Brittmoore Animal Hospital

1236 Brittmoore Rd.
Houston, TX 77043

(713)468-8253

brittmooreanimalhospital.com

Matt Dikeman, D.V.M.,
Diplomate A.B.V.P.

Dr. Matt Dikeman is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He began his career with Brittmoore Animal Hospital in 1970.  He is a Diplomate through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (A.B.V.P.) and a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Over the years, Dr. Dikeman has become known within the community as the "friendly country doctor in the big city". He has also become known as the "bulldog doctor" as he has treated and/or preformed corrective surgery on numerous congenital bulldog conditions. Dr. Dikeman is certified through the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP).  

Matt and his wife Sarah have two children, Neal and Rebecca. Neal and his wife live in Houston. Daughter Rebecca, is a veterinarian as is her husband. They have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Madeline live in Tennessee.  Matt enjoys his two cats and his weekly trip to the ranch with his dog, Sandy, to tend to the cattle and "chit-chat" with the country folk.

Kit Kampschmidt,  D.V.M. 

Dr. Kit Kampschmidt is a 1983 graduate of Oklahoma State University. He joined Brittmoore Animal Hospital in 1984. He has an interest in canine reproduction and cryopreservation. He is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and has served as a consultant to other veterinarians through the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). He has been an invited speaker for national veterinary meetings, state and local veterinary associations, and many breed clubs. He served on the Synbiotics National Canine Reproduction Advisory Council and has trained veterinarians from all over the United States and the world (Korea, New Zealand, Slovakia, Greece, and Canada) in canine semen freezing and artificial insemination techniques. He is a member of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and served on the board of directors for the Society for Theriogenology.

Kit and his wife Ann have two children, Jordan and Erin. Jordan lives in San Antonio where he attends the University of Texas Health San Antonio Medical School. Erin is a lawyer living in Chicago and working for Rush University Medical Center. Ann is an active tennis player and runner. Kit enjoys tennis, reading, fishing and traveling.

The Kampschmidt's share their home withFrench Bulldog named Dunston and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Winnie..

 

Mary Tatum, D.V.M.

Dr. Mary Tatum is a 1980 graduate of Texas A & M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and joined Brittmoore in 2002 with interests in reproduction, sports fitness and performance dog medicine. Dr. Tatum is certified through the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP) and known for her radiography techniques for submission for OFA certifications. Her interesst in performance and sport dogs (agility, field trial, obedience) has earned her a license as a Field Trial Judge. She has bred Golden Retrievers for the past 35 years. Watermark has produced numerous show champions and hunt test, agility titled Golden Retrievers. For the past 20 years, Dr, Tatum has bred and competed with Labrador Retrievers. Her Labradors compete in all the hunting trial venues and she has bred a National Field Champion. You can visit her dogs at www.watermark-retrievers.com. Dr. Tatum is very active in the community as a charter member of the Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club and member of several working retriever clubs. She is currently the President of the Lone Star Retriever Club.

The family also includes several Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers and their dachshund, "Dash" that loves to ride in the truck to all the field trial competitions and dog shows. Bubs and Katzi, their feline family members, are quite at home with all their canine companions!

James Rieman,D.V.M.

Dr. Jim Rieman received a Bachelors in Biology degree from Loyola College in Baltimore and a Masters degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. He graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been involved in breeding and showing dogs for over 30 years, including several top-ranked dogs. Dr. Rieman's other hobbies and interests include offshore fishing, birding, gardening and paleontology.

Sarah Chellappan, D.V.M.

Dr. Sarah Chellappan is originally from Houston, Texas, and received her Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University in 2006 ("Gig'em!"). She then received her Doctorate degree from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Although she enjoyed living in various states and countries, she is proud to call Houston her permanent home. Dr. Chellappan's animal family includes her 2 year old spunky French bulldog, named Olivia and her 10 year old Siamese, Misha. Dr. Chelleppan has always had a passion for animals and learning, and decided at a young age that being a veterinarian was the only way to go!

Her professional interest includes surgery, including laproscopic procedures, reproduction and internal medicine.

When Dr. Chellappan is not at Brittmoore Animal Hospital, she is usually spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to be outdoors hiking, riding horses, traveling and loves to cook!

Her favorite quote:

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." 

- Mahatma Gandhi

 Sharon Gunter, D.V.M.

Sharon Gunter, D.V.M.

Dr. Sharon Gunter was born and raised in Texas. She received her Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2006 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. 

Her professional areas of interests include client education, animal behavior, pathology and surgery.  

When outside of work include not in the clinic, Dr. Gunter enjoys drawing, spending time with family and friends, training her dogs, traveling, and Kendo (a Japanese fencing martial art). Along with her husband, the Gunter household includes "Remington", a German shepherd/'coconut retriever' mix, "Sonic" a Dutch Shepherd mix, "Tiwi", a New Guinea Singing Dog, and a cat named "Odin".

 

Alexandra Pruett, D.V.M.

Dr. Alex Pruett is from San Antonio, TX and attended Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences graduatedcum laude from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in August 2014. In May 2017, Dr. Alex achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine fromTexas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Her special interest is in animal behavior and enjoys problem solving with clients. Since she was a young girl she’s wanted to work with animals and is very excited to be working with the team at Brittmoore.

"Harley" is her miniature poodle who served as Aggieland Humane Society’s Junior Bark Leader, is a three-time winner of the “Wanna Be A Wiener” race, and is pet-therapy certified. Both are active members of AggielandPets with a Purpose visiting elementary schools and hospitals. And, when in San Antonio, they visit patients and staff through University Health System’s Pet Therapy program. Together Dr. Alex and “Harley”have competed in Rally and Agility trials but Barn Hunt is where they have found their niche. They are now focusing on achieving their upper level titles throughthe Barn Hunt Association.

The newest addition to Dr. Alex’s family is "Pike", a 1-year old Australian Shepherd. Currently they are training in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, and Barn Hunt. Be sure to ask her about Barn Hunt!