Our Team

Meet our amazing doctors and staff!

APPOINTMENT

Veterinarians

Dr. Ann Kivney

Dr. Ann Kivney

Owner

Pets: Brooke (German Shepherd mix) and Mac (Airedale Terrier)

Dr. Kivney is a proud graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in Friendswood since 1990. She opened Heritage Animal Hospital at its original location in Heritage Park in 1995 and moved to this location in 2007. Dr. Kivney always puts her clients and patients first and treats every pet like her own. In her spare time, she loves to babysit her grandson and granddaughter!!

Dr. Ashley Maxey

Dr. Ashley Maxey

Veterinarian

Pets: Zoe (Golden Retriever) and five cats: Fitzwilliam, Gnar, 99, Sister, and Darcy

Joined the Heritage family: January 2018​

Dr. Maxey has been working with animals ever since her very first job as a veterinary assistant at 14 years old. She has a lifelong passion for animal science, and it shows through in every patient interaction. Dr. Maxey graduated from Ross University in 2014, after which she spent a year doing further clinical studies at Purdue. She loves diagnostics and especially loves being able to solve problems and provide pet parents with answers. She also works in an emergency clinic a few weekends a month and enjoys the fast pace and variety of patients she gets to work with. In her free time, Dr. Maxey enjoys horseback riding, baking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband and her young daughters.

Treatment Team

Kaysie

Kaysie

Pets: Cat – Honey and dog – Mercee

Joined the Heritage family: July 2013

Kaysie has a sweet baby girl named Miss Presleigh. Kaysie loves all animals and is passionate about helping animals and keeping them healthy.

Bianca

Bianca

Pets: Dogs – Sydney (a Miniature Schnauzer and her best friend)

Joined the Heritage family: August 2015

Bianca is a very happy person almost all the time. She enjoys working at our small animal practice but would also like to gain experience working with other species, like the exotic types! Bianca loves animals and really enjoys the time she spends with each animal here at Heritage, but nothing could ever compare to the love she has for her baby (her dog), Sydney. Sydney is her best friend, and she just loves her to death!

Kelley

Kelley

Pets: Dogs – Dom (Pit Bull) and Mia (English Bulldog)

Joined the Heritage family: February 2019

Kelley is a Texas A&M grad who discovered her passion for animals after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in sociology. She loves working with all animals, but she especially loves dogs! She is hoping to learn a lot here at Heritage as she begins her path in this career field. She enjoys traveling, music, movies, and anything Harry Potter related!

Emerald

Emerald

Pets: Dogs – Nike and Slinky (Dachshunds) and Midnight (Betta Fish)

Joined the Heritage family: January 2020

Emerald began her veterinary medicine career early, earning her Certified Veterinary Assistant credential before graduating from high school. Emerald’s favorite thing about working at Heritage is the hands-on experience of working with so many beautiful fur-babies. She especially enjoys assisting the doctors during exams. In her free time, she enjoys live music of all kinds and is a nut for anything Disney! She is also a bit of a daredevil; she went sky-diving for her 18th birthday!!

Admin Team

Valeria

Valeria

Customer Service Representative

Pets: Dog – Muffin (ShiPoo) and Cat – Coco Chanel

Joined the Heritage family: June 2017

Heritage is the first foray into the animal care industry for Val, and she loves getting to meet so many adorable fur babies and their parents. A native of the area, Val spent many years as an active mom and homemaker before joining our front desk team in 2017. On the weekends, Val likes to hang out with her husband and children, preferably going to the beach or catching the latest movie. She also likes to relax by spending some time gardening or baking some tasty treats! Val is passionate about animal health and is excited to be a member of the Heritage family!

Kelly

Kelly

Customer Service Representative

Pets: Cat – Nibbler, Dog – Cali

Joined the Heritage family: August 2019

Kelly absolutely loves all animals big and small. While she is not new to the medical field, this is her first venture with animals, and she couldn’t be happier. She enjoys all that nature has to offer, especially hiking with her fiancé. Kelly also loves to paint in her free time and is very excited to begin her biggest adventure yet in being a new mom.

Brittany

Brittany

Practice Manager

Pets: Dogs – Camden (Dachshund mix), Lola (Frenchie), and Rigby (Boxer)

Joined the Heritage family: April 2018

Brittany comes to the Heritage family after over a decade of working in the corporate technology industry as an IT and Operations manager. She wanted a change from the corporate office environment and absolutely loves getting to put her experience and knowledge to work in a place where she can meet and cuddle so many beautiful fur babies. She is very excited to be a part of a team that is so passionate about providing the very best veterinary care possible. In addition to her passion for pets, Brittany also enjoys biking, attending concerts, and playing board and card games with her friends and family.