Providing quality care and service since 1993

Animal Healthcare Clinic of Southlake has provided premier veterinary services since 1993. We also serve as one of the only alternative therapy veterinary providers in DFW. The doctors and staff have dedicated their careers to providing Southlake and the surrounding area veterinary services that are top quality and personalized to fit your pet’s needs. We are strong believers in the power of modern medicine, but we are not afraid to embrace proven alternative therapies.

For our staff, their pets are part of their family and they carry that perspective into our treatment of your beloved companions. As such, your pet will be treated with love, empathy, and respect.

We are located in Southlake, but also serve Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller, and the greater Dallas – Fort Worth area.

We value the trust you place in our staff and strive to provide you and your pet with the care you both deserve. Each and every staff member is committed to providing exceptional care and exemplary customer service.


Michelle Sanders-Truelsen, DVM
Medical Director

Dr. Michelle Sanders-Truelsen grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. After spending time working as a veterinary technician, she embarked upon a big life change and moved to Northern Idaho, obtaining her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Idaho in animal science and microbiology. The next step of her journey took her to the West Coast where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from the Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California.

Dr. Sanders joined our team in July 2016 as our medical director. While she truly enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she particularly enjoys client education, behavior and training, dental care, and internal medicine. Dr. Sanders shares her home with her husband Kyle, their two dogs, Mooch and Piper, and their two cats, Ralphie and Ollie. When she isn’t working, she enjoys attending concerts, swimming, kayaking, biking, hiking, cooking and baking, and training with her dogs.

Dr. Sanders-Truelsen

Michelle Sanders-Truelsen, DVM
Medical Director
 
Sarah McKenny, DVM, CVA

Dr. Sarah McKenny was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Knowing from age 11 that she wanted to be a veterinarian, Dr. McKenny volunteered extensively with the SPCA of Texas throughout middle school and high school, serving as a foster parent to sick animals. She attended the University of Miami on an academic scholarship where she majored in Ecosystem Science & Policy and Biology and then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M.

Dr. McKenny joined the team as an associate veterinarian in June 2017 to continue the clinic’s acupuncture and laser services as well as practice conventional medicine. She completed her acupuncture training in Fort Collins, Colorado as part of the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program.

When she isn’t working, Dr. McKenny loves spending time outdoors with her dog, Gemma, seeing live music, visiting New Orleans, reading a good book, and going to brunch.

Dr. Sarah McKenny

Sarah McKenny, DVM, CVA
 
Michelle Branton, DVM

Dr. Michelle Branton joined Animal Healthcare Clinic in 2009 since her move from Atlanta, GA. She is a cum laude graduate of the university of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing small animal medicine for 17 years. When she is not working she enjoys, hiking, skiing and cycling. She currently resides in Southlake, TX.

Dr. Michelle Branton

Michelle Branton, DVM
 

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