Our Veterinarians

Dr. Mike Hicks

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Mike Hicks has been intrigued by medicine since he was a young man, and he’s never been one to back down from a challenge. By the time he was in high school, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the challenging yet fulfilling field of veterinary medicine! Every day, Dr. Hicks gets to make a difference in the lives of pets and their families as the owner of Fairfield Animal Hospital.

Dr. Hicks grew up in Augusta, Georgia with his parents and three sisters. His father’s career took the family to Texas, and Dr. Hicks has considered himself a Texan since the late 1970s. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University, he attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in the spring of 1992. He worked in a Houston small-animal practice for a year, then a mixed-animal facility in Lufkin. In 1998, he accepted a position at an emergency clinic back in Houston.

After three years as a critical care veterinarian, Dr. Hicks decided to pursue his longtime dream of practice ownership. He opened Fairfield Animal Hospital’s doors in September of 2001 in order to provide top-notch service to the pet owners of Cypress. Medically, Dr. Hicks is fond of surgery, wound management, and internal medicine cases. Most of all, though, he enjoys the day-to-day interaction with his clients and their beloved pets. He never tires of hearing about his patients’ home lives!

Dr. Hicks is a proud father to three fantastic sons. His eldest attended Texas A&M and now works in the oil and gas industry, and his two youngest boys are currently attending—you guessed it!—Texas A&M to study physical therapy and engineering. Dr. Hicks currently shares his home with a yellow Lab named Roscoe and Pecos, a rescued Chihuahua.

In his time away from the clinic, Dr. Hicks enjoys golfing and fishing with his sons, spending time in the Texas hill country, and watching Texas A&M football. He’s also a trail veterinarian for the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race—every year, he makes the trip to Alaska to tend to the event’s amazing canine athletes!

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Dr. Sandra Harris

Veterinarian

Growing up, Dr. Harris constantly brought animals home and nursed them back to health. Her interests in science and medicine started to blossom as she progressed through her education, and one thing soon became clear: Dr. Harris was destined for a career in the animal care world!

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Harris received her Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in 1993. She continued on at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to receive her DVM in 1997, and started here at Fairfield Animal Hospital in a relief capacity in 2004 before transitioning into full-time work. Dr. Harris has a special interest in internal medicine cases because of their challenging and rewarding nature, and also enjoys getting to know clients on a personal level during wellness exams.

Dr. Harris lives with her husband, Clark, and their three children. The family shares their home with Bella, a Golden Retriever; Parker the cat; a hamster named Lily, Checkers the corn snake, and several fish.

In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Harris enjoys camping with her family and scrapbooking when she gets the chance. She’s also an avid runner, and recently trained for and finished her very first marathon!

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Dr. P.J. Wonder Koehne

Veterinarian

Dr. P.J. Koehne’s parents performed wildlife rehabilitation when she and her siblings were growing up, and Dr. Koehne loved watching animals heal and be successfully released back into nature. She’s had a passion for animal care ever since she was young, and she wanted a dynamic career in which she could continue to grow. For Dr. Koehne, veterinary medicine was always the perfect choice!

Dr. Koehne grew up in the Houston area, where she began showing horses at the ripe age of eight. After high school, she trained horses for two years before starting her undergraduate education at Blinn College in Brenham. Next, she transferred to Texas A&M University to study biomedical science, then gained acceptance to the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate studies. Dr. Koehne was married midway through her junior year of veterinary school, then graduated with her Doctorate in May of 2016.

Dr. Koehne first met Dr. Hicks at an interview session sponsored by Texas A&M University. A mere two days later, she was offered a job! Dr. Koehne started here at Fairfield Animal Hospital in early June of 2016, and couldn’t be happier to begin her private-practice career alongside the hospital’s caring and compassionate family.

Dr. Koehne lives in Brenham with her husband, who works for the town’s Parks and Recreation Department, and several pets. They have a Labrador retriever named Tacy; Alf the search-and-rescue-trained bloodhound; two Boer goats named Laverne and Shirley; and five horses who go by Sonny, Sport, Honey, Copper, and Pinache.
In her time away from work, Dr. Koehne enjoys crafting, spending time outdoors, watching old-time movies, and trying her hand at the violin. She also hopes to pick up horseback riding again in the near future.

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