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Meet the Team

Dr. Vijay Gudipally


Dr. Gudipally hails from Hyderabad, India. He received his bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Hyderabad, India in 1991. He then received his Masters in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1996. He successfully completed his clinical rotation from Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1997. He went on to receive his ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) Certificate from AVMD in 1997. He then practiced as a small animal veterinarian in a multi-doctor hospital in Chicago from 1998-2001. He also worked as a relief vet from 2001-2004 in Chicago, Southern California, Austin, and San Antonio. Dr. Gudipally, along with his wife Indira Gudipally, opened Pflugerville Animal Hospital in 2003. He then opened FM 685 Animal Hospital in Hutto in 2009. In addition to being licensed in the state of Texas, Dr. Gudipally is also USDA accredited. His favorite past time is spending time with his wife, two sons, and family pet Maya

Dr. Might

DVM Outside Referral Specialist

Dr. Kelly Might, DACVS was raised in Bedford, Texas, a town between Dallas and Fort Worth. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate student, earning a bachelors in zoology and a minor in Spanish. He then attended Oklahoma State University for veterinary school. Early in his first year at Oklahoma State, Dr. Might found his calling for veterinary surgery. Dr. Might completed a 1-year rotating internship at PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, California. He then went on to perform a 1-year surgical internship at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Boulder, Colorado. These experiences were then followed by a three-year surgical residency at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. During his training, Dr. Might developed a strong interest in minimally invasive surgery and orthopedics. While at Washington State University, Dr. Might published multiple manuscripts and found great interest in orthopedic research. After 9 years away from home, Dr. Might, his wife, and two children returned to Austin, Texas. By teaming up with Dr. Allman and performing mobile specialty surgeries, Dr. Might is able to provide complicated surgical procedures to many pets that would not otherwise be able to receive specialty care. When not at work, Dr. Might enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Sharon Howe

Office Manager

Sharon prefers to be called MsFixIt or The Cat Wrangler. She thinks the best part of her job is helping others, whether it is resolving issues or assisting with the animals. Married with older children, she is also meowmy to 5 cats of her own, and she and her husband foster cats with Austin Siamese Rescue.

Brittany Baldwin

Team Lead

Brittany is the Team Lead/Lead Vet Tech/Customer Service Rep at Five Star. She has been at Five Star since October of 2021. As a young child, she dreamed of becoming a Veterinarian or working with animals and could not be happier with how her life has turned out! Animals are her passion and she loves coming to work every day. She also has a gaggle of her own dogs and cats at home with her fiancé.

Nyomi Bean

Veterinary Technician

Nyomi is a Vet Tech at Five Star. She was born in NH, but lived most of her life in VT. She traveled a lot while working on the pipeline previously. After that, she went to live in AL, working on a show horse farm for three years. She wanted a change, so I moved to TX with her then boyfriend, now fiancé. She has three dogs - Ruger, who’s 7 years old, River, who’s just over 1 year and Renegade, who’s 9 months. They all live in a camper full time together and love it. One day they want to buy and own their own place with lots of land. Nyomi has always dreamed of opening a horse boarding facility and hopes one day she will be able to.

Rachel Lee

Veterinary Technician

Rachel is currently a Junior at UT Austin studying biology and pursuing the Veterinary Medicine field. She was born in Texas and raised in South Korea. She has one dog named Lovely that she absolutely adores. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Luci Williams

Veterinary Technician

Luci is a Vet Tech at Five Star. She was born and raised in Texas in a small town. She has 2 dogs and 3 horses with her boyfriend. She enjoys spending time with all of her animals and training horses outside of work.

Jonnie Hesse

Veterinary Technician

Jonnie is a Vet Tech at Five Star. She is a senior at Lake Travis High School and a soon-to-be freshman at Texas Tech University. She aims to be a food/exotic animal veterinarian and also an advocate for animal welfare laws in legislation. She has a passion for animals that are often overlooked, striving to treat them all with respect. She currently takes care of 4 reptiles, including two geckos, a skink, and a python.

Trisha Nguyen

Veterinary Technician

Trisha Nguyen has been working at Five Star Veterinary Center as a Vet Tech since 2022 and is currently a senior at the University of Texas studying neuroscience and social/behavioral sciences. She is pursuing veterinary medicine and has a sassy tabby cat named Kitty. She was born and raised in Texas and loves spending time listening to live music and watching TV with her cat.

Channing Valigura

Lead Kennel Technician

Channing is our Lead Kennel Tech at Five Star. Channing has dreamed of working with animals since she was 7. She has a strong passion for animals and is compassionate, patient and kind with our sweet boarders and well loved by them all!

Ashley Stevens

Kennel Technician

Ashley is a Kennel Tech at Five Star and loves being able to take care of animals! She shows livestock and raises sheep for fun.

Ashleigh Morton


Ashleigh is a Receptionist here at Five Star. She is currently in school for Nursing. She is excited to finish that degree and continue pursuing her education for her doctorate. She loves animals and spends time chasing her Pug, Winston, around her property. She also has a cat named Rocky Balboa, who is her little fighter. She loves staying active after dancing for 27 years. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, and practicing archery with her boyfriend