About Us

Our teams at both 121 Animal Hospital and Alma Animal Hospital want your pets to feel at home. Our friendly staff members are here to meet your pet’s needs.

Meet our 121 Animal Hospital Team

ALI AFKHAMI-ROHANI, DVM

Practice owner and Medical Director

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. ROBERT MORROW, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Hi. I’m delighted to be part of the team here at 121 AH. I was raised in West Texas and owned my own Veterinary practice in El Paso for 24 years. I met Dr. Ali in 2005 as he opened Alma AH and worked with him 2007 through 2009. After 10 years in corporate Veterinary Medicine I have returned to work with Dr. Ali. He is a wonderful person and veterinarian and I feel “at home” practicing along side him. I have been in practice over 40 years now and I have developed interests in general surgery and treating allergies and associated skin diseases. I enjoy meeting new clients as well as appreciating the long term relationships we have with our established clients. In my spare time I tinker with my guitars and play enough to still enjoy making music.

DR. COLBY LUNDQUIST, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Colby Lundquist, DVM grew up in a Owasso, Oklahoma which is a suburb of Tulsa. After graduating high school in Owasso, he attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for both undergrad and veterinary school where he obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary medicine in 2021. He moved to Frisco, TX at the end of February 2022 and started at 121 Animal Hospital at the beginning of March of this year. Dr. Colby Lundquist has an interest in Surgery and Internal Medicine

Dr. Colby Lundquist grew up playing multiple sports and enjoys them to this day. Attending Oklahoma State, he attended as many sporting events as he could rooting for his beloved Cowboys. He also enjoys anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, going to the lake, hanging at the beach, and multiple other activities. He is very excited to join our team at 121 Animal Hospital as well as living in the Frisco area.

DANIEL
Administration, IT, & Management Team

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.

ABBEY
Lead Veterinary Technician

Hi y’all! My name is Abbey and I am the lead veterinary technician here at 121 Animal Hospital. I graduated from Richland Collegiate High School in 2012 with my diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Performing Arts with an emphasis in Dance. I also have another passion- animals. I am currently studying Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College, specializing in anesthesiology, and will graduate May 2020. I grew up with “fur babies” of all kinds, but especially bulldogs. I have a strong love for anything that has lots of rolls and a squishy face! I have always believed that animals are pure at heart, love without judgment, and deserve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. In my off time I enjoy gardening, calligraphy, and being with friends and family.

ALEXUS
Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Alexus! I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician at both 121 Animal Hospital and Alma Animal Hospital! I have been in the field since 2015 and graduated with my degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018. I’ve been working with Dr. Ali since 2019 and it has been amazing! I have 2 beautiful dogs, an Australian Shepherd named Sheela and a Corgi named Charlie. I also have 4 incredible cats named Persephone, Hades, Ike, and Coconut (Crazy Cat Lady for sure)! Working in this field has been the most rewarding time of my life and it definitely is my passion. I love getting to work with the rescue groups we have, as well as get to form a bond with our clients and their fur babies! I’m always learning and always striving to be the best I can be for my patients! In my off time I love to go work out at the gym, spend time with friends, and work on my insane plant collection. 

BAILEY
Boarding Care Attendant

My name is Bailey. I am a senior at Frisco Centennial High School. My interests include playing soccer, working with animals, and doing activities outdoors. I like fishing, hiking, and camping. I was born and raised in Texas. I plan to go to college and major in veterinary medicine. My goal is to become a veterinarian that works with both small and large animals.

CINDY
Client Care Representative & Operations Support

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.

BETHANY
Office Management Team

My name is Bethany 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.

CHRISTINE
Client Care Representative

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.

JOHNPAUL
Lead Boarding Care Attendant & Veterinary Technician Assistant

Hi! My name’s JP and I was born & (mostly) raised in Texas. I’ve loved caring for & interacting with animals my whole life, especially cats! When I’m not taking care of animals, I enjoy videogames, cooking, and playing the drums. I currently have one little fur baby, a cat named Eden, but I would love to see at least one more in my care. Though I’ve only been a part of this great team for little over a year, I can see a few more great ones ahead of me!

 

Meet our Alma Animal Hospital Team

ALI AFKHAMI-ROHANI, DVM

Practice owner and Medical Director

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.

LEAH ATWOOD, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

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 French bulldog Gio, bulldog mix Max, and cat Dori. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, staying active, baking, and traveling.

JACOB WORTHINGTON, DVM
Senior Associate Veterinarian & Medical Director Consultant

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 internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and dentistry. He has a passion for helping pets live healthy, longer pain free lives, 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. He has 2 rescue dogs named Hannah and Otto von Schnitzelbaum,  a rescue cat named Mr. Darcy, and a crested gecko named Zilla. He is active in his church at Chase Oaks. Hobbies include playing with his kids, reading, camping, and hiking.

ALEXUS
Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Alexus! I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician at both 121 Animal Hospital and Alma Animal Hospital! I have been in the field since 2015 and graduated with my degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018. I’ve been working with Dr. Ali since 2019 and it has been amazing! I have 2 beautiful dogs, an Australian Shepherd named Sheela and a Corgi named Charlie. I also have 4 incredible cats named Persephone, Hades, Ike, and Coconut (Crazy Cat Lady for sure)! Working in this field has been the most rewarding time of my life and it definitely is my passion. I love getting to work with the rescue groups we have, as well as get to form a bond with our clients and their fur babies! I’m always learning and always striving to be the best I can be for my patients! In my off time I love to go work out at the gym, spend time with friends, and work on my insane plant collection. 

CHRIS
Senior Veterinary Technician, Inventory & Equipment Regulator

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.

CARMA
Office Management Team

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.

COURTNEY
Office Manager

Hello, my name is Courtney and I am the Office Manager for our Allen location Alma Animal Hospital. I started at AAH in 2007. I have had a lifelong love for animals and their care. Growing up we had dogs, cats, horses, and a goat. I also had tree frogs, turtles, and lizards. With 20+ years’ experience in the veterinary industry I have turned that love and passion into my career and a large part of my life. I have many hobbies including reading history and fiction, listening to music from the 60’s to the present, and spending time with family and friends. I currently have two rescue kitties Ritzi and Mitzi and my beloved Mini Schnauzer, Remi. 

TAYLER
Pet Stylist

Hi, my name is Tayler and I currently live in Plano, Texas with my two pups Bolt the schnauzer mix, Colt the poodle, and my African side neck turtle Momo. I have grown up with pets my whole life and knew from day one that I wanted to work with them. I went to the grooming school Hip Dog School for grooming arts back in the spring of 2011. In my free time I love hanging out with my pups and hanging out at home.

TATUM
Patient care

Hi, my name is Tatum! I have been working as a technician for 3 years, and have been at Alma since 2021. I have 3 fur babies a German Shepherd named Chevy, a Great Dane named Oakley, and a rescue mix named Maci. I was born and raised in Texas and have lived in the same small town since birth. Growing up I always wanted to work with animals, and this job has given me the experience that I always dreamed of. This job has made a huge impact on me, being able to treat pets and see them grow and thrive makes every day worth it. My compassion for animals has only gotten stronger since becoming a technician, and I wouldn’t trade my experience for the world.

AUTUM
Boarding care & Patient care

Hey my name is Autum! Yes, that is actually how my name is spelt. I was born in Dallas Texas and have lived in Allen ever since. When I’m not wearing scrubs, you’ll find me wearing some gothic attire (except for in this picture because I was at the Grand Canyon!) I love styling clothes and putting outfits together with my other hobbies being hiking, working out, spending time with friends and family, photography, and traveling just to name a few of them. I love animals which is why I chose this work field, but cats are the ones that steal my heart. My ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian to help care for all pets!

ASHLEY
Receptionist

Hello. My name is Ashley, and I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Dallas studying biomedical engineering. I work as a receptionist here at Alma Animal Hospital and have two loving dogs at home, Sapphire and Onyx. They are my pride and joy, and the reason that drives me to make sure every pet that comes through our doors is well taken care of.

TESSA
Boarding care

Hello, I’m Tessa! I joined the team in November of 2022, and I’m so happy to be here! I’m currently in college working towards completing the classes needed to become a Veterinarian Technician. Growing up, I was always surrounded by animals; horses, dogs, cats, gerbils, you name it! Animals have always made my days brighter, and I hope to do the same for them. I have four furry friends at home, the mini Aussie named Sadie, the Tuxedo cat named Max, a grumpy cat named Lilly, a hamster named Peppa, and even a beta fish named Dolly. I am so grateful to be working at such an awesome hospital with so many amazing people! I look forward to caring for all of the future fur babies!

SARAHY 
Patient Care and Boarding attendant

Hello! My name is Sarahy (SaraE) and I’m currently a student a Texas Tech University, majoring in Animal Sciences with a Pre-Vet concentration! I’ve been working at Alma Animal Hospital as a kennel/tech assist since 2021. Working at Alma has been a dream come true. I’ve never felt apart of a family in a workplace like I do at Alma. Alma Animal Hospital is a true blessing for me. Since the day I could form memories all I’ve ever wanted was to care for animals. I have a true calling and passion for working with animals and can’t imagine doing anything else in life. I have four fur babies of my own all australian shepherds with unique personalities of their own. On my free time I love hanging out with my friends and watching scary movies.

SARAH 
Receptionist

Veterinary medicine has always intrigued me fulfilled me. I’ve worked in the field for about 18 years now & I wouldn’t have it any other way! Majority of my spare time is spent outdoors either hiking, running, camping, kayaking or adventuring with my little feisty dog Fiona. I also have an elderly cat named Luci who enjoys chasing the sun spots around the house as the day goes on. She really can’t get enough of that warmth. My niece and I love hanging out doing crafts or just spinning her around in circles and tossing her on the couch. I’m beyond happy to be part of the Alma family for over 2 years now.

EVELYN
Patient Care

Hi! my name is Evelyn and I’ve been working at Alma since 2019. I started out as a kennel technician at 121 Animal Hospital, and then began working at Alma in the treatment area. My favorite animal is a German Shepherd Dog – and every time one comes into our facility, I make sure to be the first to one see them! I have grown up with German Shepherds and currently have one that’s a year old named Gunner, along with an 8-year-old Yorkie named Mia.  I am bilingual, which allows me to extend the care we offer by translating any medical terminology needed to help our clients and their pets. Outside of work, my hobbies include playing soccer, riding horses, and working out at the gym. Working at Alma has increased my knowledge and understanding of animals and makes me feel good knowing I am helping a member of someone’s family.

MEAGAN
Patient Care

Hi, my name is Meagan and I have always wanted to work with animals! So, now that my kids are a little older I am pursuing that dream. I just recently got into the field of veterinary medicine and hope to go far. At home I have a husband, 2 daughters and one mini pinscher. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and baking delicious treats.

DAVID
Patient Care

Meet David, he’s awesome! We’ll call him, “Awesome David”. However, he can be “Uncooperative David” when it comes to writing his own bio; so he got the coolest person he could find to write it for him. Awesome David joined Awesome Alma in the early stages of the pandemic while working towards his CVA at Collin College. Among all the chaos in 2020, we learned that he has the remarkable ability to maintain a calm demeanor in an array of situations. Don’t let the stoicism fool you, though. He will turn into a big ball of mush when tending to patients in the treatment area (especially if they’re a Cavalier King Charles). Awesome David also possesses a refined taste for the finer things in life, such as the PopTart, and the pizza; but does hold strong opinions against coleslaw. He enjoys reading lots of books to further his knowledge of different animal species. With a specific interest in reptiles, Awesome David plans to work with them in the future.