Your Pets Come First
The hospital is located at the corner of 121 and independence in city of Frisco. We provide pediatrics, preventive medicine (vaccination, physical exam, etc.), boarding, grooming routine check-ups, dentistry, geriatrics, and surgery. Our diagnostic facilities are state-of-the-art with access to blood work machine, radiology, ECG, otoscopy, ultrasound and much more. Our drive-through capability provides you with a faster and more convenient service for medicine pick-ups or pet drop-offs. Our boarding facility is equipped with internet cameras which give you the comfort of checking on your pets while you're hundreds of miles away. We encourage you to drop by our facility for a tour. We really appreciate your trusting us with your pets.
Dr. Ali Rohani, D.V.M.
Dr. Ali is the practice owner of Alma Animal Hospital in Allen and 121 Animal Hospital in Frisco. Before moving to Dallas in 2002, he practiced for several years in the beautiful Windsor, Canada. He then started practicing at a very busy animal clinic in Garland for a couple of years, along with performing Veterinary relief work throughout the Dallas metroplex. In 2004, with the help of his brothers, Dr. Ali built and opened Alma Animal Hospital. Alma Animal Hospital is where Dr. Ali got to know many of his current clients and staff that would soon become both friends and family. Many years later, Dr. Ali and his brothers decided to grow and build another location. In 2011, 121 Animal Hospital was built so that he and his staff could offer their services in a broadened area. He is proud that both facilities employee friendly and caring staff that tirelessly practice high end care.
Dr. Ali is an accomplished veterinarian who can effectively treat and manage challenging cases. He is a skilled surgeon that is competent in both complicated and routine surgical procedures. Possessing the ability to perform orthopedic as well as soft tissue surgeries, he is a progressive practitioner, striving to provide top-notch veterinary care and client service. With his academic background, Dr. Ali loves to continue education and spends around 80 to 100 hours per year for CE, transferring newly developed methods and technologies to clients and their pets. He holds several certifications such as Regenerative Stem-Cell therapy, abdominal ultrasound, and echocardiographic examination. His medical interests are internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, and dentistry; but his passion is to perform ultrasounds and echo exams which can very challenging in the veterinary field.
Through all of this, he still keeps his outgoing and friendly personality and enjoys interacting and socializing with clients while highly caring for their pets. Personal hobbies include learning and playing music, outdoor activities, swimming, and traveling with his family.
Dr. Jacob Worthington graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Dental Society. His professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and dentistry. He has a passion for helping pets live healthy, longer and pain free, especially through good dental care. Your pet’s health is his #1 priority and he believes that the better informed you are on what is happening with your pet, the better care decisions you are able to make for them. Dr. Worthington lives in Allen, Texas with his wife Stacey, 3 children, Josh, Sam and Becky, and 2 Chihuahuas, Brady and GiGi. He is active in his church at Chase Oaks. Hobbies include playing with his kids, reading, camping, hiking, and computers.
Dr. Leah Atwood graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in 2008. Before joining the 121 Animal Hospital, she practiced at a high volume small animal clinic in Dallas, Texas for 7 years. She has a passion for preventive medicine and believes strongly in educating clients so that they may make the best medical decisions for their pet. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, clinical pathology, and internal medicine. Dr. Atwood lives with her husband Jason, son Ethan, her English bulldog Hemi, and 2 cats - Rusty and Dori. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and cooking.
After spending much of her childhood in McKinney, Dr. Brittany Hickok is returning to the DFW area. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science at Chapman University in Southern California. After working as an overnight veterinary technician at an animal emergency hospital, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. Her medical interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Hickok is very happy to be joining the team at Alma Animal Hospital, where exceptional quality care is the standard for all of their patients.
Dr. Hickok lives with her fiancé David, also a veterinarian who practices in the Dallas area. They share their new home with Bubbles and Clover (both Jack Russell mixes), Klaus (a Yorkie mix), Samson (a Pitbull Terrier) and their two cats (Trig and Medley). While not working, her interests include yoga, hiking, watching her tv shows, and of course spending time with her family and animals at home.
Hi! My name is Carma, and I’ve worked with Dr. Ali since 2004. I started working in the kennel at Alma Animal Hospital just a few months after it opened, and gradually started learning more of the technician and reception areas as well. I currently help out at both facilities in all areas along with assisting any new employees as they get acquainted with everything. I enjoy working closely with our patients, as well as getting to know their stories and meeting their families. I’ve always had a soft spot for animals, which is why when we were younger, my sister and I would bring home any type of creature we thought was in need of assistance. I believe that pets have the ability to bring love into anyone’s heart, and it is up to us to ensure their well-being, just as they do for us. I understand that each one brought into the clinic is playing a very important role in someone’s life. My goal is to help create an environment at our hospitals that make all pets, clients and staff feel welcome. After all, we are all in this together.
My name is Bethany Serrano and I have worked with Dr. Ali since November 2006. I am married to someone who understands and shares my love for animals and we have a son. I have always loved animals so being a technician made sense. Growing up I was blessed with parents who also loved them so there was never a shortage of pets in our house. We had everything from dogs, birds to even a goat. As an adult I continue to surround myself with animals. We currently have a Pit bull named Veda Bear, a mixed breed named Dirk Sandwich and a Yorkie mix named Tater Tot.
Hello, my name is Cindy and I joined Alma Animal Hospital team in January of 2007. I was fortunate to have realized that my passion lies with caring for animals in need. My family consists of my husband, two wonderful children and our two rescued dogs named Clyde and Kota. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies, traveling and spending time with my family.
My name is Courtney Axton, and I am a receptionist at the Alma Animal Hospital location in Allen. I have worked with Dr. Ali since November of 2007. I have 12+ years experience in the veterinarian field, beginning as a technician then moving into reception and customer service. I have always had a love for animals and was lucky to have parents that felt the same way. Growing up we had horses, pigs, goats, dogs, and cats. Currently I have an 11 year old maltese named Vinnie, an 18 month old minature schnauzer named Reeci Rae, a 16 year old manx named Dr. Spock, and a 7 year old DSH named Ritzy Kitzy. In my spare time I enjoy reading and listening to rock n roll music.
My name is Chris and I was born and raised in Plano, Texas where I currently reside with my son and daughter. I have been with the Alma & 121 Animal Hospitals since February 2010. I have worked in the veterinary industry since middle school and have always had a great amount of satisfaction from caring for animals. I have several pets of my own, including a bloodhound mix, a terrier mix, two Chihuahuas and two cats. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing video games and watching movies.
Animals are more than companions; they are part of our family and can only show their love by actions and the occasional argumentative bark. Taking care of family is always forefront in our days and priorities; you always want your animals to be as healthy as possible and to look as best as possible, for their happiness and your peace of mind. My name is Marcelo and I have been working at Alma Animal Hospital for 8 years and have been a Groomer since 2005, with experience in grooming both dogs and cats. My family, my pets and I moved from Argentina to the United States in 2004 and have been living in Allen, TX since then. My wife and I foster and work with the rescue group Society for Companion Animals; since most of our extended family are rescues we like to help as much as we can to find home to those who need them. Currently our house has more animals than humans, with three cats- Homeless, Bagira and Carolina- and five dogs –Kiara, Chocolate, Zorro, Angel and Hope- plus our human kids we have a full house! Please feel free to contact our location in Allen if you would like to schedule either a consultation or an appointment, I am always there in case you would like to meet and discuss anything related to your animals.
Though born and raised in Texas, I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012 with a BS in Animal Science and an AAS in Veterinary Technology. I received my veterinary technician license in 2014. I have a border collie/greyhound mix whose whole goal in life is to always have someone petting her. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, practicing my meager photography skills, embroidering, and eating yummy food.
Hi, I’m Christine. I recently moved here from California with my husband, 2 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a blue and gold macaw. We are enjoying our new Texas home. I have worked in the veterinary field for four years in reception.
Hi my name is Ravin and I was born and raised here in Texas. Ever since I was little I have had a big heart for animals of all different kinds and sizes. I've just recently moved to Corinth with my husband and two goofy but loving Pomeranians. I love that I have the opportunity to help and care for animals and hope to advance my career in veterinary medicine. In my spare time I like spending time with friends and family, listening to music and cooking.
My name is Laura and I have been working with Dr. Ali since September 2014 and have been in the veterinary field since April 2012. I obtained my CVA from Collin College in 2012. I enjoy having the ability to work with and help animals in need. I currently reside in Princeton with my dog Rita, an Australian Shepard.
Kerrie joined the team in 2014. She has been in the veterinary field for a total of 7 years. She and her husband moved to Texas in 2012 when he accepted a position as a software engineer. Prior to that, you would find her working on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Kerrie loves photography, scrapbooking, spending time with her husband, family and her pets (2 cocker spaniels) and rooting for her home team, the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Hi, my name is Michelle Hazen and I have been working with Dr. Ali since August of 2014. I have always had a passion for helping animals and am currently going to college in order to reach my goal of becoming a veterinarian. I have 5 dogs; Sir Henry (a Border Collie mix), Lady Olivia (Yorkshire Terrier), Barron Wolfgang (an Australian Terrier mix), Harley Count of Davidson (a Maltese), and Lord Aspen (a Maltese Mix). I received my CVA certification in 2011 from TVMA and have been working as a veterinary technician for 4 years. In my spare time I like watching movies, shopping, refurbishing old furniture, writing, painting, decorating/designing, and of course playing with my fur babies.
Hello, my name is Jackie and I joined the team in July 2015. My family consists of my husband and two fur babies, Meow Meow and Phoenix. In my spare time I enjoy skin care, watching movies, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
Kevin started working at Alma Animal Hospital and 121 Animal Hospital in the fall of 2014. He currently resides in McKinney with his 2 chickens, “Walker” and “Texas Ranger”! For a long time, Kevin has shown compassion for animals. At work, it is evident in his ability to earn their trust, while getting to know them and making them feel safe when they are away from home. Kevin also has a love form music, and in his off time, enjoys sculpting, spending time in the outdoors and camping.
Hi, my name is Nikki. I moved to Texas in 2015 with my husband and fur baby Bailey. Since then we have been blessed with our sweet baby girl Teegan. I'd like to believe I'm a crafty person so I enjoy DIY projects and cooking. I am a certified Veterinary Assistant and have an Associate in Arts degree.
Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am new to Texas. I am originally from Michigan, but have also lived in San Diego before calling Dallas my home. I’m a graduate from an AVMA accredited college and hold an associate degree in veterinary technology. I have passed the Veterinary Technology National Exam in April 2015 and will soon be taking the Texas State Boards to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I am married and have 2 rescued Shepherd Mixes. Other than loving on my fur babies, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and rooting for the Detroit Red Wings!!
Saeed Afkhami is the founder of Alma and 121 Animal hospitals. Saeed holds Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from SMU and his field is research and development of cutting edge algorithms mainly in energy industries. Although his skills are different from veterinary field, he is doing so many jobs in the background that makes a business healthy and successful. His contributions are more focused on management and administration fields. He is also helping the business in IT related jobs such as computer networking, cameras, internet, ...
Daniel is part of our management team at 121 Animal Hospital and Alma Animal Hospital. He joined our crew back in 2006 as a kennel tech and now takes care of multiple areas within the clinic administration. Over the years at our hospitals, Daniel has had the good fortune of becoming great friends with a number of our clients, and still enjoys taking time out to play with his old (and new) boarding friends in our kennels. Like his co-workers, Daniel shares a lifelong passion of caring for animals and he enjoys being a part of our great team here at our clinics.
I have been privileged to work with our great team as an account/office manager and system administrator. I deal with computers and database backup/maintenance, payrolls, billing, accounting and websites. If you get emails about how we are doing, yes, that’s from me! My background is in computer programming, quality control and monitoring data. Also I am an artist. I play/record music and do partner dancing! I might be able to show and teach some dance moves to your pet if you could ever find me ;)