. Before moving overseas, Vickie worked 9 years for Myers Financial Corporation in the Land Development department. Currently, she lives in Frisco and enjoys the company of her cats, Callie and Hobbs. In her spare time, Vickie likes to spend time reading, seeing movies and of course spending time with her cats.

  • Sadie Nelson

    Veterinary Technician

    Sadie attended Texas A&M University in Commerce where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2008. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and joined our team in 2016. When Sadie is not at work, she is caring for a busy household consisting of her husband, Kevin, two young sons, 4 horses, 3 dogs, 10 chickens, and one cat. She enjoys spending time outside with her family and animals including ATV riding in the mountains and horseback riding. She is passionate about engagement with the team at CMAH as well as customer service and patient care.

  • Bailey Fields

    Veterinary Technician

    Bailey joined the CMAH family in November 2018. Starting in 2014, she worked her way up from a kennel assistant to a technician. She is a mom to 1 dog, 2 cats, and a crafted gecko. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, watching anime, going to conventions, and cosplay.

  • Kim Spitzer

    Veterinary Technician

    Kim Spitzer, a Texas native, joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital team in September of 2019. She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years, which has made her love for animals and their owners grow. She enjoys expanding her knowledge by partaking in continuing education and keeping up to date on ways to improve her technician skills. Kim has a two-and-a-half-year-old whom she loves watching grow, as well as two chihuahuas who take up most of her free time. When she does find a quiet moment, you can find her reading or catching up on her favorite shows.

  • Tammy Spade

    Veterinary Technician

    Tammy has been a Veterinary Technician since early 2016. Tammy joined the team at CMAH in March 2017. As a child, Tammy knew she wanted to work with animals someday, but put that dream on hold to start a family with her husband Steve. Tammy and Steve recently celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. Tammy has 3 cats and 3 dogs. In her free time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite tv shows, spending time with her 9 grandkids, and traveling.

  • Callie Moseley

    Veterinary Technician

    Callie has been a veterinary technician since 2008, joining the CMAH family in May of 2016. Originally from Louisiana, she spent most of her life in the Plano/Allen area. She and her husband Perry welcomed a son, Josh, in 2006, later adding 3 cats (Elvis, Willie Nelson, and Beyonstray) and a Dachshund (Drake). In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and volunteering at the second chance SPCA; offering her technical skills performing laboratory testing, and fostering kittens.

  • Frances Vaughan

    Receptionist

    After raising a family and moving to McKinney in June of 2003, Frances began to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She started out as a receptionist and attended classes to become a registered veterinary technician. With a lifelong love for animals and always having pets as part of her family, the choice was not a hard one to make. Frances joined the Custer McDermott staff in April 2006 as a veterinary technician. Helping clients take care of their pets, which in many cases are like family members, is one of the aspects of veterinary medicine that Frances enjoys the most. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Polo, Noel, and Ricon. Frances also enjoys fishing, hiking, and trail riding on her Morgan horse, Skeeter.

  • Kelsey Chatigny

    Veterinary Technician

    Kelsey graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2017, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. She began following her passion in 2010 with volunteering at the McKinney SPCA and has continued in the veterinary field since. Kelsey joined the Custer McDermott staff in June of 2018. In the future, she plans to attend veterinary school and pursue Equine Reproduction afterwards. Kelsey enjoys working with her two dogs Sammy, a Rhodesian Ridgeback; and Chloe, a Jack Russell Terrier; competing at shows with her horse, Cuervo, and spending time with her family in her free time.

  • Curstin Williams

    Veterinary Technician

    Curstin has lived in Texas for most her life and she has always had a very big interest in animals since childhood. Wanting to get as much experience as possible in the veterinary world, she took all the classes she could in high school, and completed a 2 year program at a vocational school allowing her to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family. She is currently the owner of a schnauzer terrier mix named Bella, however she credits her childhood dog Brownie, a lab mix, for being there for her while she grew up.

  • Jordan Dilks

    Veterinary Technician

    Jordan joined the CMAH family in July 2020. She is currently attending the University of North Texas, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is passionate about rescuing animals and giving them the life they deserve. She has 4 dogs, guinea pigs, snakes, hamsters, geckos, rabbits, and chinchillas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring nature.

  • Doniele Almanza

    Grooming Assistant

    Doniele joined the CMAH family in.  She started her Veterinary career as a technician but fell in love with the one-on-one time that goes along with bathing animals. Her husband and daughters along with her 2 dogs, chinchilla, and cat take up her free time when she is not loving on your fur babies.

  • Marietta Cowan

    Groomer

    Marietta joined the CMAH family in 2015 when she moved to Texas to be closer to her Grandchildren. She attributes her lifelong love of animals to her grooming career. She apprenticed at a local grooming salon in high school and has groomed in some form ever since. She became an IPG Certified Master Groomer in 2000 and continues to further her career by attending dog shows and grooming events. In her free time Marietta enjoys competing in AKC conformation and obedience events with her Australian Terriers, Addie and Lottie, and her Standard Poodle Jeff.

  • Chloe Dilks

    Veterinary Technician

    Chloe joined the CMAH family in October 2019. She is currently enrolled to earn her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Her love of animals is evident as she has 4 dogs, guinea pigs, snakes, hamsters, geckos, rabbits, and chinchillas. When she is not at our hospital you can find her at the Emergency Animal Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys watching anime, drinking boba, and competing for all-star cheerleading.

  • Walter Alfaro

    Veterinary Technician

    Bio coming soon.

  • Chandler Pilkington

    Veterinary Assistant

    Chandler, the son of Dr. David Pilkington, joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital team in June 2021. Growing up with a veterinarian for a father, Chandler has always been around animals and developed a love for them at a very young age.  Chandler plans on attending Texas A&M in the future. When he is not attending high school, he enjoys playing sports, taking trips with his family, and playing video games.

  • Ashley Priest

    Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley Priest joined the CMAH family in April 2018. She has known she wanted to pursue a career in the Veterinary field since she was 6 years old, and after enrolling in a Veterinary program at Plano Senior High School, it has allowed her to dedicate more time to her passion for learning about Veterinary Science. She is currently enrolled as a freshman at Texas A&M University majoring in Animal Science. She takes pride in her role as her High School’s FFA President and raises market pigs. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with friends. Test

  • Shana Thomas

    Veterinary Technician

    Shana joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital team in 2017. She is currently a senior at Oklahoma State University earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science. Shana has always known she wanted to pursue a career in the Veterinary Field. In the future, she hopes to attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian. In her free time, Shana enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, cooking, and spending time with Lucky, her terrier mix.

  • Lyric Boyea

    Veterinary Technician

    Lyric has been with Custer McDermott Animal Hospital since January 2021. A Florida transplant, Lyric has always been an animal lover and was raised with dogs and rabbits her whole life. After several years in the food and service industry, she decided she wanted a change of pace in her career and soon found her calling working and taking care of animals. She enrolled back into school and took classes to become a certified veterinary assistant. Her future places include becoming a licensed veterinary technician and traveling to work and help as many four-legged friends as she can. In her free time Lyric enjoys cuddling her 4-year-old rabbit Angus and playing fetch with her 2-year-old Chiweenie Meadow. As well as reading and writing, cooking, and spending time with her loved ones.

  • Chelsea Fulton

    Veterinary Technician

    Chelsea Fulton joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital team in March of 2021. She has been in the veterinary field since 2016, mostly specializing in emergency medicine. Her favorite part of working with animals is the ability to learn the unique differences between species. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat Cayde and her dog Charlie, playing kickball, hiking, or taking road trips.