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Meet the Team

We are a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Brenham, Texas. Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health related educational opportunities for our clients.

Brenham Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Brenham and the surrounding areas. Please take a moment to look over our website to learn more about our veterinary practice and how we can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Lee Panko, DVM   Lee Panko D.V.M., Owner | Email Me
Dr. Lee Panko is the owner and senior veterinarian at Brenham Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Panko grew up in a large family on a farm in rural Nebraska. He received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska, and later attended Kansas State University for veterinary school. Dr. Panko received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and began caring for all kinds of animals right away.

He truly loves the life of a mixed-animal practitioner, spending his days treating dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and everything in between. His family is made up of his wife Michelle, his son Nicholas, daughter Marissa, son Luke, their dog Ginny, and a temperamental cat Rocky.

Dr. Panko is a member of the Washington County Rotary Club and attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Sarah Burbridge   Dr. Sarah Burbridge | Email Me
She graduated from Western University in 2009 and then went on to complete her small animal internship in California before moving back to Texas. Dr. Burbridge enjoys everything about small animal medicine. She loves internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, client education and loves, loves her furry patients.

Dr. Burbridge recently moved here from Houston with her husband Darryl, their two daughters, Rae and Charlotte, and two dogs Carter Jackson and CJ.

She and her family are excited to explore Brenham and cannot wait to get involved with the community.

Whitney Wagner   Whitney Wagner, Practice Manager | Email Me
Whitney joined the BVH team in May of 2000, while still in high school.  After high school, she worked at BVH as she attended college. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science. Whitney showed paint horses competitively through the paint horse circuit, as well as 4-H.  Her family includes her husband Zach, daughter Sydney, a paint horse named Lacy and a loving boxer named Diesel.

Mary Lynne Forst   Mary Lynne Forst, Client Service Specialist
Mary Lynne has worked at BVH since October 1978.  She is married to Rich and enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren.  Mary Lynne’s hobby is scrapbooking, and she loves living in Round Top with her cat, Bella.

Kerry Hughes   Kerry Hughes, Client Service Specialist
Kerry joined the BVH team in August 2005. Her family includes her daughter and son in law, Whitney and Zach, her son Wade, and her granddaughter Sydney Claire. Kerry enjoys her time with her family, cooking and shopping. She is a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she is the Director of Children’s Ministry. She has a rescue dog named Otter. Kerry and her children raise commercial cattle.

Cori   Kit Stoll, Client Service Specialist
Kit came to work at B.V.H in June 2016. Kit lives in Brenham with her family, which includes her fiancé Christopher and newborn son Cameron. She is an avid music lover and enjoys drawing and painting.

Cori   Misty Acton, Client Care Specialist
Misty joined the BVH team in March, 2017.  She lives on her parents farm in Washington with her son, Lynden, their four dogs, four cats, parrot, chickens, horses, and cows.   Misty has helped foal out miniature  mares for over 20 years.  She enjoys camping, river trips and Texas Country Music concerts.

Darrell Kieke   Darrell Kieke, Veterinary Technician
Darrell has been a large animal technician at BVH since May 2004.  He lives in Burton with his daughter, Katie, where he raises show pigs and commercial cattle.  Darrell is very active in his community, serving as President of the Burton Park Project and attending St. Johns UCC of Burton.

Kathy Weaver   Kathy Drake, Veterinary Technician
Kathy has been employed at BVH since 2000, and works as both small and large technician. Kathy lives in Burton with her husband Doug. Furry family includes 3 Morgan Horses: :Limerick Live Ammo, Limerick Topgallant and Limerick High Tide. Rescue pets 3 dogs: Gotcha, Munchkin and Milkdud. 6 cats: Biscuit, MoonPie, Butterbean, June Bug, Little Joe and Punkin. When not working Kathy enjoys hiking, kayaking and horse back riding. Kathy is a member of Rocky Creek Volunteer Fire department. 

Carrie   Carrie Cash, Veterinary Technician
Carrie began her career as a veterinary technician in 2003, after graduating from the Veterinary Paramedic Program at HCC.  She has a passion for helping animals and educating clients about their pet’s health.  Carrie is married to Jared Cash and they have a son, Rhett, who keeps them on their toes.  They share their home with a Boxer named Sissy, a Border Collie named Willie, a Red-Heeler Boston Terrier, their cat Tux.

Annette   Wendi Jo Kapchinski, Veterinary Technician
Wendi Jo joined the BVH team in April 2017.  She is a graduate of brenham high school. She  lives with her family and fur baby Boomer a pit bull mix in Brenham. She is currently attending Penn Foster Vet Tech Program . She has a very special love for pit bulls.  She would love to volunteer at Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans LA. 

Cori   Cori Kaminski, Veterinary Technician
Cori has been assisting at BVH for the past couple years through the Co-Op program at Brenham High School. She is very active in 4H and FFA, and shows cattle in major shows. Cori lives with her family, two blue-heelers Charlie and Sadie, and cattle. Cori plans on furthering her education at Blinn College and join the Vet Tech program. She is also a certified AI Bovine Technician with her dad.

Carissa   Carissa Moore, Veterinary Technician
Carissa joined our BVH team in June of 2016. During her 15 year career as a small animal veterinary technician, she has gained much experience in both emergency and wellness care. She loves to polish up your pet’s smile and has gained dental certification through the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians. When family or work isn’t keeping her too busy, she enjoys song writing and playing her guitar. She lives in Somerville with her husband Rick, her two huskies Juno and Denali, and four cats Kit Kat, Whiskers, Reba, and Mr. Man.

Carissa   Annette Westra, Veterinary Assistant
Annette first joined us in October of 2014 by helping care for our boarding dogs and cats at Barking Ranch. She now enjoys also working as a veterinary assistant at BVH, Annette lives in Somerville with her family, which includes her father Darwin, her son Cherokee, and her 2 dogs Boss, and Jack.




We love Brenham Vet Hospital. As an animal rescue we bring a lot of animals to the vet. Knowing they will be in the capable hands of Dr. Panko or an associate vet is a big relief to us. Whether it is a cat, kitten, puppy, dog or horse, we know they get the best care at Brenham Vet.
Melanie of True Blue Animal Rescue

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Wendi Jo Kapchinski, Veterinary Technician
Wendi Jo joined the BVH team in April 2017.  She is a graduate of brenham high school. She  lives with her family and fur baby Boomer a pit bull mix in Brenham.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have an emergency after hours please call (979) 836-2472 to reach a BVH doctor.

Emergency cases shall always receive top priority followed by patients with previously scheduled appointments.